National Diploma of Specialist in thoracic surgery or Cardiothoracic surgery, or a diploma allowing to practice thoracic surgery in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Official authorization for practice of thoracic surgery, in a UEMS member state (and Switzerland or Norway, and countries with observer status)
At least 10 years of experience in independent practice of thoracic surgery
Regular practice of thoracic surgery with a minimum of 100 thoracic operations of an acceptable mixture per year as first surgeon.
Engaged in a life-long-learning process and to have participated at least once a year in a National or European conference in Thoracic Surgery, or have participated in at least 1 educational event organized by an European Society.
Window for applications
Period for applications is limited to 2 years, starting 1St of January, 2017, in order to avoid bypassing EBTS examination
The application fee is set at 800 €.
A minimal scientific interest should be materialized by at least 5 publications or presentations as first, second or last author
EBTS being a labelling of professional practice, the following criteria are considered non essential, but represent an added value:
active clinical, translational or fundamental research
organisation of scientific or educational events
participation in a national or European database
implication in scientific or professional societies/organizations
The application form should include the following:
Motivation letter highlighting professional achievements
Copy of passport
Copy of National Diploma & working permit
Full updated CV
2 recommendation letters by board-certified peers
Attestation by both the General Director of the Hospital and the Head of Department to prove 10 years of autonomous practice
List of operations for the past 3 years, certified by the General Director of the Hospital and Head of Department
Certificates of attendance to conferences and educational events for the past 5 years.
Application fee of 800 € (files will not be processed if proof of payment from bank account is missing)
All documents must be accompanied by a translation into English by a sworn-in translator an officially signed and stamped.
The file will be submitted to a peer review process by a jury of peers after payment of the application fee.
Unsuccessful candidates will be refunded 400 € ; the remaining amount covers administrative cost.
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