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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 Part IA of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa R 5400
Examination Part IB of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa R 5400
Examination Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa R 15300

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 PART I EXAMINATION
Online written papers (no oral examination) as follows:

1.1    Part IA -     Basic Sciences:  any combination of short answer and/or single best answer  (3 hours)

1.2    Part IB -  Applied Basic Sciences: any combination of short answer and/or single best answer (3 hours)


2.0    CONDUCT OF THE PART II EXAMINATION

2.1    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

2.2    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

2.3    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

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 Fran├žois 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

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

Part II
- Passed Part IA and Part IB 
- 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?
20/04/2022 to
22/04/2022*
08h00-17h00
Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: OSCE/OSPE
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
* Please view the timetable for this examination, once it is published, for exact dates, venues and times for each candidate.
07/07/2022
08h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - Gynaecology
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCOG(SA) Part II
08/07/2022
08h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Obstetrics
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCOG(SA) Part II
01/08/2022
13h00-17h00
Part IA 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) Part IA
02/08/2022
13h00-17h00
Part IB 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) Part IB
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