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 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 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 the Education and Training Committee in 2012.
Please click here to donwload the Newsletter of the UEMS-EBS-Section of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery (November 2018), where you will also find information about the last exam edition.
|Schedule 2019 examinations||Breast Surgery Exam||Surgical Oncology Exam|
|Deadline for receipt of applications||30th April 2019||30th April 2019|
|Successful applicants to be informed by||TBC||TBC|
|Examination date (written exam)||21st June 2019 (Multiple Locations)||21st June 2019 (Multiple Locations)|
|Examination date (oral exam)||28-29 September 2019||12th October 2019|
|Oral Examination Venue||Bucharest (RO)||Rotterdam (NL)|
|Application procedure||Breast Surgery Exam||Surgical Oncology Exam|
|Additional documents||1-2 page CV||1-2 page CV|
|Examination fee||150€ eligibility fee
250€ written exam
300€ oral exam
250€ eligibility fee
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 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.