The European Board Examination in Plastic Surgery is organised by EBOPRAS and is intended both as a quality mark, and to help in the harmonisation of standards inEU and UEMS member countries.
Passing the EBOPRAS Examination does not give a right to work in a member country of the UEMS. Such rights are granted by the National Authority in each country.

Please note that EBOPRAS is no longer taking applications from surgeons who are specialists from countries which are not members or associate members of the UEMS.

You are advised to download and read the EBOPRAS exam rules and Information, which will answer most questions

Part 1 (MCQ) examination.

This is held twice a year at the Crowne Plaza Le Palace Hotel in Brussels
If you wish to apply for Part 1, you first must register with EBOPRAS using the online form. This need only be done once.
You will need a good quality recent colour photograph (not a poor scan), and your passport details.

  • Electronic application is closed at present, and will re-open in August.

  • If you have registered already, you do not normally need to fill in another application,
    you only need to email exam@ebopras.eu giving your candidate number, and the date that you wish to sit.

    Date of Examination
    Last date: online applications
    Last date: receipt of completed papers
    Last date for payment to be received

    Part 2 (Oral) examination

    This is held twice a year. The next venues and dates are below: To apply for Part 2, please email exam@ebopras.eu
    giving your candidate number, and the date that you wish to sit.

    Date of Examination
    Last date for payment
    Visa support letter requests
    Bern, Switzerland
    Crowne Plaza Le Palace Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
    Limassol, Cyprus

    Paying for EBOPRAS examination

    • Exam payments are now normally made using PayPal, unless you are in Turkey, where PayPal is closed, and payment will be by bank transfer. Our treasurer is Professor Paul Werker (treasurer@ebopras.eu), to whom any enquiries regarding payment should be made.

    Important notes:

    • We may have to limit the number of candidates we can accept for a particular examination. We may have to close applications before the closing dates given above. If we have too many applicants, preference will be given to trainees from countries where the exam is accepted as part of the requirements for gaining specialist status.

      If you have any questions, please read the rules and information, which will usually contain the information, before emailing us.
    Rules and general information about the EBOPRAS examination may be downloaded here
    EBOPRAS Examination Committee
    July 2017
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