The European Section and Board in Gastroenterology and Hepatology (ESBGH) is tasked by its parent body the European Union of Medical Specialist (UEMS) "to achieve the delivery of high-quality patient care by promoting and harmonizing high standards for medical practice and postgraduate education, and thus clinical excellence".
The ESBGH has 30 full member countries, 3 associate member countries, and 11 observer countries.
The European Specialty Examination in Gastroenterology and Hepatology is a fully validated assessment of knowledge of gastroenterology and hepatology as laid down in the European Curriculum for Gastroenterology and Hepatology Specialty Training Programme known as the "The Blue Book". The Blue Book produced by the ESBGH is in its 2017 edition and is revised every 3 to 5 years. It is available on http://www.eubogh.org
The ESEGH is a pan-European knowledge-based assessment for Gastroenterology and Hepatology trainees, delivered in partnership with the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK (Federation) and the British Society of Gastroenterology(BSG), based on the successful EBGH Examination and the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Gastroenterology.
The ESEGH is a high quality, reliable examination, based on a proven format, now UK (General Medical Council) Regulator approved, which is currently mandatory in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK from 2018.
The first examination will be on 18 April 2018 and can be taken in centers globally including all member, associate and observer countries of the European Section and Board and Section in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
All the information can be found on the webpage http://www.eubogh.org/exam/