Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS)
Board Examination ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 2018

To apply for certification as F.E.B.S./MIS (Fellow of the European Board of Surgery – Minimal Invasive Surgery) a candidate has to undergo a two-step quality validation process: Eligibility and Examination. Eligibility is a prerequisite for the Examination.

To apply for Eligibility the candidate must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Eligibility for all exams run by the divisions of the European Board of Surgery is open for candidates trained in one of the 27 European Union countries, a UEMS country (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) or an associated UEMS country or a country with UEMS observer status.
  2. Eligibility for all exams run by the divisions of the European Board of Surgery is also open to those candidates trained outside the UEMS-area provided that the relevant division is satisfied with the training and qualifications are equivalent.
  3. The candidate must be able to communicate in the English language. Examinations in the local national language(s) will be additionally provided at the discretion of the executive.
    A national CCST is mandatory.
  4. The candidate must provide a defined LogBook countersigned by an independent expert on every page.
    The LogBook must include general information (surgeon, hospital) and for any item the type of procedure and patient initials or hospital admission number (no information that allows identification of the patients' names).
    The content of the mandatory LogBook (minimum: 1000 credit points) is published in "MIS Surgery – Knowledges and Skills".
  5. Online registration and upload of individual LogBooks will be provided by February 1st, 2018.
  6. Candidates have to be recommended by 2 independent experts. One of the experts has to work in another country than the candidate.
  7. Candidates are required to pay the fees for Eligibility (Euro 200,00) and - if accepted - a further Euro 1.000,00 to cover the Examination to the EBSQ Administration Office. The Eligibility sum is to cover the costs associated with the processing of returned application forms by the central EBSQ office and are non refundable.
  8. All payments must be effected by the required deadlines and there are no refunds for (Eligibility) candidates who are deemed ineligible to sit for the EBSQ MIS examination or do not succeed in passing the Examination. In the event that a candidate has paid for the Examination and does not attend the examination there will be no refund.
  9. Reapplication is possible for Eligibility and/or Examination.
  10. Successful EBSQ MIS Eligbility and Examination candidates are awarded the title "Fellow of the European Board of Surgery /MIS – F.E.B.S./MIS".

The UEMS fellowship (F.E.B.S.) represents a high-level validated quality control process and reflects certain knowledges and skills of a candidate.

The title F.E.B.S./MIS determines, that the person successfully proved to have validated knowledges and skills, that in most cases by far exceed the requirements for the national CCSTs. The diploma allows him/her to successfully cover the broad field of MIS with respect to the actual standards according to the judging of the commission.

Currently the qualification F.E.B.S./MIS has no automatic legal recognition in the E.U. or in any other country. Individual recognition of qualifications by the national authorities is supported by the EBSQ committee and the number of countries officially adopting the Board exam is continuously rising.

The fellowship does not implicate automatic allowance to work at own responsibility and does not automatically enhance participation in national social security systems of the E.U.

The future perspective of this European diploma is to been seen in unanimous legalization within the ongoing project of the European harmonization process of medical education.

Georg Bischof
Foundation Chairman, Working Group of MIS

Wolfgang Feil
President of the European Board of Surgery

EBSQ APPLICATION FORM

FAMILY NAME                  …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………….

FIRST NAMES                    …………………………………………..

NATIONALITY                   …………………………………………..

DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH   …………………………………………..

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE:

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TELEPHONE        ……………………………….       FAX…………………………………..

Email address     ……………………………………………………………………….

PRESENT APPOINTMENT:

TITLE                    …………………………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………

DEPARTMENT    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……..

ADDRESS             ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…………………………

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DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED

Verified and signed documents following the UEMS Division of MIS criteria are enclosed.

  • LogBook (based on Eligibility criteria)
  • LogBook Summary
  • 2 recommendations
  • Eligibility fee paid

SIGNATURE        ………………………………………….                         DATE…………………………….

DECLARATION BY APPLICANT

I wish to apply for Eligibility of the European Board of Surgery Qualification based upon assessment of my training experience. I declare that all information provided in support of my application is correct.

SIGNATURE        ………………………………………….                         DATE…………………………….

DECLARATION BY TRAINER 1

I have scrutinised this application and declare that to the best of my knowledge the information provided by the candidate concerning his/her training experience is correct.

SIGNATURE        …………………………………………..

PRINT NAME      …………………………………..………                       DATE………………………..……

POST HELD         ……………………………………………….……………………….

HOSPITAL ADDRESS         ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………

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DECLARATION BY TRAINER 2

I have scrutinised this application and declare that to the best of my knowledge the information provided by the candidate concerning his/her training experience is correct.

SIGNATURE        …………………………………………..

PRINT NAME      ……………………………………..……                       DATE………………………….……

POST HELD         ………………………………………………………………….…….

HOSPITAL ADDRESS         ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……

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Please return this form to:

Surya Ohara – Sections Administrative Manager – UEMS Section and Board of Surgery

Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes – European Union of Medical Specialists

24, Rue de l’Industrie, 1040 BRUSSELS

Sections@uems.euoffice@uemssurg.org

www.uemssurg.org – +32 2 486 06 42