EBSQ Examinations
General Surgery

Transplant Medecine EBSQ Examinations and Honorary Fellowship

Next EBSQ Examination

DateTypePlaceApplication Deadline
2023 OralAthens

The next exam will take place in the framework of ESOT Congress 2023 in Athens.

Exam candidates will receive further and detailed information in a sufficient time prior to the exam.

The candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of training in transplantation medicine.


For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application and examination process please contact:

  • Susanne Beckebaum, Chair of the European Board of Transplantation Medicine (EBTM) – susanne.beckebaum@googlemail.com
  • Speranta Iacob, Senior Secretary of the European Board of Transplantation Medicine (EBTM) – msiacob@gmail.com


The application should be sent to:
Susanne Beckebaum, Chair of the European Board of Transplantation Medicine (EBTM) – susanne.beckebaum@googlemail.com

The exam for awarding the European Fellowship in Transplant Medicine is organised by the European Board of Transplant Medicine of the UEMS Division of Transplantation in collaboration with the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT).

Examination rules

There is a separate examination for each module. Each candidate is examined individually for every module for which he/she has applied. 
The Examination format is only oral. The duration of the exam for each module will be up to 60 minutes.

The exam will be examination on clinical topics that can include direct questions, discussion of cases, questions based on presentation of radiological and histological findings and discussion around the topics included in the syllabus of each module.

A pass/ fail mark will be decided for each module following discussion among the members of the examining board without the presence of the applicant. The decision of the examining board is final and is not subject to appeal. An unsuccessful candidate is entitled to one more chance to take the exam for each module that he/ she failed. The successful candidates are awarded the EBTMQ in Transplantation Medicine (with specification for which modules) and are provided with the relevant Diploma.

EBSQ Examination fees

The fees for the EBSQ certificate in Transplant medicine are divided as follows:
– Eligibility fee of 200 euros, non refundable if the candidate is not eligible, and
– Examination fee of 200 euros.
The resit fee in case of failure is also of 200 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.

Honorary Fellowship

Senior transplant physicians with at least 10 years of continuous experience (from which a minimum of five years have to be spent in a UEMS full member country) who are practicing as specialists in nationally recognized National Health Services or University posts are eligible to apply for an Honorary Fellowship and to be exempted of the examination.

Two years of academic research in transplantation medicine can be included and accepted.

Submission of Honorary Fellowship applications is offered every year to senior transplant physicians meeting the requirements.

The Honorary Fellowship is not subject to periodical re-evaluation by the European Board of Transplant Medicine.

Honorary Fellowship Categories

Based on experience, colleagues can apply for obtaining the Honorary Diploma in one of the following categories/ modules:

  1. Liver Transplantation
  2. Kidney Transplantation

Requirements

In order to apply for the Honorary Fellowship, candidates should fulfill minimal requirements by including the following electronically submitted documents (only English language accepted) in the application:

  1. Letter of motivation of application for Honorary Fellowship based on clinical activity in the field of transplantation for at least 10 years. Two years of academic research in transplantation medicine can be included and accepted.
  2. Two (2) recommendation letters
    1. From the Director or Head of the specific transplant program of the Transplant Center where the applicant works.
    2. From the Director or Head of the specific transplant program of another Transplant Center, who is familiar with the applicant’s work and experience or as alternative, a letter of support from the President of the applicant’s National Transplant Society. 

The letters should clearly state that the candidate meets the requirements for eligibility to apply for a Honorary Fellowship (10 years continuous experience and international recognition for her/his clinical, scientific and teaching activity and/or active memberships in recognized scientific associations in the field of transplantation).

  1. The curriculum vitae should be subdivided in the following sections:
    1. Clinical activities (the most recent ones at the top)
    2. Scientific activity (all publications, the most recent ones at the top). A minimum of five publications in a peer-reviewed journal with first or last authorship is mandatory.
    3. Past and active Memberships of national or international recognized scientific transplant associations.
    4. Teaching activity in the field of transplantation
  1. Valid document of identification – passport copy recommended
  2. One passport size photo
  3. Payment of the application fee (400 EUR).

All interested applicants are invited to provide the following documents to Susanne Beckebaum (susanne.beckebaum@googlemail.com) with the UEMS Surgery office in copy (office@uemssurg.org) and to proceed with the necessary application fee payment (details below):

Bank transfer of €400 (to be made when applying – necessary step required for assessment of the application):

Name of the account:                        UEMS/Section of Surgery
Account number:                                001-7195551-70
Name of the Bank:                              BNP Paribas Fortis
Address of the Bank:                          Montagne du Parc 3
                                                           1000 Brussels
                                                            Belgium
IBAN Code:                                          BE60 0017 1955 5170
BIC/SWIFT Code                                  GEBABEBB

The candidate must indicate with the transfer their name and Honorary certificate transplant medicine in the bank statement.

The candidate shall submit all the required documents for the assessment of their eligibility by the evaluation committee of EBTM. Each member of the EBTM evaluation committee will independently evaluate the documents indicating the evaluation result for each candidate. In case of disagreement between evaluations on one or more candidates a supplementary joint conference for a final evaluation and decision will be carried out.

For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application and evaluation process please contact:

Susanne Beckebaum, Chair of the European Board of Transplantation Medicine (EBTM) susanne.beckebaum@googlemail.com

Speranta Iacob, Senior Secretary of the European Board of Transplantation Medicine (EBTM) msiacob@gmail.com

The successful candidate will receive a certification of their honorary fellowship. And, a list of the transplant physicians awarded the Honorary Fellowship will be published on the Fellows page here.