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Diploma in Geriatric Medicine of the College of Physicians of South Africa: DGM(SA)

Structure and Fees for the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine of the College of Physicians of South Africa

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Examination Diploma in Geriatric Medicine of the College of Physicians of South Africa R 8600

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:

The examination will consist of two papers, three hours each, one with multiple choice questions/OSCE and one with short essay-type questions and clinical vignettes.

Requirements

A completed portfolio and logbook (obtainable from the CMSA) is required to substantiate credit points claimed, to the full value of 1000 points

•    Completion of a course covering the basic Geriatric Diploma curriculum (appendix A).
•    Portfolio or case studies
•    Practical course in comprehensive Geriatric Assessment with certified  competency
•    Accumulated 1000 credit points in the log book comprising the following 3 categories:

Supervised training (Earns fu/11000 points)
Unsupervised experience (Earns a maximum of 600 points)
Theoretical education/training (Earns 400 points to complement unsupervised experience)

Scheduled dates and locations for the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine of the College of Physicians of South Africa

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06/02/2020
09h00-12h00
Diploma in Geriatric Medicine of the College of Physicians of South Africa: Written: Paper 1
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine of the College of Physicians of South Africa: Written: Paper 1
07/02/2020
09h00-12h00
Diploma in Geriatric Medicine of the College of Physicians of South Africa: Written: Paper 2
Any CMSA examination venue
More information about the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine of the College of Physicians of South Africa: Written: Paper 2
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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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