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OMFS Training

The European Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeons is the regional scientific society for the specialty. It website has a range of resources and EACMFS membership offer members and especially trainees a range of excellent benefits.

  1. Teaching centre network
  2. Courses and Events
  3. European Lecture Series

EACMFS also has a guideline for training on its website, included here as a PDF

 

OMFS European Training Requirements (ETR) - Approved Oct 2021

OMFS European Training Requirement (ETR) - now approved as of 23 October 2021

This important document has now been approved by the UEMS Advisory Board and UEMS Council. It therefore becomes an official document and is available for anyone to download from the UEMS website. As with all ETRs, this is a living document. The preparation for the next edition starts now. If you have ideas on how to approve it,  please contact us using the contact form.

This is a link to our ETR as a PDF  - 2021  OMFS European Training Requirement (ETR)
OMFS ETR is also available as a searchable webpage by
1) clicking the OMFS training option above and selected OMFS European Training Requirement
2) using this link.

Background to European Training Requirements
Back in 1994, the UEMS adopted its "Charter on Training of Medical Specialists" with an aim to outline the guiding principles for high level Medical Training.

Made up of six chapters, this Charter set the basis for the European approach in the field of Post Graduate Training. With five chapters being common to all specialties, this Charter provided a sixth chapter, known as “Chapter 6”, that each Specialist Section was to complete according to the specific needs of their discipline.

For the sake of transparency and coherence, the "Chapter 6" has been renamed as “Training Requirements for the Specialty of X”. This document aims to provide the basic Training Requirements for each specialty and should be regularly updated by UEMS Specialist Sections and European Boards to reflect scientific and medical progress.

2003 European Guidelines for training in OMFS
In 2003, two years before the Directive which defines mutual recognition in the EEA 2005/36 EU, the OMFS Section and Board of UEMS created and shared 2003 European Guidelines for Training in OMFS. These were also published in Rev. Stomatol. Chir. Maxillofac. 104, 186–189 (2003). W.K.Busch, Brussels, 10.03.02

OMFS Reference Book
This was the 2011 version our 'Chapter 6' - which defined our specialty within Europe. We are grateful to our predecessors who created this document which has provided the firm foundations on which our current ETR is built.

2011  OMFS Reference Book

 

Summary of OMFS Training in Europe

Country

Dual/Single
Degree

Written
Curriculum
Blue=link

Quality Indicators

Minimum 1st operator
numbers (OMFS, OS)

Exit Exam

Min. Training
OMFS Yrs

Austria

Dual

Yes

No

Yes (350 OMFS, 200 OS)

Yes

4

Belgium

Dual

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

4

Bulgaria

Dual

DOMFS
MF

 

 

 

4

Croatia

Single

 

 

 

 

 

Cyprus

Dual

 

 

 

 

 

Czech Rep

Dual

Yes

Yes

‘Lower than UK’

Yes

5

Denmark

Dental only

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

5

Estonia

Dental/medical
Not Annex V

Yes

No

Yes (350 OMFS, 200 OS)

Yes

5

Finland

Single

Yes

No

Yes (350 OS)

Yes

6

France

Single

Yes

Yes

Yes, but not applied

Yes

6

Germany

Dual

Curriculum
Dokumentation
Facharzt

No

Yes (335 OMFS, 200 OS)

Yes

5 + 2 years plastic and aesthetic operations

Greece

Dual

Yes

Yes

Yes (280 OMFS / 250 OS)

Yes

5

Hungary

Single Medical/ Dual

Yes

No

Yes (250 OMFS, 200 OS)

Yes

6

Ireland

Dual

Yes

No

Yes (550 OMFS, 500 OS)

Yes

5

Italy

Single

No

No

Yes (130 OMFS, 0 OS)

Yes

5

Latvia

Dual

 

 

 

 

6

Lithuania

Single

Yes

Yes

Similar to UK

Yes

5

Luxembourg

Dual

 

 

 

 

 

Malta

Dual

 

 

 

 

 

Netherlands

Dual (D)

OMFS
Oncology
Services

Yes

Yes (280 OMFS, 500 OS)

No

4

Poland

Single/Dual

Yes
MF - medics
MF-  dentist
MF - dentist L2
MF - oral surg.

Yes

Yes (170 OMFS, 80 OS)

Yes

6

Portugal

Single

Yes

No

Yes (400 OMFS)

Yes

6

Romania

Dual

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

5

Slovakia

Single

 

 

 

 

 

Slovenia

Dual

No

No

Yes (138 OMFS , 310 OS)

Yes

7

Spain

Single

Yes

No

None

No

5

Sweden

Single/Dual

Yes

Yes

300 OMFS

Yes

4

UK

Dual

Yes

Yes

Yes (550 OMFS, 500 OS)

Yes

5

Norway

Single
(DOMFS in Treaty)

Norwegian

English

Yes

Yes (300 OMFS, 110 OS)

No

4

Switzerland

Dual

Yes

Yes

Yes (365 OMFS)

Yes

5

 

Where single is in bold it means that the regulations say it is a single degree country but the specialty is moving towards dual degree DOMFS.

