The European Board of Surgical Qualification (EBSQ) examination is the certifying examination leading to the Diploma of EBSQ (Coloproctology) of the European Union of Medical Specialists. This is the only form of certification in the speciality of coloproctology within Europe and candidates who successfully pass the examination are awarded the title 'Fellow of the European Board of Coloproctology'.

The next EBSQ examinations are:

  • 19-20 May 2017, Almeria, Spain; deadline for applications 19 February 2017
  • 2 July 2017: Bournemouth, UK, during ACPGBI meeting; deadline for applications 2 April 2017
  • 22-23 September 2017: Berlin, Germany, during ESCP meeting; deadline for applications 22 June 2017

Useful information

For detailed information and how to apply, visit UEMS' website: http://www.uemssurg.org

At ESCP's 2016 Conference in Milan, we held an information session on the EBSQ Examination. Below are links to video presentations of the session on the VideoSurgery website, and downloadable files:

Title of presentation and speakerAudio-visualDownload
UEMS and ESBQ: what are they all about? - Klaus Matzel Video Presentation (10.5 mins) PDF (1.7MB)
The EBSQ Coloproctology Examination - Dieter Hahnloser Video Presentation (10 mins) PDF (2.6MB)
The Academic Part of the ESBQ Examination - John Nicholls Video Presentation (16.5 mins) PDF (45kb)
Q&A and Mock Exam - Dieter Hahnloser Video Presentation (21 mins)  -

Contact details

To apply for an examination, please contact:

UEMSUEMS Section and Board of Surgery
European Board of Surgery Qualification (EBSQ)
EBSQ Coloproctology
Rue de l'Industrie, 24
1040 - Brussels
Belgium

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.uemssurg.org
Tel: +32 (0)2 649 51 64 | Fax: +32 (0)2 640 37 30

Those wishing to obtain further information before application should contact:

Prof. Dr. Dieter Hahnloser
University Hospital CHUV, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Tel: +41 21 314 2406 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PD Dr. med. Franc Hetzer
Chirurgische Klinik am Kantonsspital Schaffhausen, Schaffhausen, SWITZERLAND
Tel: +41 (0)52 634 27 15 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr Janindra Warusavitarne BMED FRACS PhD
St Mark's Hospital, Harrow, UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 2082354168 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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