EBSQ Examinations

Transplant Coordination UEMS European Examinations

Next EBSQ Examination

DateTypePlaceApplication deadline
16th of August 2023MCQ onlineClosed
17th of September 2023OralAthensClosed

Applications are closed.

All candidates – including new candidates and those who postponed or failed previously – must apply through the QuizOne platform accessible through the buttons below

We do not accept any document as support to applications by any means other than uploaded on the dedicated web-platform. Documents received by any other means will not be considered as part of an application.

Please note that once the deadline date to apply is passed, no application will be 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 fees before the deadlines.

Places are limited. Do not wait until last minute to finalise your application as places will be offered on a first come, first serve basis from date of application completion.

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.

We kindly encourage applicants to submit their documents and payment as early as possible.

You wish to apply to the EBSQ Examination in Transplant Coordination for the first time or you were assessed as not eligible in a previous attempt to participate to the exam.
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You didn’t succeed once in a previous session of EBSQ Examination in Transplant Coordination and you want to give it another try.
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You were assessed eligible in a previous session of EBSQ Examination in Transplant Coordination, you were not able to attend the Examination and you want to attend the next session. You are a postponer.
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Fellowship of the European Board of Surgery

To apply for certification as Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) in the specialty of Transplant Coordination offered by the European Board of Surgery and the Board of Transplant Coordination, a candidate has to undergo a two-step quality validation process: Eligibility (Part l) and Examination (Part ll).

A candidate successfully passing the Eligibility and Examination will be qualified as: Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) in Transplant Coordination.

The Fellowship of the UEMS is a significant high-level indication of professional competence and excellence. It basically reflects the ongoing important European standardisation, harmonisation and quality assurance process in medicine.

At present, the fellowship of itself has no automatic legal recognition in the European Union or any other country. Individual recognition of qualifications by the national authorities is supported by the EBSQ committee and the number of countries officially adopting the Board exam is continuously rising. The future perspective of this European diploma is to be seen in unanimous legalization within the ongoing project of the European harmonization process of medical education.

The candidate for the EBSQ title in Transplant Coordination should be a future opinion leader in transplant coordination.

Examination organisation & rules

Eligibility requirements

Candidates should have:

  • 24 months experience as a transplant coordinator,
  • coordinated at least 30 organ or organ plus tissue donors,
  • presented at least 1 abstract in a national or International meeting, or published 1 publication in any journal, independently of the language and the impact factor.

Eligibility assessment

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.


Examination is held in two parts : a Written exam (MCQ) and an Oral exam.

Certification can be obtained for the following separate modules:

Module 1: General Donation and Transplant Coordination

Module 2: Living Donor Coordination

Module 3: Recipient Coordination

Module 4: Tissue Donation Coordination

A candidate can be accredited for one or more modules and the CETC will specify which modules he or she has obtained. Eligibility criteria will be established according to the module to be examined.

Application documents

Applications to the EBSQ Examination in Transplant Coordination is composed of the following documents:

Application documents checklist

  • Signed application form (filled-in in English) as per the template that you can download below
  • Completed and signed Logbook sheet (filled-in in English), as per the template that you can download below
  • Signed and stamped certificate of present job as Transplant Coordination in English
  • Certificate of experiences as transplant coordinator
  • Copy of your valid license as health care professional
  • Certificate(s)/Diploma(s) of Transplant Coordination Training
  • Reference letter from the country Board of Transplant Coordination member OR National transplant and donation society OR National transplant procurement organisation
  • CV in English with the list of publications in Vancouver Style, and the list of oral and poster presentations
  • A scan of your ID card or passport with your photo and your name in Latin letters

Examination fees

The total fee for the EBSQ examination in Transplant Coordination is €600:

  • €200 for the Eligibility Assessment
  • €400 for the Examination

Payments must be made via Paypal directly on the QuizOne platform dedicated to registrations before the deadlines dates.

The eligibility fee is to be paid when the applicant registers for the exam.

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.

Eligibility is valid indefinitely once confirmed and the €200 Eligibility fee should be paid only once.

The exam fee may be transferred to another exam sitting if more than 30 days’ notice is given.

Failing the exam, a new attempt in the forthcoming exams is possible, the resit fee is €400.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation/Postponement up to 30 days before the exam:

  • Exam fees (if paid) postponed to next sitting + an admin charge of 90 euro will be charged when candidate re-apply for the exam.

Cancellation/Postponement less than 30 days before the exam:

  • Exam fees are not transferred to the next exam and not refundable.  When re-applying for the exam, the candidate must pay the exam fee again + 90 euros administration fee.

Reasonable cancellations within 30 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.

Re-issue of certificates

Fellows are responsible for their Certificates. New Certificates will not be re-issued in case of loss.

If there is an error on your certificate you must contact the office within 3 months of receiving the certificate to have the certificate reissued.

Examination format

The Examination consists of:

  • a written exam in the form of a Multiple Choice Questionnaire
  • an oral exam with discussions on clinical cases

In case of failure to the examination, candidates may try again 2 more times (a total of 3 takes on the exam are possible).
In case of passing the written part but failure to the oral part of the exam only, candidates can try again only the oral part of the exam in the next 2 years.

After 2 years the candidate should re-take the written exam as well.