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European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology & Hepatology

  • April 28, 2022

From January 2018 the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Gastroenterology and the European Section and Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Examination (ESBGHE), was replaced by the European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ESEGH).

For European based candidates, the examination is a demonstration of having achieved the knowledge necessary to fulfil the requirements of the ESBGH curriculum which is a Europe-wide description of the level expected of a specialist in gastroenterology and hepatology. The ESEGH is mandated for trainees in the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Candidates from Europe, UK, and the rest of the world can take this high-quality examination which ensures that certified specialists have sufficient knowledge of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for the ESEGH although candidates in UK training posts would normally take the examination as part of their higher specialty training. The European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board have reviewed the performance of candidates in the United Kingdom and now advise UK based trainees dual accrediting in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology to attempt the examination during ST5 in order to ensure that they have time for 3 attempts prior to CCT. Those in single accreditation programme may wish to consider a first sitting in their ST4 year.

EU candidates would normally take the examination towards the end of their specialization.

If you have passed the SCE in Gastroenterology or the European Section and Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Examination, you are not permitted to apply for the ESEGH.

Examination fees

Candidates sitting the examination in the UK      

 £665

Candidates sitting the examination in ESBGH full member, associate member and observer countries*

€760

Candidates sitting the examination in all other countries and territories

£833

A defined list of countries is available here.

How to apply

Instructions on how to apply for the new examination are here.

Relocation

These types of speciality specific examinations look fantastic on your CV and will certainly help you stand out when applying for NHS jobs. If you have your MRCP and you’re now looking at sitting your SCE, or if you have already completed your SCE and you’re ready to begin your job search in the NHS then we can certainly help. We have a fantastic Medicine team at BDI Resourcing, who are experts at finding positions for Doctors in specialties such as Acute medicine and Geriatric care. Do get in touch and send your CV to: [email protected]

 
 

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