What is it?
The European Board of Surgery Qualification in Emergency Surgery is a postgraduate qualification of the European Board of Medical Specialists (UEMS). The examination consists of 100 multiple choice questions covering the range of emergency surgery and a 6 station objective structured clinical evaluation session that explores clinical knowledge in more depth. Details of the knowledge required for the exam can be found on the UEMS website. The MCQ exam will be held online on 17th April and the OSCE on 24th April.
Who is it for?
Surgeons who have completed their specialist training and who practise Emergency
Why should I do it?
To demonstrate your commitment to the field of Emergency Surgery and benchmark your knowledge and experience to an international standard. Successful candidates will be awarded the Fellowship of the European Board of Surgery in Emergency Surgery – FEBS(EmSurg).
How do I apply?
Applications should be made online. You will need to be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary operative surgical experience and will be expected to have
successfully completed an ATLS provider and DSTC course (or equivalent). Details of the syllabus outlining the required knowledge and operative skills can be found on the UEMS website.
What does it cost?
The total cost is €700 which is split into two parts. Applications should be accompanied by a payment of €350 which is required for an eligibility assessment and is non-refundable. This assessment is based on the documents submitted in the application. You should ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria before submitting an application. Candidates who pass this assessment are required to pay the balance of €350 in order to sit the examination.