Welcome to EBOPRAS
The European board of plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
Welcome to the website of EBOPRAS, which is the working group of the UEMS Section of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (PRAS).
EBOPRAS is a foundation under Dutch Law and financially completely independent from the UEMS section of PRAS. The income of EBOPRAS consists of the registration fees of the applicants for the exams. The money is solely used to cover the costs of organizing the EBOPRAS exams. The EBOPRAS exam consists of 2 parts (Part 1: MCQ; Part 2: oral). Each exam is normally organized twice each year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 and 2021 some examinations had to be cancelled. This was very frustrating for all parties involved and hard to accept, especially for those who need to pass the exams to become medical specialists in their country. Therefore, we have now moved to full digital MCQ exams and use hybrid Oral exams if we cannot all convene, to facilitate as many candidates as possible to sit the exams. Besides, exams have been organized in multiple venues all over Europe.
The COVID situation has improved considerably in recent months. On the 9th of April 2022 we were able to organise an oral exam in the classic format in Brussels again and the next MCQ-exam will be on 27 August 2022. Candidates registering for any of the upcoming exams can find information about our plans on this website. Those already enrolled for a specific exam will be informed directly.
The UEMS section of PRAS is a section of UEMS (www.uems.eu). It receives funding (currently five Euros per full member per year) from the various national plastic surgical associations which are affiliated to it through their membership of the UEMS Section. The delegates for EBOPRAS are normally the same as those for the UEMS Section although the rules do permit them to be different. The delegate list is available on this site. Delegates usually meet twice a year, normally in Spring & Autumn. Depending on the state of affairs related to COVID and the restrictions imposed, all live meetings of the Executive Committee of the UEMS section of PRAS and the General Assemblies have in 2020 and 2021 taken place via video calls or in a hybrid fashion.
The European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) is the working
group of the Union of European Medical Specialities, Section of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic
If you want to find out if a Plastic Surgeon has passed the EBOPRAS exam and is a registered Fellow of EBOPRAS, please click below