 
 

OMFS Section of UEMS: In-Training Formative Assessment (OSUITA)

The OMFS Section of UEMS, with support from the European Association of Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgeon (EACMFS), provides an online formative assessment aimed at someone preparing for a 'high-stakes' exam or who just want to test their knowledge.

Formative assessments are "for training" rather than "of training".  The questions are provided by the OMFS Section of UEMS (and participating trainees). There are 12 papers available, with a new paper being added every 6 months (if enough questions are submitted).

Details of the most recent opportunities to both complete and contribute to the assessments are available from this link  OMFS Section of UEMS In-Training Assessment (OSUITA) - don't worry about the year being 2023 - the instructions remain the same.

For 3 years Medartis have sponsored this excellent resource for OMFS trainees. They continue their support through EACMFS.

 

European OMFS Training Experience Register - a free download

European OMFS Surgical Experience Register

The OMFS Section has created this Microsoft Access© file to allow trainees and trainers to record their experience in a consistent way. It is free to download and share. Its format is consistent with the OMFS version of eLogbook which is free to use at www.elogbook.org (the eLogbook is the official logbook for OMFS trainees in the UK and has more functionality that our Access file).

Conditions of Use
This file is provided ‘as is’. The OMFS Section does not offer technical support or upgrades. Users are welcome to contact the designer and contract with him to update or modify for their purposes and at their expense. Contact Mr Julian Baker at https://www.theaccessman.co.uk/

Design of a registry/logbook for other surgical specialties
If your specialty is not OMFS but you are interested in having a similar resource for your specialty, please contact Mr Julian Baker at https://www.theaccessman.co.uk/

Advice about data security
This database is not password protected or encrypted. As, once used, it will contain patient identifiable information it should be stored in a secure location on encrypted and password protected storage.

Copyright© : OMFS Section of UEMS www.omfsuems.eu

 

European Pre-Specialist Assessment 2024

The aim of this assessment is to help OMFS trainees discover their 'unknown unknowns'. The 50 questions includes 5 questions from the MCQ element of the European Board exam in OMFS (EBOMFS).

Thursday, 5th September 8 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. CET
(the exact same questions will also be available on Sunday, 8th September 10 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. CET for our colleagues from Asia and Oceania or those who cannot make it on Thursday 5th)

Registration for 2024 Assessment
Those who registered in 2022 and 2023 just need to log-in to the exam website and click whichever of the 2024 exams that they wish to complete. New users first need to register their details on the same link and then register for the exam. A password will be sent prior to the exam.

Instructions for the 2024 Assessment are available on registration. Generic instructions can be downloaded from here.

Report of the 2023 Pre-Specialist Assessment can be downloaded from here
The 2023 questions are accessible on the website to all those who registered and completed the exam.

Summary of 2022 Pre-specialist assessment.
On the evening of Sept 8th 2022 trainees from all around the world participated in this formative assessment. Of the 187 who registered, 142 were able to take part. Feedback from participants was very positive. The mean score was 69% and the national results from countries who had more than a handful of candidates are summarised here.

All the 2022 questions, with the answers, can be downloaded from here.

The OMFS Section would like to that EACMFS (and their supporter Medartis) for their collaboration in running this assessment.

News of the 2024 assessment will be publicised to members of EACMFS directly.

 

European Junior Doctors - EJD

 

The EDJ aims to promote the interests of Junior Doctors in the member states of the Council of Europe, exchange information, develop a common approach, and formulate common views on relevant topics such as the medical workforce, postgraduate medical education and working conditions; improve and develop relations between Junior Doctors in Europe; and protect and improve standards of healthcare in Europe.

Collaboration between the EJD and the UEMS has existed for several years in the form of formal and informal agreements that have benefited both institutions and, above all, the quality of medical training of European junior doctors. The EJD send Representatives to the UEMS Boards, Sections and Multidisciplinary Joint Committees (MJC) as the input of doctors in training in the matters of postgraduate medical training is considered of paramount importance for both institutions. They EJD representative shall also be invited to be part of the PGT visiting committees of their Boards, Sections and MJC.

OMFS has a specialty representative who joins OMFS Section and Board meetings. We encourage OMFS trainees to get involved with EDJ in their nation.

2024b domfs mf map of europe