Creating a Common Standard

Purpose
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.

Standards
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.

Organisation

 

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.

 

Officers Of The European Board

Chairman Timothy R. Graham Birmingham
Secretary J. Rafael Sádaba Pamplona
Board Members Stephen Clark Newcastle
Peter Licht Odense
Carlos Mestres UAE
Eduard Quintana Barcelona
Pala B. Rajesh Birmingham
STS/ABTS representative David Fullerton Aurora
External Quality Assurance Malcolm J. Underwood Hong Kong
Ex-Officio Domenico Pagano Birmingham
Administration Amanda Cameron Windsor

How to Contact Us

Please direct all questions about the European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery or either of its examinations to:

Executive Secretariat

European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery
EACTS House
Madeira Walk
Windsor, Berkshire
SL4 1EU. UK

Email: ebcts@eacts.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1753 832166