THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE EUROPEAN BOARD OF GASTROENTEROLOGY & HEPATOLOGY
In order to improve the quality of gastroenterology and Hepatology training, the ESBGH accredits Specialist gastroenterologists and hepatologists.
Applications for the award of the Fellowship of the European Section and Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology can be made by completing the application form on the ESBGH Website.
Who can apply for fellowship of the ESBGH ?
Eligible gastroenterologists are those who:
• Have received a national accreditation/diploma as a certified specialist in Gastroenterology within a UEMS Country or associated country,
• Are actively working as a gastroenterologist,
• Have published a minimum of 2 papers in peer reviewed journals.
Additionally hepatogastroenterologists who fulfil the following criteria are eligible to apply for the ESBGH Fellowship:
• Gastroenterologists who undertook their basic training outside Europe, achieved Specialist Certification inside Europe, who then left Europe to work in a non-European country (eligible provided support is received from European delegates on the ESBGH);
• Gastroenterologists who undertook their basic training in a UEMS member state or associate country, who have achieved specialist certification inside Europe , but who then left Europe to work in a non -EU country (eligible provided they get support from European delegates on the ESBGH or from a delegate from the country where he/she were trained);
• Gastroenterologists who undertook their basic training outside Europe, obtained a specialist certificate outside Europe but currently work as a specialist in Europe, and are on the relevant country’s specialist register (eligible with national delegate’s support).
To work actively as a Hepatogastroenterologist and to have published a minimum of 2 papers in peer-reviewed journals are also mandatory for the criteria described above.
Candidates who fulfil these requirements, have filled the application form at the website and have paid the fee of 250 € to the Bank account of EBGH will be evaluated by the members of Training Recognition Committee (TRC) and will be awarded the Diploma of EBGH if their application is approved by TRC and the European Board and Section of Gastroenterology.
Candidates that have passed the European Exam can apply to be a Fellow of the EBGH, at a reduced rate of 150€.
If the criteria are not fulfilled, please note ESBGH will not reimburse the paid fee, as it covers the administration of the application.
Once candidates have obtained the certificate of the ESBGH, they can use the post nominal ‘Fellow of the European Section and Board of Gastroenterology & Hepatology’. (See Application Form on www.eubogh.org).
The attainment of the FESBGH indicates that an individual doctor has achieved the ability to practice gastroenterology according to international European standards, but it does not guarantee competence in local language, cultural and legal matters. The award of the Fellowship of the ESBGH does not assume that each fellow has achieved competence in all areas of hepatogastroenterology, including knowledge, clinical skills or procedural skills, but has achieved a critical mass of competence to practice as a general gastroenterologist and hepatologist and has the ability to acquire further specialized competencies as necessary.