|Examination date||Part||Place||Application deadline|
|13th & 14th April 2024||Part 1 – written|
Part 2 – oral
|Online||16th February 2024|
All candidates – including new candidates and those who postponed or failed previously – must apply through the QuizOne dedicated web-platform accessible through the buttons below. Applications by any other means are not accepted.
Please note that once the deadline date to apply is passed, no application will then be possible and acceptable by any means.
Before clicking the “Apply” button, please carefully read the EBSQ policies and Eligibility criteria and ensure that you are ready to submit all required documents.
Please also ensure that you pay the registration fee before the deadline. Payment of the examination fee can be made after the deadline, within two weeks of notification of your eligibility (sent by e-mail).
We kindly encourage applicants to submit their documents and payment as early as possible.
Candidates are responsible for their own application and its follow-up. Checking up regularly emails, and junk emails, is highly recommended – the UEMS Section of Surgery will not be responsible for any missed information sent via email.
You wish to apply to the EBSQ Examination in Emergency Surgery for the first time or you were assessed as not eligible in a previous attempt to participate to the exam or your eligibility has expired.
You are a new candidate. Please click below:
You didn’t succeed once in a previous session of EBSQ Examination in Emergency Surgery and you want to give it another try? You are a retaker.
Please click below:
You were assessed eligible in a previous session of EBSQ Examination in Emergency Surgery, you were not able to attend the Examination and you want to attend the 2023 session? You are a postponer.
Please click below:
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.
The number of examinees in each exam is limited.
Eligibility of an application will only be reviewed by the board once all required documents are provided and the Eligibility fee has been paid. Once these conditions are met, applications are treated by “first-come, first-served” principle. Incomplete applications or unpaid fees will result in delay of evaluation of your application.
Please read the instructions carefully and submit all required documents to support your application.
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 as PDF files on the UEMS 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:
The total fee for the EBSQ examination in Emergency Surgery is €700:
Payments must be made via Paypal directly on the QuizOne web platform dedicated to registrations.
The eligibility fee is to be paid when the applicant registers for the certification.
The examination fee should be paid once the eligibility of the applicant has been confirmed, within two weeks following confirmation of selection, to finalise the registration for the examination.
All fees paid are non-refundable. The exam fee may be transferred to another exam sitting if more than 30 days’ notice is given.
For those who have been assessed eligible, you may postpone for up to 24 months without having to pass and pay the eligibility assessment again. After 24 months you must go through the eligibility assessment again.
Failing the written exam, a new attempt in the forthcoming exams is possible, the resit fee is €350.
Cancellation/Postponement up to 90 days before the exam:
Cancellation/Postponement less than 90 days before the exam:
Reasonable cancellations within 90 days of the exam will be considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Board of Examination. Supporting documentation is required.
For those who have been assessed eligible, you may postpone for up to 24 months without having to pass and pay the eligibility assessment again. After 24 months you must go through the eligibility assessment again and pay its fee.
All fees paid are non-refundable. The exam fee may be transferred to another exam sitting if more than 90 days’ notice is given.
The EBSQ Examination organised by the UEMS Division of Emergency Surgery consists of 2 parts:
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 Fellow of the European Board of Surgery in Emergency Surgery (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.