EBSQ Examinations

Transplant Surgery EBSQ Examinations

Next EBSQ Examination

DatePlaceApplication deadline
9th OctoberBucharestJuly 31st

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 to 25 candidates. 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 Surgery 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 Surgery 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 Surgery, you were not able to attend the Examination and you want to attend the next session?
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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 Surgery offered by the European Board of Surgery and the Division of Transplant Surgery, a candidate has to undergo a two-step quality validation process:  Eligibility (Part I) and Examination (Part II).

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

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 Surgery should be a future opinion leader in transplant surgery.

Examination organisation & rules

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.


Certification can be obtained for the following separate modules:

  • Module 1: Multi-organ retrieval
  • Module 2: Kidney transplantation
  • Module 3: Pancreas transplantation
  • Module 4: Liver transplantation

A candidate can be accredited for one or more modules.

The Division is not offering certification for heart and lung transplantation since this is being offered via the long-established and successful certification/ examinat ion process of the UEMS Section of Thoracic Surgery.

Application documents

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

Application documents checklist

  • Application form, download below and duly completed and signed
  • updated CV
  • Logbook as per the Eligibility and Logbook minimum requirements
  • National certificate of specialized training (CCST)
  • Certificate of Transplantation Surgery Training
  • Letter of support from one of the Directors of the Transplant program
  • Letter of support of a senior transplant trainer
  • A scan of your ID card or passport with your photo and your name in Latin letters
  • Passport photograph

Examination fees

The fees for the EBSQ examination in Transplant Surgery are as follow:

  • €400 for the Eligibility Assessment
  • €100 for per Module

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 for the modules 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 a module’s exam, a new attempt in the forthcoming exams is possible, the resit fee is €100.

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

Candidates are required to attend an on-site examination during which they will have 2 stations, with 2 different examiners, for each module they have selected. Occasionally, a third examiner may be present at a particular station.

Each station will last 30 minutes and you will be asked about any aspect of the curriculum for that module.

Modules 1 to 4 will be reviewed during the examination.

Candidates must remain at the examination site unless otherwise indicated. Lunch and refreshments will be offered on the day of the exam.

Results & failures

Each selected module is evaluated through 2 stations. Per station, a total of 45 points can be achieved :

  • For every station there will be 9 questions.
  • The maximum score for each question is 5.

Candidates must obtain a minimum score of 27 in each station, of the same module, to pass this.

Occasionally, the candidate may be offered a 3rd station of that module subject to a review of the scores by the exam board.

In addition, an unsuccessful candidate is entitled to another chance to take the exam that he/she failed.

The successful candidates (successful Eligibility and Examination) are awarded the title “Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) in Transplant Surgery“ and are provided with the relevant certificate.

Recommended revision

We advise candidates :

The examination team