The primary aim of The European Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery (EBCTS) is to create a common high standard and qualification for the quality of cardiothoracic surgery in all European countries.  This should potentially allow for the mutual recognition of this qualification between European countries and elsewhere.

The standard of the examination is high. The standard is set to award the certificate of the Board to surgeons who have attained a level of knowledge and proficiency that can be recognised as appropriate for independent specialist practice.

Examination Dates

The date of the next MEBCTS Cardiothoracic examinations will be advised in due course.
Applications are open.  Deadline 31 May 2018

Application and dates of the FEBCTS Adult Cardiac / Congenital / Thoracic examinations will be advised in due course.