Join the Examiner Panel for Level 1 and/or Level 2 examinations

If you are interested in participating in EBCTS activities as an examiner please see the requirements below and complete & return an application form.

Level 1 Examiner Applicants:

  1. Must be a current member of EACTS for the duration of their appointment as an EBCTS Examiner
  2. Should be in a specialist post or within the last year of specialist training
  3. Must have successfully taken the EBCTS, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS), FEBTCS or other recognised national specialty examination (or completed the EBCTS Level 1 exam 2017 onwards)
  4. Should have previous examining experience (undergraduate or postgraduate) or formal assessment experience
  5. Should have experience in teaching and training at undergraduate or postgraduate level
  6. Should have a commitment to continuing professional development and research as demonstrated by presentations and publications
  7. Should have a commitment to the professional conduct and development of the examination and a willingness to provide the time necessary to writing questions and attend training/assessment sessions
  8. These posts are for an initial duration of 3 years with a potential for a further 3 years at the recommendation of EBCTS. There will be an appraisal at the end of 2 years which will determine the period of continuation.

Level 2 Examiner Applicants:

    1. Must be a current member of EACTS and for the duration of their appointment as an EBCTS Examiner
    2. Must have held a substantive and active position as a specialist for a minimum of 5 years and within the last two years for retired surgeons
    3. Must have successfully taken the EBCTS (since 2013), ABTS or other recognised national specialty examination or the previous FEBTCS / FETCVS (EACTS examination prior to 2012)
    4. Must have significant previous examining experience (undergraduate or postgraduate) or formal trainee assessment experience
    5. Must have experience in teaching and training at undergraduate or postgraduate level
    6. Should be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge in the areas of the needs and requirements of the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery
    7. Should have a commitment to continuing professional development and research as demonstrated by presentations and publications
    8. Must be able to demonstrate high professional standards, courtesy, fairness and non-discrimination by submission of a Structured Reference
    9. Should have a commitment to the professional conduct and development of the examination and a willingness to provide the time necessary to honour commitments to writing questions, attendance at examinations (at least every 2 years) and training/assessment sessions – by submission of a signed declaration on the application form
    10. These posts are for an initial duration of 3 years with a potential for a further 3 years at the recommendation of EBCTS. There will be an appraisal at the end of 2 years which will determine the period of continuation