European Board of Surgery Qualification
Continuing Medical Education makes a difference!
Every year, the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) organises in co-operation with the European Board of Surgery of the Union of European Medical Specialists (UEMS) Professional Examinations in both surgical oncology and in breast cancer surgery.
The examination aims at certifying the level of up-to-date knowledge, skills, and general competency necessary for the optimal treatment of a cancer patient.
The examination in surgical oncology is conducted under the supervision of an Examination Board chaired by Ms. Lynda Wyld (UK), Head of the Division of Surgical Oncology, Surgical section, UEMS. It consists of a written MCQ and an oral exam composed of 2 case discussions and a review of a scientific paper.
The examination in breast cancer surgery is conducted under the supervision of an Examination Board chaired by Dr. Marjut Leidenius (FI), President of the Division of Breast Surgery, Surgical section, UEMS. It consists of a written MCQ examination, a breast module comprising oral examination according the UEMS guidelines on the standards for the training of specialised health professionals dealing with breast cancer ( Eur J Cancer 2007;43:660-675) and the review of a scientific paper on breast surgery. The examination is based on the core curriculum developed by the Education and Training Committee in 2012.
EBSQ 2016 examination in Surgical Oncology: 23-24 September 2016. Free registration to ESSO 37 for the best scored candidate!
EBSQ 2016 examination in Breast Cancer: 16-17 September 2016.
|Schedule 2016 examinations||Breast Surgery Exam||Surgical Oncology Exam|
|Deadline for receipt of applications||30th June 2016||31st May 2016|
|Successful applicants to be informed by||15th July 2016||30th June 2016|
|Examination date & time (written exam)||16th September 2016||23th September 2016|
|Examination date & time (oral exam)||17th September 2016||24th September 2016|
|Examination Venue||Krakov (PL)||Brussels (BE)|
||Breast Surgery Exam||Surgical Oncology Exam|
|Eligibility criteria||Download (11-01-2016)||Download (18-05-2015)|
|Application form||Download (11-01-2016)||Download (18-05-2015)|
|Log book||Download (11-01-2016)||Download (18-05-2015)|
|Additional documents||1-2 page CV||1-2 page CV|
|Examination fee||500 EUR||500 EUR|
Applications must be submited via the online application tool on http://www.uemssurg.org/divisions/breast-surgery/ebsq-examination (for the breast surgery exam) and www.uemssurg.org.divisions/surgical-oncology/ebsq-examination (for surgical oncology exam) before the above deadline. Please note that email application forms will not be accepted anymore.
The examination fee is to be paid to the UEMS, Section of Surgery, after acceptance of the candidate's application. Please note that payment is possible via Pay Pal only.
For information about how EBSQ examiners are selected, click here.
Mustafa Al-Waeli, United Arab Emirates
These were the 12 successful candidates were:
Rudwan Adi, United Kingdom