Welcome to EBCTS online

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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.

The Level One examination will comprise separate papers in Cardiac & Congenital Surgery and Thoracic Surgery which can be taken individually or together.

Applications for Level One (MEBCTS) are closed and will reopen in due course.

Applications for Level Two (FEBCTS) are closed and will reopen in due course.

Please contact Amanda Cameron if you have any queries or questions.

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

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 MEBCTS examination will be divided into 2 specialities
Adult Cardiac/Congenital or Thoracic
The examination dates will be confirmed in due course and applications will then open
The FEBCTS examinations are divided into 3 specialties
Adult Cardiac, Congenital, Thoracic
The examination dates will be confirmed in due course and applications will then open

Application

Applications for the 2022 Level One MEBCTS examination will open in due course.

Applications for the 2022 Level Two FEBCTS examination will open in due course