The written section
will be taken separately from the oral examination.
Section 1 - The written section will be completed online and will consist of 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) in the single correct answer format. It will be held in the different examination centres in Europe on 9 June 2016
. Applicants need to pass Section 1 to proceed to Section 2.
Section 2 - The oral examination will take place on 1 & 2 October 2016,
Requirements for EU citizens:
- Citizenship of the European Union (EU), including Norway, Switzerland & new countries joining the European Union (EU) as well as associate members of UEMS (Turkey, Croatia and Israel). Please provide copy of passport.
- Certificate of full qualification as an orthopaedic surgeon from a national authority (EU Orthopaedic Society).
- Reference letter from the head of department you are working at stating your professional status.
Trainees in their final year of training in a recognised European Training Scheme Programme:
- Two structured references:
1. from the head of training at the hospital
2. from the orthopaedic surgeon responsible for your training
that the structured reference forms are available on the EBOT website and have to be uploaded in order to complete your application.
- Trainees will not be able to take Section 2 of the EBOT examination until they have passed their national exam and obtained a certificate of full qualification as an orthopaedic surgeon from their national authority (EU Orthopaedic Society).
Requirements for non-EU citizens working in a EU country:
It is the unanimous view of the National Associations in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery within Europe, decided by their representatives in the UEMS/EBOT section of Trauma and Orthopaedics, that surgeons who are not European citizens must be working within the EU to be eligible to sit the EBOT examination. They need to demonstrate that they are certificated specialists in their country of origin, and must present a structured reference from the Head of Department in the institution they are working within Europe.
- Certificate of registration as a specialist orthopaedic surgeon from the national registration authority in the country in which it was obtained.
- Structured reference from the head of department you are working at stating your professional status.
Title: Fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
The closing date for applications is 31 March 2016
For further information please contact your national UEMS-European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology delegate.
Number of candidates restricted to 80.
Please note that currently, non-EU citizen NOT working in an EU country cannot be accepted.
Please note that requirements are applicable for all candidates alike, incl. those who wish to resit the exam.
To apply for the exam, click here