EBSQ Examinations

Emergency Surgery EBSQ Examinations

Next EBSQ Examination

DatePlaceApplication deadline
09 April 2022Online12 March 2022

Applications for this upcoming examinations are open.

You wish to apply to the next EBSQ Examination in Emergency Surgery (and you are a new candidate)? Please click below

Please note that once the deadline date to apply is passed, the link won’t be accessible anymore. No application will then be possible and acceptable by any means.

You didn’t succeed in a previous session of EBSQ Examination in Emergency Surgery and you want to give it another try?
Please contact our office at the following email: sections@uems.eu before the deadline date to register yourself for this session.

Examination organisation & rules

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

Reapplication is possible for the Eligibility process and/or the Examination.

Eligibility requirements

In order to check the eligibility of any application, we request that each applicant download and fill in the Application form and the following documents that you can download below.

These documents and forms should be then uploaded on the platform during the registration process.

For details on the eligibility criteria, please download the following document:

For details on the required skills, please download the following document:


Candidates must attach the following documents to their online registration on the UEMS Surgery platform:

  • signed application form
  • completed logbook
  • logbook validation form
  • recent photograph of yourself
  • copy of your passport
  • CV
  • certificate of completion of specialist training
  • certificate of completion of ATLS course or approved alternative
  • certificate of completion of DSTC course or approved alternative

Examination fees

The fees for the EBSQ certificate in Emergency surgery are divided as follows:
– Eligibility fee of 350 euros, non refundable if the candidate is not eligible, and
– Examination fee of 350 euros; the resit fee in case of failure is also of 350 euros.

The eligibility fee is to be paid when the candidate register for the certification.

The examination fees should be paid once the eligibility of the candidate has been confirmed, to finalise the registration of the candidate for the examination.

There are no refunds for candidates who 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.

Examination rules

For details on the proportion of questions from each category that candidates will be asked in the examination (i.e. 5% would be on pre-operative care), please download the Blueprint:

Candidates should get a good understanding of the focus of the examination from reading these sources (non-exhaustive list):


Candidates who are successful in the Examination will be awarded the title “Fellow of the European Board of Surgery in Emergency Surgery – F.E.B.S./EmSurg”.

A UEMS fellowship (F.E.B.S.) represents a high-level validated quality controlled process and reflects certain knowledge and skills of a candidate. The title F.E.B.S./EmSurg confirms that the holder has successfully demonstrated knowledge and skills in Emergency Surgery that, in most cases, far exceed the requirements for the national CCSTs.

The F.E.B.S./EmSurg qualification has no automatic legal recognition in the E.U. or in any other country. Individual recognition of qualifications by national authorities is supported by the EBSQ committee and is being adopted by increasing numbers of countries. The fellowship of itself does not imply an automatic right to independent practice nor does it 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.