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Higher Diploma in Surgery of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: H Dip Surg(SA)

Structure and Fees for the Higher Diploma in Surgery of the College of Surgeons of South Africa

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Examination Higher Diploma in Surgery of the College of Surgeons of South Africa R 10800

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

Exit examination: 2 written papers and clinical (may include an OSCE).


THIS EXAMINATION WILL IN FUTURE ONLY BE OFFERED ONCE ANNUALLY DURING THE SECOND SEMESTER SET OF EXAMINATIONS FROM THE SS 2019.

Requirements


  • Six months trauma:  general and ideally speciality with exposure to intensive care



  • Eighteen months surgery: (elective and non-trauma emergencies) of which at least 12 months must be in general surgery, and ideally a further rotation through any of Urology; Otorhinolaryngology; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Paediatric Surgery; Neurosurgery or Orthopaedic

  • A surgical logbook (available from the CMSA website) will be required for documenting training experience and academic activities.  This must be signed off by the supervising registered General Surgeon.

  • ATLS

  • BSS (Effective 15 June 2013 for the Second Semester Examinations)

Scheduled dates and locations for the Higher Diploma in Surgery of the College of Surgeons of South Africa

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07/07/2020
09h00-12h00
Higher Diploma in Surgery of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 1
Any CMSA examination venue
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08/07/2020
09h00-12h00
Higher Diploma in Surgery of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: Written: Paper 2
Any CMSA examination venue
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07/09/2020 to
09/09/2020*
08h00-16h00
Higher Diploma in Surgery of the College of Surgeons of South Africa: Oral
Durban
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* 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
Administration and Finance Office

  • 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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