Required/helpful documents

Required documentation

European Curriculum

Thanks to the support of its Specialist Sections and European Boards, the UEMS contributed significantly to the improvement of PGT especially through the development of European Curriculum in each medical specialties as well as the elaboration of Training Standards. Over the last twenty years, the UEMS Specialist Sections, European Boards, Divisions and MJCs have continued working on developing these European Standards in Medical training that reflects modern medical practice and current scientific findings. In doing so, the UEMS Specialist Sections and European Boards did not aim to supersede the National Authorities' competence in defining the content of postgraduate training in their own State but rather to complement these and ensure that high quality training is provided across Europe.

Part Two: log book

Many countries have their own log book for recording procedures carried out during your training. If you do not have a standardised logbook, please feel free to download and update to the standardised UEMS/EBPS logbook for Paediatric Surgery.

Structured reference letter

If your country does not have a recognised training in paediatric surgery, please ask your supervisor to read through the curriculum and submit a reference on your behalf confirming their belief in your competence to sit and pass the European Examination.

Suggested Reading List

Suggested Reading List

Many candidates request information on books they can read leading up to the examination (parts one and two) to help them study.  We have put together a list for you and try to keep them as up to date as we can.

Helpful documentation

Kawano Impact

Read the Impact of the European Board of Pediatric Surgery examination on career progression: a cross-sectional survey study - Kawano Impact.

History of UEMS

The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Section and Board of Pediatric surgery was founded more than 40 years ago. Since then major activities have been related to the improvement of quality of care of pediatric surgery in Europe. Remark[1]able success was achieved in the development of pediatric surgery as an independent specialty all over Europe. Other major successful activities of the UEMS Section and Board of Pediatric Surgery consisted of the development of a high-quality European examination and delineating a minimal common standard in pediatric surgery training in the form of European training requirements. Recommendations drawn from examination experience support that candidates who achieve weaker passes in part 1 may wish to consider more practice before attempting part 2 due to the weak correlation between the two scores. It may be helpful for candidates to consider having some experience working in an English-speaking clinical setting, if not truly fluent in English, to improve their chances of being successful in the part 2 examination. Other achievements of the Section were accreditation of the training centers in Europe and European Census in pediatric surgery project. All the aforementioned activities led to standardization and harmonization of pediatric surgery, as well as contributed to increasing quality of pediatric surgical service throughout Europe.



Privacy and Data Security Policy

The UEMS committed to ensuring the protection of your Personal Data and your privacy. To better protect your privacy, we provide this page explaining UEMS Privacy and Data Security Policy and describing how and why personal data are collected and used by UEMS. UEMS takes all possible care to prevent any unauthorized access to personal data and to ensure confidentiality for the data collected and processed.