The Exam for awarding the European Diploma in Transplant Medicine is organised by the European Board of Transplant Medicine of the Division of Transplantation of the UEMS in collaboration with the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT).
The next Exam for the European Diploma in Transplantation Medicine will take place in Copenhagen on the 14th September 2019.
The examination takes place at the ESOT meeting, on the year that ESOT holds its biannual meeting
There is a separate examination for each module. Each candidate is examined individually for every module for which he/she has applied. For each module the examination board has a total of four examiners (the board is quorum if three examiners are present):
– The chairman who is a member of the European Board of Transplant Medicine and is an expert in the field examined in the module. The chairman is appointed by the European Board of Transplant Medicine
– Two members of the European Board of Transplant Medicine who are appointed by the European Board of Transplant Medicine and of whom one is an expert in the field examined in the module and one in a different field of transplantation surgery. The chairman designates one of the two members to be the examiner responsible for keeping the minutes of the examination process. The minutes are signed by all members of the examining board and are forwarded to the Executive Committee of the European Board of Transplant Medicine. The minutes are filed by the Senior Secretary of the European Board of Transplant Medicine.
– A representative of ESOT appointed by the ESOT Council
The Examination format is only oral. The duration of the exam for each module will be up to 60 minutes.
The first part of the exam will be examination on clinical topics that can include: direct questions, discussion of cases, questions based on presentation of radiological and histological findings. The second part of the exam will be a general viva voce with discussion around the topics included in the syllabus of each module.
A pass/ fail mark will be decided for each module following discussion among the members of the examining board without the presence of the applicant. Each member of the examining board has one vote. Three votes are necessary for pass or fail mark to be decided. In case of a split 2-2 vote the chairman can cast an extra decisive vote.
The decision of the examining board is final and is not subject to appeal. An unsuccessful candidate is entitled to one more chance to take the exam for each module that he/ she failed. The candidate is informed via e-mail and in writing regarding the result of the examination no later than a week from the date of the exam.
The successful candidates are awarded the EBTMQ in Transplantation Medicine (with specification for which modules) and are provided with the relevant Diploma no later than a month from the date of the exam.
Senior transplant physicians with at least 10 years of continuous experience as specialists practicing in formal nationally recognized National Health Service or University posts are eligible to apply for an Honorary Diploma and be exempted of the examination.
Based on experience, colleagues can apply for obtaining the Honorary Diploma in one or more or all of the 4 following categories/ modules:
– Multi-Organ Retrieval
– Kidney Transplantation
– Pancreas Transplantation
– Liver Transplantation
A complete application must include:
1. A cover letter highlighting the achievements of their career.
2. A complete updated CV
3. Letters from two peers of their choice who will explain in detail why they are in support of your application.
4. A photo
5. Payment of application fees of 400 Euros to the account attached (only via bank transfer). Note: it is the same account we use for the fees for the Exam.
Applications will then be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Division (for Medicine by the EBTM): three members, one from the Executive, one from the Country of the applicant and a third form a country different from that of the applicant. The recommendation will then be presented to all members of the EBTM, who will decide on approval or rejection.
The candidate must indicate with the transfer:
Name of bank
Name of the account: UEMS/Section of Surgery
Account number: 001-7195551-70
Name of the Bank: BNP Paribas Fortis
Address of the Bank: Montagne du Parc 3
1000 Brussels, Belgium
IBAN Code: BE60 0017 1955 5170
For Junior candidates:
Specify that the fees of 400 Euros are for application for Eligibility (200 Euros) and Examination (200 Euros) for the European Diploma in Transplantation Medicine
For Honorary Diploma
Specify That the fees of 400 Euros are for application for an Honorary European Diploma in Transplantation Medicine
For more information regarding the eligibility criteria, application and examination process please contact:
Miquel Navasa – Chair of the European Board of Transplant Medicine
Anna Paola Mitterhofer – Senior Secretary of the European Board of Transplant Medicine
Giacomo Germani – Junior Secretary of the European Board of Transplant Medicine
Stefano Fagiuoli – Coordinator for Honorary Diploma evaluation
UEMS Operational Office