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  • European Board of Paediatric Surgery Examination

    European Board of Paediatric Surgery

    Here you will find details of forthcoming exams, what is involved, who is involved, as well as successful candidates from previous exams, sample questions and suggested reading lists.

    The Examination Section is managed by a committee who is governed by the UEMS Section of Paediatric Surgery.

    The UEMS Section of Paediatric Surgery is also a member of CESMA

    While the European Examinations organised under UEMS aegis are not to be considered as formal qualifications, their quality and renown have increased significantly over the past few years. As a result, some Countries recognize European examinations as part of their national examination.

  • Forthcoming Paediatric Surgery Examination

    Forthcoming Exams

    The Candidate must hold a basic medical qualification recognised for registration by a National Association to sit Part One.

    10th March 2018 Part One Glagow

    10th March 2018 Part One Spain

    10th March 2018 Part One Ireland

    10th March 2018 Part One Germany


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  • Useful E.B.P.S Downloads

    The Examination

  • Eligibility Criteria

    About the Exams

    The Candidate must hold a basic medical qualification recognised for registration by a National Association to sit Part One. You should submit your completed application form, your up to date;

    • CV...
    • Two passport sized photographs...
    • Your examination fee...

    Candidates may only sit the Part One Examination once per year.

    If a candidates fails the Part One Examination, he/she must wait until the following year before he/she can resit the examination.

    The Part One Certificate is valid for three years.

 

EBPS Examiners
About EBPS

EBPS Examiners

EBPS Examination Section Examiners come from around Europe and further a field. They are highly respected in the field of Paediatric Surgery

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EBPS Exams
EBPS People

EBPS Exams

The main objective of the EBPS is to attain the highest standards of care in the field of paediatric surgery in the countries of the European Union.

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Examination Training Course
Advanced Study

Examination Training Course

Members of the Examination Committee are working on introducing a training course to support candidates who wish to prepare themselves to sit the European Board of Paediatric Surgery Examination.

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Why I sat for the exam:

The rules of the American Board of Pediatric Surgery do not allow foreign-trained pediatric surgeons to take their exam and become ABP-certified. The European Board Certificate gave me a way to prove my competency and served as a basis to practice pediatric surgery as an attending in the United States for over 6 years.

How did I feel during the exam:

My impression at the time was that this was a very thorough and comprehensive examination. It comprised all aspects of pediatric surgery, including trauma and urology. Also, being asked to demonstrate your skills on a live, actual patient requires your complete concentration. I think this the European Board of Paediatric Surgery examination truly and fairly tests your skills and knowledge. At the same time, the examiners were respectful and calm.

How did I feel when I was announced as the winner of the best candidate award:

Surprised, in one word. There were so many very good candidates who took the test together with me. I never thought that I would get the highest score.

What has receiving the award done for my career:

It gave me the confidence to practice in the United States as a foreign-trained pediatric surgeon, despite lacking formal American Board of Pediatric Surgery certification. In difficult times, my mentor Dr. Keith Georgeson always reminded me that I had won the award and therefore should always reach for higher ground. It also gave me confidence in a later successful application for a chair position. When things don't go as expected, looking at the award can sometimes remind me that I am not the complete looser I feel like in those situations.