The European Board of Thoracic Surgery (EBTS) is accredited by the UEMS (European Union of Medical Specialists) and issues a diploma to applicants from UEMS-affiliated countries. The goal EBTS is to harmonize training over the European space and to replace in the future the national specialty examinations.

However, EBTS is agreeing to offer certification as International Fellow of EBTS to colleagues having trained outside of UEMS countries, certifying that the successful applicant meets the required qualification criteria. Please note that this certification is a quality label, which does not open any right for European working permit.