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Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: FC Psych(SA)

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

 PartFee
Examination Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa R 7200
Examination Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa R 12100

Part I Papers must be passed by SS2020

Please note – All FC Psych(SA) Part I papers will need to be written and passed by SS2020. Candidates who have passed one or two of the previous three papers before 2021 will have to rewrite all papers again from FS2021.

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, no oral examination.
Part II: 2 written papers; clinical and OSCE.
Candidates who achieve the required marks in the written component of the FC Psych(SA) Part II examination but who fail the OSCE examination will be exempt from the written component of the next examination session.  Such exemption applies to one sitting only and must be exercised in the following semester.

Medals

THE LYNN GILLIS MEDAL was endowed in 1992, with joint donations from  Prof Lynn Gillis, Associate Founder of the CMSA and Eli Lilly, and is awarded to candidates who achieve a sufficiently high standard of excellence (a minimum average of 70%) in Part I of the Fellowship examination of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa.

In 1997 THE NOVARTIS MEDAL replaced the Sandoz Medal which was endowed in 1983 and is awarded to candidates who achieve a sufficiently high standard of excellence (a minimum average of 70%)  in the  Fellowship examination of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa.


 


 

Release of FC Psych(SA) Part II results

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

Requirements

Part I:
- have been assessed on a basic case presentation and knowledge of basic psychiatry by a senior psychiatrist, or submitted a written case history to the CMSA
Part II:
- 36 months in a numbered registrar training post.
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Scheduled dates and locations for the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa

DateDetailsMore Info?
27/01/2020
09h00-12h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - Clinical Neuroscience
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1 - Clinical Neuroscience
28/01/2020
09h00-12h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Behavioural Sciences
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2 - Behavioural Sciences
29/01/2020
09h00-12h00
Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 3 Introduction to Psychiatry
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Part I of the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 3 Introduction to Psychiatry
27/02/2020
09h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1
28/02/2020
09h00-12h00
Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2: SBA
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2: SBA
17/06/2020 to
16/10/2020*
08h00-16h00
Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: OSCE
Gauteng
More information about the Fellowship of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: OSCE
* 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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  • Mrs Carina Van Der Berg, Acting Financial Director
  • 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: carina.vdberg@cmsa.co.za
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