Trauma Surgery covers all aspects of trauma, including prehospital management, emergency room responsibility, management of injuries of the brain, thoracic, visceral and vascular systems, the musculoskeletal system and soft-tissues, as well as intensive care, secondary corrective procedures and rehabilitation in patients of all age. To meet highest standards of care, the trauma surgeon needs to be properly trained and proficient in the care of all patterns of trauma. Consequently, the training program of a trauma surgeon must involve a special surgical training curriculum in trauma in addition to the surgical basis training.
The UEMS Division of Trauma Surgery outlines European standards of trauma care and defines the educational contents needed to reach highest standards in all aspects of professional practice in trauma surgery.
In this context, the Division of Trauma Surgery operates in close collaboration with national scientific societies of trauma surgery and the European Society of Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES). The Division encourages health authorities, national and international societies of trauma surgery to live up to such highest standards.
A national qualification in surgery in one of the participating countries is prerequisite to apply for attending the European Board of Surgery Qualification (EBSQ) examination in Trauma Surgery of the UEMS.
Further conditions to be accepted for the EBSQ in Trauma Surgery are defined by the Division of Trauma Surgery in accordance with the UEMS and the European Board of Surgery (EBS). They can be noticed in the eligibility criteria, which you can find in this page.
The EBSQ examination in Trauma Surgery is organised on a regular base by the Division of Trauma Surgery. After passing this exam, the surgeon will become a Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS).