What is it?
The European Board of Surgery Qualification in Emergency Surgery is a postgraduate qualification of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).
The examination consists of a multiple choice question paper covering the range of emergency surgery and an 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.
Who is it for?
Surgeons who have completed their specialist training and who practise Emergency Surgery.
Why should I do it?
To demonstrate your commitment to the field of Emergency Surgery and bench- mark 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 show that you have the necessary operative surgical experience and will be expected to have
successfully completed an ATLS provider and DSTC course (or equivalent). You should also have some publications and have attended relevant meetings. Details
of the syllabus explaining the operative skills and other requirements 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.