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.
The date of the next MEBCTS Cardiothoracic examinations will be 17 October 2018.
Applications are now closed. Deadline 31 May 2018
The date of the FEBCTS Adult Cardiac examination will be 5 December 2018.
The date of the FEBCTS Congenital examination will be 6 December 2018.
The date of the FEBCTS Thoracic examination will be 6 December 2018.
Applications are open. Deadline 1 September 2018