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An online resource for you

The European Board has established this online resource to inform you regarding the details of the EBCTS examinations, regulations and requirements. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us

Recruitment for positions in EBCTS

EACTS & EBCTS are currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified applicants for the Chair position of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EBCTS)(closing date 31 August)

EACTS & EBCTS are currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified applicants for the position of Board Member of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EBCTS).

Established to set high professional standards

The primary aim of The European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EBCTS) is to encourage common high standards and qualifications in cardiothoracic surgery in all European countries and beyond.  This should potentially allow for the mutual recognition of these qualifications between European countries and elsewhere.

Level One Examination

The Membership of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (MEBCTS): tests the scope of knowledge, clinical judgement and application of the principles and practice of surgery to the standard expected at the end of National training in the generality of cardiothoracic surgery, ready to commence as an independent specialist.

Level Two Examination

The Fellowship of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (FEBCTS): tests the scope of knowledge, clinical judgement and application of the principles and practice of an autonomous / independently practising surgeon to the standard expected in one or more areas of established sub-specialist practice – adult cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, congenital cardiac surgery.

Syllabus

The EBCTS Syllabus describes the knowledge, skills and behaviours examined in the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery examinations. The syllabus identifies the breadth of medical knowledge and clinical judgement as learning outcomes required for the Membership and Fellowship examinations of the EBCTS.

Certification

Candidates MUST read the regulations of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery before applying to ensure that they are eligible to sit the examination.

Examination Dates

The 2019 MEBCTS examination
2 October 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
Applications closed
The 2019 FEBCTS examinations
11-12 December 2019, Windsor, UK
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 30 September 2019

Application

Applications for the 2019 MEBCTS examination are now closed.

All applications for the 2019 FEBCTS examination should be completed and submitted by 30 September 2019