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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 4500
Examination Part IB of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa R 4500
Examination Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 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


1.0    CONDUCT OF THE PART I EXAMINATION
Three written papers (no oral examination) as follows:

1.1    Part IA
    Basic Sciences:  essay and multiple choice questions (3 hours)

1.2    Part IB
   
One paper only, applied basic sciences, essays and multiple choice questions (3 hours)

2.0    CONDUCT OF THE PART II EXAMINATION

2.1    Written examination:
    Two written papers, of 3 hours duration each, on:
•    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    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    Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE):
Four gynaecological clinical scenarios and four obstetrical 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

2.4    All candidates entering into their registrar training post from 1 January 2011 will have to include the following reflective cases (see FCOG(SA) Part II Guideline to candidates) in their portfolios:

Reflective Cases
There should be four cases, two in Obstetrics and two in Gynaecology, each with a critical assessment of a real case.  The total length of each case should be 800 words.  The case scenario should be about 50 words, the introduction about 150 words and the reflection about 600 words.  There must be only 3-5 references. The cases chosen should have either a controversial aspect to the management, some ethical notion or some updated treatment strategy as the core of the reflection.

Fee Structure

Evaluation of Commentary: R360.00

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 François 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.

Release of FCOG(SA) Part II results

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

Requirements

Part I
- Registation with the HPCSA
- The old Part I is only valid for a period of six (6) years.

Part II
- Minimum of 36 months in a numbered registrar training post.
- Submission of dissertation six months before the written examination (ie 28 February for the 2nd Semester set of examinations and 31 September for the 1st Semester set of examinations).  Candidates who start their registrar training on or afte 1 January 2011 will not submit a dissertation to the CMSA but will have to comply with the university MMed research requirements.
- Completed Portfolio submitted at the time of applying for the examination
- Part II must be passed within eight (8) years of completing the Part IA. 

Scheduled dates and locations for the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa

DateDetailsMore Info?
30/01/2020
09h00-12h00
Part IA of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: 1 Paper Only - Basic Sciences
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Part IA of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: 1 Paper Only - Basic Sciences
31/01/2020
09h00-12h00
Part IB of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: 1 Paper Only - Applied Basic Sciences: essays and MCQ’s
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Part IB of the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: 1 Paper Only - Applied Basic Sciences: essays and MCQ’s
27/02/2020
09h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1: Gynaecology
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1: Gynaecology
28/02/2020
09h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2: Obstetrics
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2: Obstetrics
04/05/2020 to
08/05/2020*
08h00-16h00
Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: OSCE and OSPE
Gauteng
More information about the Fellowship of the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of South Africa: OSCE and OSPE
* Please view the timetable for this examination, once it is published, for exact dates, venues and times for each candidate.
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