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Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: FC Neurosurg(SA)

Part I

  • Primary: Post-internship qualification registered with the HPCSA or any other medical council..
  • Intermediate: completed not less than 12 months of approved training as a registered medical practitioner, in surgery.¬†¬†Training during community service cannot be submitted.¬†Of the 12 months training called for, not less than 6 months must be spent in neurosurgery, not less than¬†3¬†months must be spent in ICU and not less than 3 months in trauma/emergency surgery.
  • Final: 36 months in a numbered registrar training post. Letter from HOD confirming completion and acceptance of Portfolio.

Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa - R 11400

Intermediate of the Fellowship Examination of the College of Neurosurgeons - R 15400

Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa - R 21800

  • Primary: FCS(SA) Primary 2 MCQ papers AND a Neuroanatomy paper, no oral examination.
  • Intermediate: 2 written MCQ papers -¬† FCS(SA) Intermediate Paper 1 and the FC Neurosurg(SA) Intermediate Paper 2 consisting of single best answer (SBA) questions on the principles of Neurosurgery. Clinical and/or oral and/or OSCE and/or practical
  • Final
  • Two (2) SBA/MCQ papers;¬† Clinical and/or oral and/or OSCE and/or practical.

Full details of the format of the examination, conduct of the examination and weighting is available in the regulations which can be downloaded from this site.

The ROWLAND A KRYNAUW MEDAL was endowed in 1981 by the late Dr Krynauw, and is awarded to candidates who shows particular distinction in the Fellowship examination of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa.

Release of FC Neurosurg(SA) Final results

Please note that the results for the FC Neurosurg(SA) Final examination will be released on the published date as per candidates’ letter of acceptance into the examination. If they are available earlier, the C Neurosurg will endeavour to inform candidates earlier of the provisional results.

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APPEALS

PLEASE NOTE that candidates that wish to lodge an appeal against the outcome of his/her written examination results must do so in accordance with the provisions of the CMSA’s Appeals Mechanism Policy. Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) are not made available to candidates for review in accordance with the CMSA’s Appeals Mechanism Policy.