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Fellowship of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa: FC Ophth(SA)

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

 PartFee
Examination Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa R 8700
Examination Part II of The Fellowship of the College of Ophthalmologists 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




  • Part I: 3 written papers

  • Part II: 2 written papers; clinical and oral.

Medals

The NEVILLE WELSH MEDAL was endowed in 1996 by Prof Welsh, Associate Founder of the CMSA. The medal is awarded to candidates who achieve distinguished results in Part I of the Fellowship examination of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa.

The JUSTIN VAN SELM MEDAL was endowed in 1991 by Prof van Selm, a Founder of the CMSA, and is awarded to outstanding candidates in the Fellowship examination of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa.

Reciprocity

Candidates from South African Universities who entered into their registrar training prior to 1 January 2011 and who have successfully completed their MMed Part I will be eligible to enter for the FC Ophth(SA) Intermediate (1B), thus allowing reciprocity with the MMed Part 1 for the next four (4) years.

Release of FC Ophth(SA) Final results

Please note that the results for the FC Ophth(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 Ophth will endeavour to inform candidates earlier of the provisional results.

Requirements


  • Part I: - No requirements.

  • Part II: - Passed Part I. 


-36 months in a numbered registrar training post.
- In possession of a Refraction Competency certificate
- Portfolio.
- Workplace-based assessments (WBA).



 


 



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

DateDetailsMore Info?
19/05/2022 to
20/05/2022*
08h00-17h00
Part II of The Fellowship of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa: Oral/Clinical
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
Part II of The Fellowship of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - Clinical Ophthalmology (MCQ)
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Ophth(SA) Part II
08/07/2022
08h00-12h00
Part II of The Fellowship of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Clinical Ophthalmology (Long and short questions)
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Ophth(SA) Part II
25/07/2022
13h00-17h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - Anatomy and Embryology
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Ophth(SA) Part I
26/07/2022
13h00-17h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Ocular and Visual Physiology
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Ophth(SA) Part I
27/07/2022
13h00-17h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Ophthalmologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 3 - Clinical Optics & Refraction, and Ophthalmic Pathology
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FC Ophth(SA) Part I
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