EBCOG Postgraduate Training:

harmonisation of postgraduate training in Ob/Gyn, aiming for the highest quality of care for all women and their babies.

EBCOG has recently revised its training programme for postgraduate Training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the Project of Achieving Consensus in Training (PACT). The PACT training curriculum describes the end terms of training for all gynaecologists in Europe, and provides a structure to design PACT training programmes on a local basis with guidelines for simulation training, entrustment, quality assessment and faculty development.

The Standing Committee of Training and Assessment is responsible for postgraduate training and faculty development (TTT), read more in: About us


Activities and mission

The Standing Committee of Training and Assessment (SCTA) is responsible for developing the training
curriculum and portfolio for postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and revises it in a
continuous improvement cycle. Recently, a thorough revision of the training programme for
postgraduate training was completed, i.e. PACT curriculum, which has been formally approved by the
UEMS Council in April 2018.

SCTA also coordinates the implementation of the postgraduate training curriculum throughout
Europe, and assists national societies, national training committees and local programme directors in this process.


To achieve the highest standards of training throughout Europe by defining the curriculum for
postgraduate training, according to the latest insights in medical education, on the basis of
harmonization of training.


The SCTA is the platform for postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in
Europe. Partners in this platform are the European Network of Trainees in Obstetrics
and Gynaecology (ENTOG), the four subspecialty societies ESHRE, EAPM, ESGO, and
EUGA, as well as the special interest societies ESC, ESGE, EFC, European Association
of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology EURAPAG and ISPOG.
Chair: Dr. Angelique Goverde, Department of Reproductive Medicine and
Gynaecology, University Medical Centre Utrecht, the Netherlands
Members: Prof. Fedde Scheele, Prof. Ziva Novak, Dr. Karen Rose (EBCOG Executive
Committee), Jure Klanjšček (ENTOG), Prof. Anis Feki (ESHRE), Prof. Diogo Ayres de
Campos (EAPM), Prof. René Verheijen (ESGO), Prof. Stefano Salvatore (EUGA), Dr
Gabriele Merki (ESC), Dr. Yes VanBelle (ESGE), Dr. Jana Žodžika (EFC), Dr Paul Wood
(EURAPAG), Dr Sibil Tschudin (ISPOG).


Postgraduate training

In April 2018, the completely revised training curriculum has been formally approved by UEMS.

The completely revised training curriculum was the result of the Project for Achieving Consensus in Training (EBCOG - PACT). 

The PACT curriculum is available in several European languages English German Portuguese Italian Polish Russian Spanish).

The EBCOG-PACT curriculum was launched on May 18th 2018 in Brussels.


Training the trainers

SCTA has developed Train the trainers courses (TTT) for faculty development. These interactive on site courses consist of brief background lectures on medical educational theory and small group exercises to gain first experience. The courses can be adapted to local needs. Usually, courses of 1-2 days are held.  

For information and requests, please contact Mrs Charlotte Mercer, EBCOG administrator:  charlotte.mercer@btinternet.com