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

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

 PartFee
Examination Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa R 10700
Examination Intermediate of the Fellowship Examination of the College of Neurosurgeons R 14350
Examination Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa R 20350

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


  • 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.


 

Medals

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.

Requirements


  • 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.

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

DateDetailsMore Info?
01/02/2024
08h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - MCQ
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Neurosurg(SA) Final
02/02/2024
08h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Neurosurgery
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Neurosurg(SA) Final
15/02/2024
08h00-12h00
Intermediate of the Fellowship Examination of the College of Neurosurgeons: Written: Paper 1 - Principles of Surgery in General FCS(SA) Intermediate Paper 1
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Neurosurg(SA) Intermediate
16/02/2024
08h00-12h00
Intermediate of the Fellowship Examination of the College of Neurosurgeons: Written: Paper 2 - Principles of Neurosurgery
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Neurosurg(SA) Intermediate
21/02/2024
13h00-17h00
Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - Neuroanatomy SCA
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Neurosurg(SA) Primary
22/02/2024
08h00-12h00
Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Anatomy SCA (FCS Primary Paper 1)
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Neurosurg(SA) Primary
23/02/2024
08h00-12h00
Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 3 - Physiology/Pathology/Miscellaneous SCA (FCS(SA) Primary Paper 2)
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Neurosurg(SA) Primary
22/04/2024
08h00-17h00
Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Oral/Clinical
Various
28/05/2024 to
30/05/2024*
08h00-17h00
Intermediate of the Fellowship Examination of the College of Neurosurgeons: Oral/OSCE/Clinical
Various
* Please view the timetable for this examination, once it is published, for exact dates, venues and times for each candidate.
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