The FEBOS Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty Exam, organised by the ESA and EPOS in collaboration with the EBO, is an opportunity for ophthalmologists with particular interest in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology to have their knowledge and expertise certified.
Successful candidates will be awarded a diploma: the Fellow of the EBO Subspecialty Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Diploma (FEBOS-diploma). This diploma is recognized as a proof of advanced knowledge and competence in this field.
The EBO, ESA and EPOS invite all interested ophthalmologists who have completed an ophthalmology residency program in a member country of the UEMS and fellowship training in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology or equivalent according to the requirements to apply for the EBO Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty Exam.
The requirements set by the Joint ESA and EPOS Examination board for entry for the FEBOS– Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology exam are set out on the right.
Candidates wishing to apply for the exam need to provide by the deadline of 31st January 2023 the following documentation with their application:
1 CV with recent photograph
2 Evidence of having passed the basic EBO exam or equivalent (e.g. FRCOphth.) Show Details
Either a) Copy of EBOD Certificate.
Or b) Evidence of having passed another examination which the candidate wishes to be considered for equivalence, together with evidence of the entrance requirements and syllabus for this exam.
3 Evidence of having successfully completed a one-year full-time fellowship training in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology to ICO standards or equivalent countersigned by Training Director. Show Details
Either a) Evidence of having completed a one year of full-time fellowship training in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology in an ICO accredited Fellowship (See under protocol above)
b) Evidence of having completed training in Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology equivalent to the above. This evidence must include:
Institution(s) at which trainee worked.
Name and qualifications of training director.
Dates of training.
Trainees timetable with statement as the role of the trainee in the timetabled activities (e.g. Type of patients in each clinic and whether the trainee saw patients independently under supervision in clinics).
Participation in formal teaching sessions.
This evidence must be countersigned by the Training Director.
4 Evidence of surgical experience in Strabismus and Paediatric Opthalmology (Surgical Log) countersigned by Training Director or Head of Department. Show Details
The candidate is required to submit a record in English of surgical procedures performed as the primary surgeon. This must be signed as validated by their fellowship director or person of equivalent standing who satisfies the criteria to be an ICO Fellowship director
Please, kindly acknowledge that only fully completed applications will be considered.
Applications that are not accepted on the grounds of non-equivalence of exam or training will be refunded following a deduction of a 10% administrative fee.
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