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Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa: FCFP(SA)

Structure and Fees for the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa

 PartFee
Examination Part A of the Final of the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa R 20350
Examination Part B of the Final of the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa R 0

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

 Three online written papers as follows:

Paper 1 - multiple choice paper (single best type A and extended matching questions) without negative marking: forms 50% of the total (3 hours)
Paper 2 - short answer questions : forms 40% of the total (3 hours)    
Paper 3 - critical reading of a journal article : forms 10% of the total (2 hours)

A candidate will be invited to the clinical examination if he/she achieves the passing score based on the standard set for the overall written component.

Final - can only be taken after 3 years of registrar training

The FCFP(SA) is only awarded once all requirements are fulfilled.

The Research Component (RC) will be assessed as part of the MMed (Family Medicine), a university requirement.

Release of FCFP(SA) Final Part A results

Please note that the results for the FCFP(SA) Final Part A examination will be released on the published date as per candidates' letter of acceptance into the examination.  If they are available earlier, the CFP will endeavour to inform candidates earlier of the provisional results.

Requirements

Final
- Completed three years fulltime in a numbered registrar post. 
- Portfolio - Candidates who started their registrar training on or after 1 January 2013 will only be accepted if they have completed the CMSA approved portfolio available on our website.

Scheduled dates and locations for the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa

DateDetailsMore Info?
29/01/2024
08h00-12h00
Part A of the Final of the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - SCA
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCFP(SA) Final Part A
30/01/2024
08h00-12h00
Part A of the Final of the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Short answer questions
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCFP(SA) Final Part A
31/01/2024
08h00-12h00
Part A of the Final of the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa: Written: Paper 3 - Critical Reading
Multiple CMSA Examination Venues
More information about the FCFP(SA) Final Part A
16/04/2024 to
27/05/2024*
08h00-17h00
Part A of the Final of the Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of South Africa: 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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