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

Structure and Fees for the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa

 PartFee
Examination Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa R 10700
Examination Intermediate of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa R 14350
Examination Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 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


1.0    CONDUCT OF THE PRIMARY EXAMINATION
Online written paper (no oral examination) as follows:
1.1    1 Online paper which may consist of single- best -answer questions  (3 hours)

2.0    CONDUCT OF THE INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATION
Online written paper (no oral examination) as follows:
2.1    1 online paper which may consist of a combination of short answer, single best answer and/or OSCE-type questions;(3 hours)
2.2    The examination will cover aspects of clinical obstetrics and gynaecology and basic medical sciences as are relevant to the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology

3.0    CONDUCT OF THE FINAL EXAMINATION

3.1    Two Online 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
3.2    Online 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
3.3    Online 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

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 – candidates will be eligible to sit for Intermediate examination.;

• Passed Part 1B only – 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.

Medals

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.

Requirements

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

Intermediate
Passed Primary
Completed a minimum of 12-months registrar training  

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

Scheduled dates and locations for the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa

DateDetailsMore Info?
01/02/2024
08h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 -
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCOG(SA) Final
02/02/2024
08h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - SCA
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCOG(SA) Final
16/02/2024
08h00-12h00
Intermediate of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: 1 Paper Only - Applied Basic Sciences: essays and MCQs
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCOG(SA) Intermediate
27/02/2024
08h00-12h00
Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: 1 Paper Only - MCQ
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCOG(SA) Primary
02/04/2024 to
04/04/2024*
08h00-17h00
Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: OSCE/OSPE
Various
* Please view the timetable for this examination, once it is published, for exact dates, venues and times for each candidate.

Documents attached to the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa

 DocumentTypeSize
Document 01. FCOG(SA) Regulations - Effective from 1st Semester 2024
394,45kb
Document 01. FCOG(SA) Regulations - Effective until SS 2023
334,35kb
Document 02. FCOG(SA) Portfolio
624kb
Document 1. FCOG(SA) Examination Structure - FS 2024
90,31kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IA and IB Blueprint
46,1kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IA Past Papers- 2017 2nd Semester
156,57kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IA Past Papers- 2018 1st Semester
21,21kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IA Past Papers- 2018 2nd Semester
20,96kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IA Past Papers- 2019 1st Semester
22,13kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IA Past Papers- 2019 2nd Semester
65,76kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IA Past Papers- 2020 1st Semester
65,29kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IB Past Papers - 2017 2nd Semester
28,2kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IB Past Papers - 2018 1st Semester
29,02kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IB Past Papers - 2018 2nd Semester
21,22kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IB Past Papers - 2019 1st Semester
29,31kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IB Past Papers - 2019 2nd Semester
31,69kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part IB Past Papers - 2020 1st Semester
53,81kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part II Blueprints
60,82kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part II Past Papers - 2018 1st Semester
81,65kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part II Past Papers - 2018 2nd Semester
318,05kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part II Past Papers - 2019 1st Semester
152,22kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part II Past Papers - 2019 2nd Semester
178,61kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part II Past Papers - 2020 1st Semester
84,03kb
Document FCOG(SA) Part II Past Papers - 2021 1st Semester
77,04kb
Document Instructions and Guidelines for FCOG(SA) Part II
152,46kb
Document Notice of the expiry of Part I, Primary or Intermediate
59,7kb
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