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:

Curriculum

  1. Blue Book: Speciality Training Programme and Curriculum for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the European Section and Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - http://eubogh.org/docs/Blue_Book.pdf

Textbooks

  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)

Journals

  1. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  2. Gastroenterology - http://www.gastrojournal.org/
  3. GUT - http://gut.bmj.com/
  4. Journal of Hepatology - http://www.journal-of-hepatology.eu/

Online resources and guidelines

  1. American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Guidelines - http://www.gastro.org/practice/medical-position-statements
  2. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Standards of Practice - http://www.asge.org/publications/publications.aspx?id=352
  3. British Society of Gastroenterology – Subsection ‘clinical’ and ‘guidelines’ http://www.bsg.org.uk/clinical-guidelines/general/guidelines-by-date.html
  4. European Association for the Study of Liver (EASL) Clinical Practice Guidelines - http://www.easl.eu/_clinical-practice-guideline
  5. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - http://www.nice.org.uk/Guidance
  6. Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines - http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/index.html
  7. Up to date - www.uptodate.com

Practice questions

  1. EBGHE multiple choice sample questions – http://www.ebghe.eu/documents/EBGH_Sample_Questions_2017.pdf
  2. Best of Five MCQs for the Gastroenterology SCE, 1st Ed, 2013 (Oxford Higher Specialty Training) (Charlotte Rutter, Leonard Griffiths, Tina Mehta, Chris Probert)