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 the majority of the originally planned examinations in 2020 had to be cancelled. On a limited scale full digital MCQ exams and hybrid Oral exams have taken place in Groningen-NL, Lausanne-CH, Bern-CH, Izmir-TR and Zagres-CRO, to facilitate candidates for whom the EBOPRAS exam is obligatory, or offers exemption for (part of) their National exam.
For 2021 the situation still is very uncertain and some exams have been cancelled or deferred. Candidates (registered for a certain exam) will be informed directly. Please also check the message on the exam dates page.
The UEMS section of PRAS is a section of UEMS (www.uems.eu). It receives funding (currently seven 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. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic all live meetings of the Executive Committee of the UEMS section of PRAS have taken place via video calls.
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