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Established to set high professional standards

EUROPEAN BOARD EXAMS

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.

 

EXAMINATION DATES

MEBCTS

The MEBCTS examination will be divided into 2 specialities
Adult Cardiac/Congenital or Thoracic
The examination dates will be as follows:
Thoracic: 27 September 2022
Adult Cardiac & Congenital: 28 September 2022

Applications for the 2022 Level One MEBCTS examination are now closed.

FEBCTS

The FEBCTS examinations are divided into 3 specialties
Adult Cardiac, Congenital, Thoracic
The examination dates are as follows:
Congenital: 6 July 2022
Thoracic: 6 July 2022
Adult Cardiac: 7 July 2022

Applications for the 2022 Level Two FEBCTS examination are closed.

 

ABOUT US

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.

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