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Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: FC Neurosurg(SA)

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

 PartFee
Examination Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa R 7200
Examination Intermediate of the Fellowship Examination of the College of Neurosurgeons R 7700
Examination Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa R 12100

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: FCS(SA) Primary 2 MCQ papers AND a Neuroanatomy paper, no oral examination.

  • Intermediate: 2 written MCQ papers, no oral examination. FCS(SA) Intermediate Paper 1 and the FC Neurosurg(SA) Intermediate Paper 2 consisting of single best answer (SBA) questions on the principles of Neurosurgery.

  • Final EFFECTIVE till SS 2019

  • One 3-hour MCQ paper and two 3-hour written papers

  • Final EFFECTIVE from FS 2020

  • Two (2) SBA/MCQ papers;  Clinical and/or oral and/or OSCE and/or practical.


 Full details of the format of the examination, conduct of the examination and weighting is available in the regulations which can be downloaded from this site.


 

Medals

The ROWLAND A KRYNAUW MEDAL was endowed in 1981 by the late Dr Krynauw, and is awarded to candidates who shows particular distinction in the Fellowship examination of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa.

Release of FC Neurosurg(SA) Final results

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

Requirements


  • Primary: - Successful completion of the Basic Surgical Skills course prior to applying for the examination.





  • Intermediate: - completed not less than 12 months of approved training as a registered medical practitioner, in surgery.  Training during community service cannot be submitted. Of the 12 months training called for, not less than 6 months must be spent in neurosurgery, 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. Letter from HOD confirming completion and acceptance of Portfolio.

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

DateDetailsMore Info?
29/01/2020
09h00-11h00
Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - Neuroanatomy MCQ (2 hours)
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - Neuroanatomy MCQ (2 hours)
30/01/2020
09h00-12h00
Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 -Anatomy MCQ (FCS(SA) Primary paper 1)
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 -Anatomy MCQ (FCS(SA) Primary paper 1)
31/01/2020
09h00-12h00
Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 3 - Physiology/Pathology/Miscellaneous MCQ (FCS(SA) Primary paper 2)
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Primary of the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 3 - Physiology/Pathology/Miscellaneous MCQ (FCS(SA) Primary paper 2)
13/02/2020
09h00-12h00
Intermediate of the Fellowship Examination of the College of Neurosurgeons: Written: Principles of Surgery in General (FCS(SA) Intermediate Paper 1) (NO ORAL)
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Intermediate of the Fellowship Examination of the College of Neurosurgeons: Written: Principles of Surgery in General (FCS(SA) Intermediate Paper 1) (NO ORAL)
14/02/2020
09h00-12h00
Intermediate of the Fellowship Examination of the College of Neurosurgeons: Written: Principles of Neurosurgery (NO ORAL)
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Intermediate of the Fellowship Examination of the College of Neurosurgeons: Written: Principles of Neurosurgery (NO ORAL)
27/02/2020
09h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 1: MCQ (3 Hours)
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 1: MCQ (3 Hours)
28/02/2020
09h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 2: MCQ (3 Hours)
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 2: MCQ (3 Hours)
11/05/2020 to
15/05/2020*
08h00-16h00
Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Oral, Practical and Clinical
Gauteng
More information about the Fellowship of the College of Neurosurgeons of South Africa: Oral, Practical and Clinical
* Please view the timetable for this examination, once it is published, for exact dates, venues and times for each candidate.
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Examination Contact Information

  • Ms 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: yolokazi.kanzi@cmsa.co.za
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  • Email: carina.vdberg@cmsa.co.za
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