Creating a Common Standard
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 standards are set to award certificates of the Board to surgeons who have attained levels of knowledge and proficiency that can be recognised as appropriate for early and established independent specialist practice in the generality of Cardiothoracic Surgery and sub-specialist areas.
The Board is responsible for the development, organisation and delivery of the Membership and Fellowship examinations. This includes Syllabus development, Question Writing, Attendance as examiners and Quality Assurance processes. The Board has sub-specialty representation and a Lead for external quality assurance. The Board currently consists of 8 members and reports to the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Council through the Secretary General.
Officers Of The European Board
|Chairman||Timothy R. Graham||Birmingham|
|Board Members||Stephen Clark||Newcastle|
|Pala B. Rajesh||Birmingham|
|STS/ABTS representative||David Fullerton||Aurora|
|External Quality Assurance||Malcolm J. Underwood||Hong Kong|
How to Contact Us
Please direct all questions about the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery or either of its examinations to:
European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery
SL4 1EU. UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1753 832166