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At the close of each third ordinary annual general meeting of The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA), all the members of Senate and members of constituent College Councils retire from office, but are eligible for re-election.
The new Senate and Councils of constituent Colleges therefore take office after each cycle of three years, at the close of the ordinary annual general meeting.
The elections are conducted in the strictest of confidence and members are eligible to vote only in an election in their respective constituent College. For election purposes, those belonging to more than one College have to select the dominant College for this purpose.
The constituent College Councils are elected by their constituency and the Diplomates of the CMSA vote for two Diplomate representatives (who do not hold specialist qualifications) on each of their respective constituent College Councils.
The newly elected Councils each elect two representatives on Senate and the Diplomate representatives elected to the constituent College Councils elect two Diplomate representatives on Senate who do not hold specialist qualifications. The Honorary Officers of the CMSA are elected at the first meeting of the new Senate but the election of the President and Vice Presidents take place half-way through the tenure of office of the Senate to ensure continuity. The person so elected serves as President-elect for a period of six months before officially taking office.
Click here for the Officers and Members of Constituent College Councils.
Images attached to the Elections
Documents attached to the Elections