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Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: FCA(SA)

Structure and Fees for the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa

 PartFee
Examination Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa R 8200
Examination Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa R 14200

CMSA Appeals Mechanism

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.  A copy of the Appeals Mechanism Policy is available at www.cmsa.co.za

Examination Structure

Part I: 6 written papers; no oral.

The examination comprises:


  • a three-hour written paper in each of Physiology and Chemical Pathology, Pharmacology and Physics and the Principles of Clinical Measurement and Data Management comprising a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) multiple choice/single best answer questions with a minimum of three choices per question

  • AND

  • a three-hour written paper in each of Physiology and Chemical Pathology, Pharmacology and Physics and the Principles of Clinical Measurement and Data Management comprising a minimum of twenty (20) questions requiring short answers.


Part II:

The examination comprises 3 components:
1.    Written
 i)    ONE written paper of THREE hours comprising a minimum of 120 multiple choice/single best answer questions with a minimum of three choices per question.
ii)    ONE written paper of THREE hours comprising a minimum of TWENTY short answer questions.
iii)    ONE written paper of THREE hours comprising a minimum of TWENTY questions requiring short answers with an emphasis on data interpretation.
2.    an OSCE consisting of a minimum of 12 stations

Medals


PART I

THE JANSSEN RESEARCH FOUNDATION MEDAL IN ANAESTHETICS was endowed in 1988 and is awarded to candidates who achieve a sufficiently high standard in Part I of the Fellowship examination of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa.

In 1998 THE ABBOTT MEDAL replaced the Hoechst Medal which was endowed in 1974 and is awarded to candidates who achieve excellent results in the Pharmacology section of Part I of the Fellowship examination of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa.

THE HYMIE SAMSON MEDAL was endowed in 1984 by the Samson family and is awarded to candidates who obtain excellent results in the Physics and Clinical Measurement Section of Part I of the Fellowship examination of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa.

THE GLAXOSMITHKLINE MEDAL was endowed in 2006 and is awarded to candidates who achieve excellence in the Physiology section of the Part I of the Fellowship examination of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa.

PART II

In 1992 THE CREST HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY MEDAL replaced the Medishield Medal which was originally endowed by Afrox in 1957. The medal is awarded to candidates who achieve distinguished results in the Fellowship examination of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa.

THE JACK ABELSOHN MEDAL AND BOOK PRIZE are awarded to candidates who achieve excellent results in the Clinical Section of the Fellowship examination of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa. The late Dr Jack Abelsohn, an Associate Founder of the CMSA who died in 1980, bequeathed a sum of money for the establishment of this prize in Anaesthesia and a subsequent donation by the South African Society of Anaesthetists made it possible to offer a book prize with the medal.

Requirements


  • Part I: - No requirements.

  • Part II: - 36 months in a numbered registrar training post - including 3 months in ICU. Portfolio to be approved by HOD and noted in letter to CMSA for candidates who start their registrar posts on or after 1 January 2010.

Scheduled dates and locations for the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa

DateDetailsMore Info?
18/10/2021
08h00-16h00
Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: Oral/OSCE/Clinical
Various
24/01/2022
08h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - MCQ
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCA(SA) Part II
25/01/2022
08h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Short answer questions
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCA(SA) Part II
26/01/2022
08h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: Written: Paper 3 - Data Interpretation
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCA(SA) Part II
14/02/2022
08h00-12h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: Physiology: Paper 1: MCQs
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCA(SA) Part I
15/02/2022
08h00-12h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: Physiology: Paper 2: SAQs
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCA(SA) Part I
16/02/2022
08h00-12h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: Pharmacology: Paper 1: MCQs
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCA(SA) Part I
17/02/2022
08h00-12h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: Pharmacology: Paper 2: SAQs
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCA(SA) Part I
18/02/2022
08h00-12h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: Physics: Paper 1: MCQs
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCA(SA) Part I
18/02/2022
13h00-17h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: Physics: Paper 2: SAQs
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCA(SA) Part I
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