Journal of the European Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy


EBCOG Hospital Recognition: where do we stand?

Juriy Wladimiroff 1, 2, Peter Hornnes 3, 4

Visiting specialist Obstetrics and Fetal-Maternal Medicine. Rosie Maternity-Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Co-ordinator for EBCOG Hospital Recognition and Chair EBCOG Subspecialty Subcommittee.
3 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Hvidovre University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.
President of EBCOG.

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Key words: Audit, accreditation, EBCOG, Hospital recognition, general Ob/Gyn training, subspecialty Ob/Gyn training

Published online: Apr 03 2010


Hospital Recognition for general Ob/Gyn training programmes was started by EBCOG (European Board & College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology) in 1996 and for subspecialty Ob/Gyn training programmes in 2005, the latter jointlywith the four European scientific organisations representing the subspecialties. So far, 85 Audits/Visits have beenconducted by EBCOG for general Ob/Gyn training and a good start has been made for subspecialty training, in particularGynaecological Oncology. EBCOG Visits are conducted by two EBCOG representatives and one trainee appointedby ENTOG (European Network for Trainees in Obstetrics & Gynaecology) for general Ob/Gyn trainingprogrammes and by two subspecialty specialists and an EBCOG representative for subspecialty programmes. Each Visit lasts one day. Accredition is granted by the EBCOG Executive Board depending on the Visiting report. Ultimately,EBCOG would like to see the introduction of an auditing and accreditation system for general and subspecialty Ob/Gyntraining programmes in each country in Europe.