Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS)
Board Examination APPLICATION 2018

To apply for certification as F.E.B.S./MIS (Fellow of the European Board of Surgery – Minimal Invasive Surgery) a candidate has to undergo a two-step quality validation process: Eligibility and Examination. Eligibility is a prerequisite for the Examination.

To apply for Eligibility the candidate must fulfill certain requirements. For details and registration please follow the link:

The UEMS fellowship (F.E.B.S.) represents a high-level validated quality control process and reflects certain knowledges and skills of a candidate.

The title F.E.B.S./MIS determines, that the person successfully proved to have validated knowledges and skills, that in most cases by far exceed the requirements for the national CCSTs. The diploma allows him/her to successfully cover the broad field of MIS with respect to the actual standards according to the judging of the commission.

Currently the qualification F.E.B.S./MIS has no automatic legal recognition in the E.U. or in 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 fellowship does not implicate automatic allowance to work at own responsibility and does not 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.

Georg Bischof
Foundation Chairman, Working Group of MIS

Wolfgang Feil
President of the European Board of Surgery