Foederatio Medicorum Chirurgicorum Helvetica (FMCH)

The Foederatio Medicorum Chirurgicorum Helvetica (FMCH) is an association of the surgical societies in Switzerland, which deals with important health policy issues. The FMCH’s goal and purpose is to unite professional societies and professional groups in order to guarantee high-quality and technically advanced medical care for the population. To this end, it coordinates and bundles the common interests of its members.

The basic examination in surgery, conducted by the FMCH’s examination board, is a compulsory part of the specialist examinations of nine Swiss surgical societies. This basic examination is a written examination that aims to evaluate the basic knowledge of surgery. Since UCAN’s accession in 2014, more than 2000 candidates have been tested with the UCAN tools so far. In cooperation with the UCAN team, the exam, previously held in German and French, can be offered in English since 2020.

UCAN-Partner since 2014