The 2021 Exam will be in English and German languages.
The content and the course of the exam as well as the eligibility criteria are the same both for the English and German language exams.
For the German language exam there will be two groups of candidates:
The first group of candidates are the members of the German Association of Surgical Oncology (ACO) who completed one-year fellowship program of Surgical Oncology in Germany. In case of successful exam, they will receive both UEMS and ACO certificate.
The second group of candidates are the non-members of ACO. In case of successful exam, they will receive UEMS certificate but not the ACO certificate.
Both groups will have the same exam in German language at the same place and time. The number of candidates is limited and applicants will be served on the first-come, first-served basis.
The written exam both in English and German language includes the questions from the following areas:
Only candidates who passed the written exam will be invited to take the oral exam. During the registration process, candidates will be asked to fill and upload the Sub-Specialist-Area entry form together with all other documents (which is downloadable from the table below) in which they need to specify 3 sub-specialist areas of expertise. During the oral exam, examiners will select two areas out of the selected three which will form the focus of the oral examination. Please note that this applies ONLY for the oral exam. Written test includes questions from all above listed areas of expertise.