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European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

EBCOG – European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

 

 

The 24th European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology will be held in the beautiful, culturally rich and vibrant city of Torino, Italy, from 19-21 May 2016 in collaboration with the historical and prestigious University Of Torino, Italy.

 

This Congress will provide obstetricians and gynaecologists with an invaluable opportunity to enhance their knowledge in the broad domain of our specialty. However, in addition, on 18th May, EBCOG will also be launching the much awaited specialist examination – “European Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology EFOG-EBCOG”. Doctors from anywhere in the world will be able to sit a “Knowledge Based Assessment” examination in Torino during the Congress.

 

One of the central tenets of EU policy is the free movement of its citizens and professionals.  The EFOG-EBCOG Fellowship is intended to facilitate this process for medical specialists in Ob/Gyn by helping to provide a benchmark for quality assurance although the fellowship at the present time does not imply official recognition.

 

 

The EFOG-EBCOG Examination consists of 2 parts:

 

·         Part I is a Knowledge Based Assessment (KBA);

 

·         Part 2 is a Clinical Skills Assessment (OSCE);

 

·         Participation is subject to eligibility;

 

·         Part 2 of the examination can only be taken after Part 1 has been passed.

 

 

Successful candidates will receive the award of European Fellow of Obstetrics and Gynaecology – EFOG-EBCOG and may use this title. Passing the exam does not confer or imply a license to practice obstetrics or gynaecology in any country of Europe or elsewhere, but successful candidates become EBCOG Fellows in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG-EFOG) and will be given a certificate of Fellowship.

 

The EBCOG examination is intended to assess the knowledge gained by the candidates during their training in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The assessment is extended to the application of this knowledge to clinical cases and is based on the EBCOG training syllabus.

 

 

Who can sit the exam?

 

·         Candidates must have a primary medical degree; they must be medical doctors;

 

·         Candidates must be listed on the Register of Medical Practitioners of their own country;

 

·         Candidates will be able to sit the exam at the end of their mandatory national ob/gyn specialist training programme;

 

·         Candidates will be asked to provide evidence of their good standing from their Medical Council (Regulatory Medical Body) or their Employing Authority or their Head of Department;

 

·         Candidates must provide evidence of their clinical experience and post-graduate training since graduation;

 

·         Candidates must certify that they are not currently suspended or removed from medical practice by the Medical Council/Hospital or any other body. They must also confirm that they are not involved in any disciplinary procedure related to their clinical practice anywhere in the world or provide details about any pending procedures.

 

 

The fees to sit the examination are: Part 1 € 500 and Part 2 € 500 and an optional Pre-Examination Course is also being run in January 2016 in Brussels.

 

 

Further information and application forms are available at: http://www.ebcog.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=292&Itemid=177

 

 

Dr Tahir Mahmood

 

President of EBCOG

 

Victoria Hospital – Hayfield Road

 

Kirkcaldy

 

KY2 5AH

 

United Kingdom

 

Tel:  + 44 (0)1592 64 33 55

 

Ext 29722

 

E-mail: tmahmood@rcog.org.uk

 

tahirmahmood1@nhs.net

 

 

Secretary-General

 

Dr. Rolf Kirschner

 

Senior Consultant

 

Oslo University Hospital/

 

The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services/

 

Best Helse Nordstrand

 

Tel: + 47 91 13 65 53

 

E-mail: rolf.kirschner@getmail.no

 

 

President-Elect

 

Prof. Jacky Nizard

 

Professeur des Université – Praticien Hospitalier

 

Groupe Hospitalier Pitié Salpêtrière

 

Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6

 

Paris, France

 

Tel: + 33 6 60 87 77 00

 

E-mail: jnizard@gmail.com

 

 

Treasurer

 

Prof. Peter Hornnes

 

Dept. of Ob/Gyn

 

North Zealand University Hospital

 

Dyrehavevej 29

 

3400 Hilleroed

 

Denmark

 

Tel: + 45 48 29 37 06

 

E-mail: peter@hornnes.dk

 

 

Chief Administrator

 

Mrs. Charlotte Mercer

 

Tel:  + 44 28 90 61 05 59

 

Fax: + 44 28 90 61 05 84

 

E-mail: charlotte.mercer@btinternet.com