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Diploma in Mental Health of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: DMH(SA)

Structure and Fees for the Diploma in Mental Health of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa

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Examination Diploma in Mental Health of the College of Psychiatrists 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: 2 written papers; an OSCE.

 


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

Requirements


  • 3 months fulltime attachment to a psychiatric unit under the supervision of a psychiatrist

  • OR

  • 6 months experience in a general hospital which includes the management of psychiatric patients under the supervision of a psychiatrist

  • OR

  • relevant informal, but at least equal experience, and formal mentoring by a registered psychiatrist on at least 10 cases.

  • All candidates are to have the DMH(SA) Training form (ALL 3 pages) completed and attached to their application.

Transition from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM-5

With the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), the College of Psychiatrists (Colleges of Medicine of South Africa) has taken a decision, going forward, to adapt the content and format of the examinations to conform to the DSM-5.
The transition to the DSM-5 will be phased in as follows:

Examinations administered in 2015:


  1. As of March/May 2015, candidates sitting the DMH(SA) examinations will be required to be fully versed in the DSM-5 classification system for both the written and clinical/oral examinations. Candidates will be required to familiarise themselves with DSM-5 criteria and compare and cross-reference them with DSM-IV-TR criteria.

  2. With effect from August 2015, the format of the examination will be changed. Please refer to the regulations and the Basic Principles for the DMH(SA) OSCE which is loaded on at the bottom of this page.

Scheduled dates and locations for the Diploma in Mental Health of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa

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07/07/2020
09h00-12h00
Diploma in Mental Health of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 1
Any CMSA examination venue
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08/07/2020
09h00-12h00
Diploma in Mental Health of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Written: Paper 2
Any CMSA examination venue
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07/09/2020 to
09/09/2020*
08h00-16h00
Diploma in Mental Health of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa: Oral
Cape Town
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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
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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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