The UEMS represents 1.6 million medical specialists from the European Union and associated countries. The organisation sets the standards for high quality medical practice and works to harmonice education and training in medical practice.
Are you a dedicated abdominal wall surgeon (AWS) looking to showcase your expertise and demonstrate your commitment to providing the highest level of patient care? Look no further than the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) certified Abdominal Wall reconstruction (AWR) surgeon programme (FEBS AWS)!
In 2021, the UEMS officially recognized hernia and AWR as a sub-specialty of General Surgery. This recognition, along with the hard work of Prof. Köckerling and the EHS board, has made it possible for abdominal wall enthusiasts across Europe to become UEMS certified AWR surgeons and proudly list FEBS AWS (Fellow of the European Board of Surgery, Abdominal Wall Section) as a prestigious qualification.
As an FEBS AWS, you’ll join an exclusive community of the world’s leading AWR surgeons who have undergone rigorous training and demonstrated exceptional knowledge and skills in the field. This prestigious certification is a testament to your dedication to providing the highest level of patient care and your commitment to advancing the field of AWR surgery.
Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase your expertise and dedication. Check if you’re eligible for an honorary diploma or to take the examination yourself and become one of the few surgeons in the world to hold the FEBS AWS certification. Successful candidates will be awarded their diplomas at a ceremony during the annual EHS conference, marking a proud moment in their career and a symbol of their dedication to the field of AWR surgery.
Applications for the examination and the fee structure can be found at this link: EBSQ Examinations – UEMS Section of Surgery (uemssurg.org)
EHS members are eligible for a significant discount.
Details of the eligibility criteria, the examination syllabus and the nature of the examination can be found at this link: https://uemssurg.org/surgicalspecialties/abdominal-wall-surgery/
In short, this examination is for surgeons who have finished their training, and have been exposed to specialist abdominal wall practice.
How should you prepare for the examination?
Being a member of the EHS is a start. You may also:
It is recognized that there are many hernia experts who have provided expert care to their patients for many years. The honors diploma is a way to recognize your experience and dedication in the reconstruction of hernias and abdominal walls.
Examinations are so far usually arranged in connection with the annual EHS Congresses
|EHS members||425 €||275 €|
|EHS members from eastern European countries**||300 €||150 €|
|Standard examination fee||600 €||450 €|
|* The cost includes a 150 euro fee for assessment of eligibility paid at the time of application (same for everyone) and a 275 €, 150 €, or 450 € fee for the actual examination.|
|** List of countries eligible for reduced examination fees: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine.|
|Honorary UEMS AWS Diploma|
|EHS members for five years or more||2.000 €|
|EHS members for less than five years||2.500 €|
|Non-EHS members||2.500 €|
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