European Pediatric Surgery In-Training Examination (EPSITE)

March, 14 – 20, 2022

EPSITE guides trainees’ to prepare themselves for the European Board of Paediatric Surgery (EBPS) exams. European Pediatric Surgical Association (EUPSA) developed EPSITE which is available to all Paediatric surgical trainees and Paediatric surgeons that would like to assess their knowledge.

Based on the EBPS Part 1 exam, EPSITE consists of 100 multiple choice questions covering a large range of topics, including anatomy, physiology, embryology, pathology, microbiology, genetics and immunology, clinical history and examination, operative technique, clinical data interpretation, radiological investigations, general paediatric surgery, pediatric oncology, neonatal surgery, genitourinary surgery, pediatric trauma and burn care, as well as paediatric critical care.

EPSITE will be offered annually 4-6 weeks only prior to the EUPSA Congress. Access is via an online link that will be sent to registered participants and activated on the day of the examination.

“EXCHANGE” Joint Program of ERNICA and EUPSA for young surgeons

The joint ERNICA/EUPSA clinical exchange program allows candidates to apply for short stay visits to one of the ERNICA centers. Within ERNICA, there is expertise and resources available for clinical exchange for training purposes. The program will be customized to the specific needs of the applicant. The exchange program is open for Fellows and Consultants working in ERNICA centers and European Union-based EUPSA members.

Application process
Please send your CV and application form** to the ERNICA coordination team Renée de Ruiter r.deruiter.1@erasmusmc.nl.

** Please use the link to download form EXCHANGE_Application Form EXCHANGE_Evaluation Form

or contact the Chairman Education Office Martin Lacher, MD (martin.lacher@medizin.uni-leipzig.de).

Key features

  • 10-15 exchanges funded by ERNICA annually
  • Trainee/Fellows and Consultants eligible
  • Candidates from ERNICA and non-ERNICA center EU-based members only eligible
  • Exchange duration for Consultants is 1-2 days and for Trainee/Fellow is 2 weeks
  • Budget of max 1500 EUR per visit to cover travel and accommodation
  • ERNICA covers EUPSA membership for 1 year for those candidates with a non-member status

Participating centers
ERNICA centers participating are listed below. Please use the links below to search for Centre specific program offers

Helsinki Children’s Hospital (Finland)

CHRU Lille (France)

Hannover Medical University (Germany)

Erasmus MC Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

Amsterdam UMC (The Netherlands)

Karolinska University Hospital (Sweden)

University of Padua (Italy)

Odense University Hospital (Denmark)

ERNICA-ERN exchange programme 2021-2022

This programme aims to harmonize specific knowledge and reduce gaps in expertise in the clinical capacities and organization of the network. The programme is open to all healthcare professionals (e.g. psychologists, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians) from ERN member and affiliated partner hospitals. More information on the programme and how to apply can be here, see flyer attached as well.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me (h.boeckhout@erasmusmc.nl) in case of any questions regarding the clinical exchanges.