European Board of Surgery Qualification
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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 Dr. Ibrahim Edhemovic (SI), 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 Professor Christos Markopoulos (GR), 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 ESSO Education and Training Committee in 2012.
|Schedule 2021 examinations|
|Breast Surgery Exam||Surgical Oncology Exam|
|Deadline for receipt of applications||30th of April 2021||30th of April 2021|
|Successful applicants to be informed by||Within 1 week of sitting the written exam||Within 1 week of sitting the written exam|
|Examination date (written exam)||Postponed to 2021 (date to be confirmed)||
German and English versions postponed to 2021 (dates to be confirmed)
|Examination date (oral exam)||Postponed to 25th-26th September 2021||German and English versions postponed to 2021 (dates to be confirmed)|
|Oral Examination Venue||Athens||Lisbon (English version)
Munich (German version)
Breast Surgery Exam
Surgical Oncology Exam
150€ eligibility fee
250€ eligibility fee
Applications must be submitted 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 the surgical oncology exam) before the above deadlines. Please note that email application forms are not be accepted anymore.
ESSO Webinar - European Board of Surgery Qualification Exam: Tips and Tricks for Surgical Oncologists
Professor Sergio Sandrucci presented a webinar which provides detailed information, advice and your questions answered on the examinations for anyone considering these exams, Click here to view the recorded session free-of-charge for ESSO Members.