European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Examination Reading list

Preparation for the EBGH Examination requires a wide range of knowledge around the Blue Book and should involve reading of textbooks, journals and guidelines. Suggested sources and reading are listed below:


  1. Blue Book: Speciality Training Programme and Curriculum for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the European Section and Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology -


  1. Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease, 9th Ed, 2010 (M Feldman, Laurence S Friedman)
  2. Oxford Handbook of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2006 (S Bloom, G Webster)
  3. Textbook of Gastroenterology, 5th Ed, 2008 (Ed T Yamada)
  4. The Textbook of Hepatology, 3rd Ed, 2007 (Ed J Rodes)


  1. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  2. Gastroenterology -
  3. GUT -
  4. Journal of Hepatology -

Online resources and guidelines

  1. American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Guidelines -
  2. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Standards of Practice -
  3. British Society of Gastroenterology – Subsection ‘clinical’ and ‘guidelines’
  4. European Association for the Study of Liver (EASL) Clinical Practice Guidelines -
  5. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
  6. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines -
  7. Up to date -

Practice questions

  1. EBGHE multiple choice sample questions –
  2. Best of Five MCQs for the Gastroenterology SCE, 1st Ed, 2013 (Oxford Higher Specialty Training) (Charlotte Rutter, Leonard Griffiths, Tina Mehta, Chris Probert)