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Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: FCS(SA)

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

 PartFee
Examination Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa R 8200
Examination Intermediate of the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa R 9100
Examination Fellowship of the College of Surgeons 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


  • Primary: 2 MCQ papers, no oral examination.

  • Intermediate: 2 MCQ papers and oral examination

  • Final: 2 MCQ papers and oral examination

Requirements


  • Primary: - Post-internship qualification registered with the HPCSA or any other medical council.



  • Intermediate: - passed the Primary
    completed not less than 12 months of approved training as a registered medical practitioner, in surgery. Of the 12 months training called for, not less than 6 months must be spent in general surgery, 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. 


Electronic format of the Portfolio must be submitted together with a consolidation sheet.
Proof of submission of research component (Effective from 15 June 2012 applications).  Candidates entering into their registrar training from 1 January 2018 must use the LogBook online portfolio.  This is a free service and the app is available in both Apple and Android format.  Please register at www.logbook.logbox.co.za

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

DateDetailsMore Info?
08/11/2021 to
10/11/2021*
08h00-16h00
Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: Oral/Clinical
Western Cape
* Please view the timetable for this examination, once it is published, for exact dates, venues and times for each candidate.
10/02/2022
08h00-17h00
Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - Anatomy MCQ
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCS(SA) Primary
11/02/2022
08h00-17h00
Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Physiology/Pathology/Miscellaneous MCQ
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCS(SA) Primary
14/02/2022
13h00-17h00
Intermediate of the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - Principles of Surgery in General
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCS(SA) Intermediate
15/02/2022
13h00-17h00
Intermediate of the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Principles of Surgical Speciality Disciplines
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCS(SA) Intermediate
21/02/2022
13h00-17h00
Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 1
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCS(SA) Final
22/02/2022
13h00-17h00
Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 2
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCS(SA) Final
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Examination Contact Information

  • Mrs Yolokazi Kanzi, Academic Registrar
  • The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • Private Bag X23, Braamfontein, 2017
  • Tel: +27 (0)11 726 7037
  • Fax: +27 (0)11 726 4036
  • Email: academic.registrar@cmsa.co.za
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  • Mrs Carina Van Der Berg, Executive Manager: Finance
  • The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • 17 Milner Road, Rondebosch, 7700
  • Tel: +27 (0)21 689 9533
  • Fax: +27 (0)21 685 3766
  • Email: accounts@cmsa.co.za
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