Within the EU, UEMS is organized to handle and harmonize specialization. UEMS consists of a number of Sections for all specialities. One of these is the Section of Surgery which has a number of Divisions for various parts of general surgery. The Division of Endocrine surgery (DES) was formed in 1999 and now handles the definition of endocrine surgery and accreditation in Endocrine Surgery. The DES is run by an executive and national representatives from all European countries.
EBSQ (European Board of Surgery Qualification)
The Division of Endocrine Surgery has determined curriculum for endocrine surgery and recently also for neck endocrine surgery. DES has arranged certification examinations since 2003 and a list of successful candidates can be found under "Fellows". Information on the procedure and the application form can be found here. The next certification will take place in conjunction with the next ESES conference in Granada, Spain, on May 16, 2019.
Format of examination The examination will be conducted in English and consists of two 50-60 min "viva voce sessions", each session to be adjudicated by two examiners and consisting of two parts:
I. Clinical management problems (presented as cases) covered in the curriculum.
- Examination in Neck Endocrine Surgery: benign and malignant thyroid disease, primary, secondary and tertiary HPT
- Examination in Endocrine Surgery: thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, endocrine abdominal
In addition, basic science will be discussed in the context of the clinical problems presented
II. Discussion of two scientific papers sent to the candidates about two weeks before the exam
|Curriculum Endocrine Surgery|
|Curriculum Neck Endocrine Surgery|
|Instructions for application for EBSQ endocrine surgery certificate|
|Instructions for application for EBSQ neck endocrine surgery certificate|
For information contact
|Prof. Oliver Gimm|
Chairman of the Division Endocrine Surgery (DES)
|Prof. Marco Raffaelli|
Chairman of the Board
|Prof. Marcin Barczyński|