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The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) was founded and financed in 1954 by members of the medical profession and was registered as a non-profit making company in 1955. The CMSA is dedicated “To promote the highest degree of skill and efficiency in medical and dental practice and to cultivate the highest ethical standards and professional conduct … not for pecuniary profit, but for the betterment of humanity”. To this end we continuously strive to improve on our support of, and increase our investment in, the structure and function of health care services and our medical professionals.

With the key function of acting as national examining body for medical professions in South Africa, the CMSA is unique in the world in that it embraces 28 constituent Colleges, representing all the disciplines of medicine and dentistry. Because the CMSA has the unique structure of containing all medical and dental specialities within a single framework, it has the potential to foster aspects of medical education and medical professionalism which are common to all disciplines.

CMSA Statement on Equitable Vaccine Access

The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA) is an institution of approximately 10 000 medical and dental specialists whose purpose is to promote the highest degree of skill, efficiency, ethical standards and professional conduct for the benefit of humanity and to promote the honour of the medical and dental profession.

Transactions, Journal of the CMSA

Transactions, the journal of the CMSA, is published biannually.

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Transactions 2020 July to December

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Candidates’ Orientation Webinar

Posted: 2021/04/23 06:09:14 AM

The President of the CMSA, Dr Flavia Senkubuge, recently hosted two Candidates’ Orientation Webinars. The Webinar was open to all candidates and more than 700 candidates attended. Presentations by Dr Senkubuge and Prof Eric Buch, Chief Executive Officer of the CMSA, were followed by a Q & A session.


Posted: 2021/04/05 08:30:18 PM

The CMSA is pleased to inform you that, in the interests of our candidates, we continue to successfully navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and offer examinations, albeit with some changes.

New Medals for FC Path(SA) Chem Part 1 and 2

Posted: 2021/03/03 10:30:00 AM

Medals are awarded in various specialities to recognise distinguished results in the CMSA examinations. These medals and awards are made possible by donations and endowments from benefactors. Two new medals have now been added to reward exceptional candidates in Chemical Pathology
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  • Mrs Yolokazi Kanzi, Academic Registrar
  • The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • Private Bag X23, Braamfontein, 2017
  • Tel: +27 (0)11 726 7037
  • Fax: +27 (0)11 726 4036
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  • Mrs Carina Van Der Berg, Executive Manager: Finance
  • The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • 17 Milner Road, Rondebosch, 7700
  • Tel: +27 (0)21 689 9533
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