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EUROSPINE Diploma

Overview

The EUROSPINE Diploma is made up of 6 Modules. All 6 Modules must be completed in order to obtain the EUROSPINE Diploma which is now respected on a European level by many spinal societies and federations who remain involved and informed on the project developments. EUROSPINE has developed standards and policies in key areas of spinal post graduate training that follow a strict quality control to maintain consistency of the content.

Module 6 (Literature course) is only mandatory in order to obtain the EUROSPINE Diploma for participants who have started taking their diploma courses as of 2020. Participants who have started taking their modules before 2020 do not need to complete this module to obtain their diploma.

The importance of continuous medical education is self-evident to spine professionals. As spinal treatment strategies progress, the necessity to update one’s knowledge increases. It is expected that the European Community will recognise the need to establish a certification on the basis of this initiative, for this purpose, an official Multidisciplinary Joint Committee has been created at UEMS.

Target Audience

The EUROSPINE Diploma is intended for surgeons in their last year of residency wishing to acquire basic knowledge on the evaluation of spinal disorders, spinal disease process and surgical skills. The EUROSPINE Diploma is also relevant to any health care professional involved in the spinal treatment spectrum wanting to get best practices in the specialty of spine.

Learning outcomes

There is a need to provide young surgeons with a reference based, standardised curriculum.

Obtain the EUROSPINE Basic Diploma

Aspirants can obtain the EUROSPINE Diploma by completing all 6 Basic Course Modules. The Modules do not need to be taken in order. You can start with Basic Module 3, 4 or 5, whichever is convenient. It is however recommended, whenever possible, to take Basic Module 1 in the first year.

The Basic Course Modules are offered by EUROSPINE during the annual EduWeek. Alternatively, Modules are delivered in France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Turkey through the Diploma Equivalence Programme. Candidates may complete one or more Modules with a National Spine Society and apply for equivalence for the EUROSPINE Diploma thereafter!

Recommended reading

Spine Surgery by Bernhard Meyer and Michael Rauschmann (Eds.)
Meyer, Bernhard, Rauschmann, Michael (Eds.) (2019). Spine Surgery: A Case-Based Approach. Springer International Publishing (Editorial)

ISBN 978-3-319-98874-0, Hardcover (ca. 150 EUR)
ISBN 978-3-319-98875-7, eBook (ca. 110 EUR)
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