Guidance Notes for Trainees Applicants
Applications must be completed, in full, before being submitted to the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the Board.

Documentation Required for Submitting an Online Application:

Section 1

i) Summary of Curriculum Vitae [maximum two A4 pages (1000 words)]
ii) Passport size photograph
iii) Two structured references from the head of training at the hospital and from the orthopaedic surgeon responsible for your training

Please note that the structured reference forms are available on the EBOT website and have to be uploaded online in order to complete your application. All application documents have to be completed by 31 March 2021 11:59 CET at the latest.

Section 2

iv) Copy of Certificate of full qualification as an Orthopaedic Surgeon by the National Authorities (EU Orthopaedic Society)

Closing dates will be strictly adhered to. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload the required information and documentation, without it the application fails.

Resit Candidates
Please note that all resit candidates for the written part must complete the application form online in full again to the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

Resit candidates for the oral part do not have to complete the online application form again but must inform the EBOT Administrator if they wish to resit the oral part by 30 June of the respective year at the latest.
Candidates who fail the oral examination may retake this section the following year without having to retake the written section. If the candidate does not retake the oral examination in the following year or fails a second time, then both sections, written and oral, must be taken again and the candidate needs to apply in full again.

N.B.: All applications must be in compliance with the general requiremenets as stated in the general overview.

Withdrawing from the Examination
Candidates withdrawing from the examination must do so in writing to the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

i) The full entrance fee may be returned or transferred to a future examination when written notice is received prior to the closing date for receipt of applications.

ii) Half of the entrance fee may be returned or transferred to a future examination when written notice is received not less than 31 working days before the commencement of the examination.

iii) Within 30 working days of the examination, no refund of the fee will be made to candidates who withdraw or fail to attend, except in the most exceptional circumstances and at the discretion of the Board.

N.B.: Successful candidates in section 1 are only allowed to proceed with section 2 after successful completion of training. Proof thereof must be provided to the EBOT Administrator ( The oral section can be taken within the same year, provided that the training is completed, or the following year of the written section. All other delays require the written consent of the EBOT Administrator and can only be granted under exceptional circumstances.
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