The College is comprised of the following categories of Fellows:
Persons who were admitted as Fellows of the College on its inauguration and who possess qualifications entitling them to be registered in their field of practice of surgery as per Article 6.0 of the COSECSA Constitution.
Medical Practitioners who have satisfactorily completed their Higher Surgical Training and have passed the prescribed examinations in surgery and related specialties of the College of Surgeons, or have been awarded a Fellowship by election, having satisfied the Council of the College that they possess qualifications entitling them to be Fellows of the College.
Professionals of high distinction in the Medical and Surgical Professions and such other eminent persons, whether or not members of the Medical profession, as the College of Surgeons may in its absolute discretion decide to honour.
Surgical specialists practicing outside the constituent member countries of the College of Surgeons.
- Surgical specialists working on contracts in the constituent member countries of the College shall be eligible to local Fellowship if they meet the election criteria and shall apply for fellowship through the respective country representative.
- On completion of their local contracts shall revert to Overseas Fellow status if they wish to maintain their Fellowship of the College.