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Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: FCS(SA)

Primary

  • Primary: Post-internship qualification registered with the HPCSA or any other medical council.

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

  • Primary: 2 MCQ papers, no oral examination.

Intermediate

  • Intermediate: Passed the Primary completed not less than 12 months of approved training as a registered medical practitioner, in surgery. Of the 12 months training called for, not less than 6 months must be spent in general surgery, not less than 3¬† months must be spent in ICU, and not less than 3 months in trauma/emergency surgery.

Intermediate of the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa - R 15400

Primary and Intermediate together - R 18400

  • Intermediate: 2 MCQ papers and oral examination

Final

  • Final: 36 months in a numbered registrar training post.¬†
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Electronic format of the Portfolio must be submitted together with a consolidation sheet. Proof of submission of research component (Effective from 15 June 2012 applications). Candidates entering into their registrar training from 1 January 2018 must use the LogBook online portfolio. This is a free service and the app is available in both Apple and Android format. Please register at www.logbook.logbox.co.za

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

  • Final: 2 MCQ papers and oral examination

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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.