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Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: FCOG(SA)

Primary

Primary

  • Must hold a post-internship qualification to practise medicine which is registered or registrable with the Health Professions Council

Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa - R 11400

CONDUCT OF THE PRIMARY EXAMINATION

Digital written paper (no oral examination) as follows:

  • 1 digital paper which may consist of single- best -answer questions¬† (3 hours)

The G P CHARLEWOOD MEDAL was endowed in 1980 by Dr Godfrey Phillips Charlewood, Founder of the CMSA, and is awarded to candidates who obtain excellent results in Part I of the Fellowship examination of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa.

The DAUBENTON MEDAL was endowed in 1969 by the late Professor François Daubenton, the sixth President of The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, and is awarded to candidates who obtain outstanding results in the Fellowship examination of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa.

FCOG(SA) PRIMARY AND INTERMEDIATE – EXAMINATION STRUCTURE

As of 2024, the FCOG(SA) will consist of 3 examinations: Primary, Intermediate and Final Examinations.  

All candidates starting registrar training time in 2024 will be required to write the Intermediate Examination. Candidates may sit for the examination after completing a minimum of one year of training in a registrar post.

The following applies to candidates who have passed the FCOG(SA) Part IA or Part IB:

  • Passed Part IA ‚Äď candidates will be eligible to sit for Intermediate examination.;
  • Passed Part 1B only ‚Äď candidates will be required to write the Primary examination before writing the Intermediate examination and having completed a minimum of 12-months in a registrar training post in an accredited department approved for the purposes by the CMSA.

Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Passed Primary
  • Completed a minimum of 12-months registrar training ¬†

Intermediate of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa - R 15400

CONDUCT OF THE INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATION

Digital written paper (no oral examination) as follows:

  • 1 digital paper which may consist of a combination of short answer, single best answer and/or OSCE-type questions;(3 hours)
  • The examination will cover aspects of clinical obstetrics and gynaecology and basic medical sciences as are relevant to the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology

Final

Final

  • Passed Primary and Intermediate¬†
  • Minimum of 36 months in an accredited registrar training post.
  • Completed Portfolio submitted at the time of applying for the examination

Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa - R 21800

CONDUCT OF THE FINAL EXAMINATION

Two Digital Written examinations:

  • Any combination of short answer and/or single best answers¬†(3 hours)
    • Gynaecology and such aspects of medicine, surgery and basic medical sciences as are relevant to the practice of Gynaecology
    • Obstetrics and such aspects of medicine, surgery, neonatal paediatrics and basic medical sciences as are relevant to the practice of Obstetrics

Digital Typed - Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE):
This will include questions on ultrasound, cardiotocography, colposcopy, radiology, cytology and any other topics relevant to the clinical practice of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Zoom Based Oral - Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE):
Four gynaecology clinical scenarios and four obstetric clinical scenarios will be given to the candidate. The candidate will be required to discuss the management with the examiner after a period of preparation

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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.