Applications for the EBOT 2021 (Final) Exam are open!

EBOT Interim Exam on 23 March 2021 – REGISTER HERE!

The success of the EBOT Exam is spreading throughout Europe, and even to the rest of the world.

Every year, more and more applicants are encouraged to take this prestigious qualification, which is helping ever greater numbers of EBOT fellows to progress in their careers.

The EBOT Exam has evolved over the last few years to make it more open and fair, and this fact has been well received by all candidates.

The increase in applicant numbers is making it more and more difficult to set up an examination centre at a hospital or university, however. It is possible that, in the future, we will restrict the site of the final part II EBOT Exam to a few locations in Europe that can provide facilities for this major orthopaedic exam.

We are currently looking into how to provide parts of the exam in different languages, and I am sure that both the final and the interim exam will offer several choices in the years to come.

We want the EBOT Exam to address not only knowledge, but also skills, and we are looking at how to grade these areas of assessment in a final fellowship examination in the future.

This will take us closer to the requirements of many of the European orthopaedic societies within the European Union.

The EBOT Exam is a prestigious qualification that is a valuable addition to your CV.

The EBOT (final) Exam 2021

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 16 June 2021. Applicants need to pass Section 1 to proceed to Section 2.

Section 2
The oral examination will take place on 02 & 03 October 2021, Brussels, Belgium. The exact location will be communicated on due course.

Application deadline is 31 March 2021 | 11:59 CET

Please note that applicants who have been admitted to sit the exam in 2020 will not need to apply again but all applications will automatically be transferred to the next edition in 2021. All further information will be communicated on due course.

Application deadline: The closing date for applications is 31 March 2021

  • For further information please contact your national UEMS-European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology delegate.
  • Number of candidates is restricted.
  • Please note that currently, non-EU citizens 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.

Requirements for EU citizens

  • Certified Specialists:
    • Citizenship of the European Union (EU), including Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom & 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.
      Please note 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.

More information & online application:

Enquiries: ebotexam@efort.org

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