|11th & 12th February 2023|
19th February 2023
|Part 1 – written|
Part 2 – oral
|30 November 2022|
The next session of EBSQ Exam in Emergency Surgery is planned in two steps:
This examination is accessible either in English language or in Spanish language.
Applications for this upcoming examinations are closed since 30th November 2022!
We accept applications only through the UEMS dedicated web-platform. Applications by any other means are not accepted.
Please note that you have to submit all the required documents and paid the Eligibility fee before the deadline date. The further payment of the Examination fee may be possible after the deadline date within 2 weeks from the notification of your eligibility (sent by email).
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.
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 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 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.
Cancellation/Postponement up to 30 days before the exam- Exam fees (if paid) postponed to next sitting + an admin charge of 90 euro.
Cancellation/Postponement less than 30 days before the exam – Exam fees not transferred to the next exam. If candidate was deemed eligible then they will pay the full exam fee + 90 euro admin fee. They will not have to pay the eligibility fee again if they have been assessed eligible.
Reasonable cancellations within 30 days of the exam will be considered on a case by case basis. Supporting documentation may be required.
For those who have been assessed eligible, you may postpone for up to 24 months. After 24 months you must go through the eligibility assessment again.
All fees paid are non-refundable. The exam fee may be transferred to another exam sitting if more than 30 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.