Nearly 140 candidates from all over Europe sat the oral part in English of the 2016 edition of the EBOT Examination held on 1 and 2 October in Lisbon, Portugal; 87 of them passed. And for the first time in the history of the Exam, the oral part was held in another language, namely in Spanish. This oral part in Spanish took place in Madrid on 15 and 16 October with 36 Spanish residents in their final year of training and was supported by SECOT.
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.
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.
Dates for the 2017 EBOT Examination are as follows:
Written part in English: 8 June 2017 in different test centres throughout Europe
Oral part in English: 7 and 8 October 2017 in the UK (a final venue is yet to be decided)
Oral part in Spanish: 4 and 5 November 2017 in Madrid (only for Spanish residents in their final year of training in Spain and subject to approval by SECOT) Please note that Spanish candidates will have to sit the written part in English as well to be eligible to proceed to section II in Spanish.
EBOT Interim Exam: 11 April 2017
More information on and applicaiton through www.ebotexam.org.