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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. It is the custodian of the quality of medical care in South Africa and 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.

Transactions, Journal of the CMSA

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

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Transactions 2020 January to June

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Recording of Examination Orals
2016/11/02 05:51:01 PM
Written Component Carry Over - Fellowships
2016/11/02 05:51:33 PM
Written Component Carry Over - Subspecialty
2017/11/02 11:14:27 AM
Written Component Carry Over - Diplomas
2019/11/14 06:53:46 AM

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FS2021 Change of Pretoria Venue
2021/01/07 12:37:16 PM
2020 FS Intermediate Final Results
2020/09/21 05:32:59 AM
2020 FS Part II and Certificate Final Results
2020/12/08 08:15:39 AM
Result Release Policy
2020/07/13 12:29:49 PM
2019 Medalists
2020/05/18 02:43:15 PM
2020 FS Part I Final Results
2020/05/18 03:07:39 PM
2020 FS Diploma Final Results
2020/12/08 08:16:31 AM
2020 FS Exemption List
2020/03/20 01:31:13 PM

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FS2021 Applications Extension

Posted: 2020/11/15 11:27:04 AM

The Applications closing date for First Semester 2021 examinations have been extended to 30 November 2021.
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Mental Illness Awareness

Posted: 2020/10/21 08:33:19 AM

The President of The College of Psychiatry, Prof Soraya Seedat, has written the following article for News24 regarding mental illness awareness for world mental health day.

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Cancer Awareness Months - September and October 2020

Posted: 2020/10/21 08:25:53 AM

Prof Alicia Sherriff and Prof Jeannette Parkes, the new and past presidents of the College of Radiation Oncology of The CMSA have written the attached article in support of cancer awareness.

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Notice of AGM

Posted: 2020/10/02 06:40:51 AM

The Sixty-Fifth Annual General Meeting of The Colleges of Medicine of
South Africa (CMSA) will be held at 8:30 on Friday 23 October 2020 via Zoom
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  • Mrs Yolokazi Kanzi, Academic Registrar
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