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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.

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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.



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

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Academic Registrar Virtual Office Hours

Posted: 2021/09/02 07:30:00 AM

The Academic Registrar for the CMSA will offer Virtual Office Hours from 13:00 – 15:00 on Wednesdays from September 8 2021 for matters relating to examinations.

The Ian Huskisson Medal for FCP(SA) Part 2 clinical examination

Posted: 2021/09/01 01:44:00 PM

With the key function of acting as the national examining body for medical specialists in South Africa, the CMSA strives to promote the highest degree of skill and efficiency in medical and dental practice. Medals are awarded in various specialities to recognise distinguished results in the CMSA examinations.

Taking Care of Yourself in Preparing for the CMSA Examinations – Webinar Recording

Posted: 2021/06/04 11:46:00 AM

Dr Peter Milligan, Chief Psychiatrist at Ngwelezana Hospital, has an interest in health worker stress and burnout, and strategies to prevent this particularly when working in difficult systems. On 10 June 2021 he presented a webinar for all interested candidates
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Examination Contact Information

  • 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
  • Email: academic.registrar@cmsa.co.za
Administration and Finance Office

  • 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
  • Fax: +27 (0)21 685 3766
  • Email: accounts@cmsa.co.za
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