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Applications for this upcoming examinations are now closed.
No application is now possible and acceptable by any means for the 2023 session.
Please note that we do not accept any document as support to applications by any other means than uploaded on the website. Any document sent by any other means including by email will not be considered as part of an application.
Please note that places are limited. We will apply a first applicant, first registered policy. Do not wait last minute to finalise your application. We kindly encourage applicants to submit their documents and payment as early as possible, once applications are open.
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).
All candidates, including new candidates and those who postponed or failed previously must apply through this website! Before clicking on the “Apply” button, please ensure that you have read thoroughly the Eligibility criteria, and that you have completed and are ready to submit all the documents required to assess your eligibility to the EBSQ Examination in Endocrine Surgery.
Please note that passing the exam is not a license to practice within the EU.
The UEMS European Board of Surgery Qualification (EBSQ) examination in endocrine surgery, neck endocrine surgery or neck endocrine and adrenal surgery confers to the successful candidate the title of Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) in endocrine surgery, neck endocrine surgery or neck endocrine and adrenal surgery.(F.E.B.S./EndSurg). The EBSQ Examinations in Endocrine surgery or neck endocrine surgery are organised as follows:
All applications and payments must be processed through the online platform.
If you wish to apply and assess your eligibility for the next EBSQ Examination in endocrine surgery, neck endocrine surgery or neck endocrine and adrenal surgery, please download the following documents, filled it out electronically, printed, signed and submitted as pdf-file.
For all applications:
Applicants who have carried out their surgical training in one of the European Union countries, a UEMS country (i.e. Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) or associated UEMS countries are generally eligible.
Applicants who have carried out their surgical training outside the European Union or UEMS countries must provide a letter of recommendation from the National Surgical Association certifying the candidates CV.
In addition, 2 letters of recommendation from 2 members of the ESES, at least 1 of whom should hold an EBSQ in Endocrine Surgery, are mandatory. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Candidates must provide:
The Surgical procedures logbook must include a minimum of the procedures defined in the curriculum and follow these notes.
a) Record the date of each procedure performed together with the patient’s hospital number and birth year
b) An “assisted” procedure is defined as an operation where you assisted a Specialist Endocrine Surgeon.
c) A “performed” procedure is defined as an operation performed by you with the assistance of your Specialist trainer.
d) Your Trainer must sign the relevant space indicating that you acted as first assistant or performed the operation to a satisfactory standard.
Eligibility to sit the UEMS examination for Board Certification in Endocrine Surgery is dependent upon completion of all the procedures listed, assisted and performed, in the number as indicated in the curriculum.
The Evidence of competence level logbook including Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) is a very important part of the application for eligibility.
An Entrustable Professional Activity (EPA) is a critical part of professional work that can be identified as a unit to be entrusted to a trainee once sufficient competence has been reached. The key factor is Entrustment. The trainee is not only capable of tackling the particular procedures or units independently but he can be trusted to do this by his tutor(s). The units listed include the competencies that surround these procedures that are further explained in the Syllabus. The 5 levels of competence can be found in the Curriculum.
The fees for the EBSQ certificate endocrine surgery are divided as follows:
– Eligibility fee of 175 euros, non refundable if the candidate is not eligible, and
– Examination fee of 375 euros; the resit fee in case of failure is also of 375 euros.
Candidates are requested to pay fees to cover administrative and examination costs.
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 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
Participation in any examination process, in itself, always encompasses the possibility of failure.
The assessments are based on a supranational system and are conducted objectively to the best of our knowledge – the main aim being that a uniform and high standard of endocrine surgical professionalism is maintained across Europe.
Participation in the assessments requires full and unconditional acceptance of all the terms of the examination. Submission of the completed application by the candidate is regarded as confirmation of full compliance with the above terms and conditions and the Core of Assessors cannot be liable for any ruling concluding that the candidate does not meet the required standards for the award of the EBSQ-endocrine fellowship.