FEBVS Examination - Fellow of European Board of Vascular SurgeryEligibility
In order to apply the FEBVS Examination, the Candidate must fulfill the following criteria:
Training Programme – for Candidates of non UEMS countries (in English).
There are five sections to the examination:
|Academic||Review a paper from a journal.||32|
|Clinical Cases||Vivas on 4 clinical cases: Aortic, Lower Limb, Endovascular and Miscellaneous||64|
|Overall Viva||Viva on 5 topics||32|
|Open Technical||Practical surgical skills test on three models: aortic anastomosis, femoro-distal anastomosis and carotid endarterectomy||48|
|Endovascular||Practical endovascular skills test on a model||16|
For the academic section will be given a paper and allowed 25 minutes to read it and make notes. The viva will be presented on a laptop, using a series of PowerPoint slides and will last 20 minutes. The assessment will be in two parts:
The clinical cases are presented on a laptop using Powerpoint. Each viva lasts 15 minutes. The overall viva will cover any aspect of vascular surgery and be presented on a laptop using PowerPoint. Each overall viva will last 25 minutes.
Each open technical assessment will last 30 minutes. You are advised to bring your own loupes for these technical assessment as none will be available on the day of the Exam. The assessors will provide assistance at your request but will not guide you through the operation. Plenty of time is allowed for the procedure and you are advised that it is not a race to finish first.
The endovascular assessment is a task using standard wires and catheters. After a practice run to the Candidate familiarize with the model the task is repeated with two different pairs of assessors.
Each Examiner will score each aspect of the clinical examination with a score from 4 to 8 (using marking descriptors) with 6 representing a pass, 8 being an outstanding performance and 4 or 5 being a fail. To pass the examination a Candidate must achieve all of the following:
This is a professional Examination and the Candidate should be dressed accordingly. Jeans are not allowed.
Next FEBVS Examination
The next Exam will take place in Maastricht, The Netherlands on March 9, 2019 in the venue of the European Vascular Course which starts on March 10.
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