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'. It is fast becoming the norm for specialists in our field.

Forthcoming examinations

  • 13-14 March 2020, Munich - application deadline 13 December 2019
  • 25-26 September at ESCP Vilnius 2020 - application deadline 25 June 2020

Useful information

For detailed information and how to apply visit UEMS' website.

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

Title of presentation and speakerAudio-visualDownload
UEMS and ESBQ: what are they all about? - Klaus Matzel video Video Presentation (10.5 mins) PDF (1.7MB)
The EBSQ Coloproctology Examination - Dieter Hahnloser video Video Presentation (10 mins) PDF (2.6MB)

The knowledge and different topics that form the base for the EBSQ Coloproctology Exam are summarised in the European Manual of Medicine. ESCP members can access the manual and related resources through the Resource Library.

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

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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:

Dr. David Zimmerman
ETZ Tilburg, Tilburg, THE NETHERLANDS  | 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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