For more than a decade, the EBOT examination has gradually grown in status. Increasing uptake of the examination has led to an increased need for examiners, examiner training and logistical support.
In addition to the written and oral part in the English language, the European exam also found acceptance among some of the national orthopaedic societies and has been given three times in Spanish for the oral part, in collaboration with the Spanish Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society (SECOT).
This European certification has also been included in French regulations in a decree pursuant to article 59 setting for the organization of the third cycle of the medical studies (organisation du troisième cycle des études de médecine).
The exam represents the assessment of more than 200 trainees annually. It is open to certified specialists from Europe, trainees in their final year of training in a recognized European training scheme program, as well as non-European Union (EU) citizens working in an EU country.
The EBOT Interim Exam is an annual assessment for all European orthopaedic trainees. It gathers information at the European level, handed over to both trainees and heads of training, regarding not only the performance of the different residents, but also provides detailed data on how they have been doing in the five different areas assessed at the final EBOT Exam.
Exam dates for the 2019 EBOT Interim and EBOT Exam are as follows:
EBOT INTERIM EXAM: Tuesday, 9 April 2019
The interim exam is open to all trainees in a recognized European training scheme program and all hospitals in Europe, subject to prior registration. Hospitals must register to be able for their trainees to take part and trainees at a registered European hospital can register individually through a special link.
More information and all relevant links are available at www.ebotexam.org/interim.
EBOT FINAL EXAM:
Written part/section I: Tuesday, 11 June 2019
The written part of the EBOT final exam is be completed online and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. The exam will be held in different examination centers in Europe.
Oral part/section II in English: Saturday and Sunday 5 and 6 October 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom
The oral examination consists of five sessions that last 30 minutes each and will test candidates in the subjects of spine, lower limb, upper limb, children’s orthopaedics and basic science related to orthopaedics.
Oral part/section II in Spanish: Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 November 2019 in Madrid, Spain
The oral examination will be held in Spanish for all Spanish-speaking trainees in their last year of training, which is subject to approval by SECOT.
Applicants need to be successful in section I in order to gain eligibility to proceed to section II.
All applications received by the closing date, 31 March 2019, will be screened for eligibility by the EBOT Examination Board and candidates will be notified thereafter.
- For more information:
- Visit www.ebotexam.org to apply