25 April 2018
COSECSA believes that high-quality academic research can deliver real impacts on surgical training, practice and policy. The College wishes to increase the quality, quantity and impact of its research output, and welcomes proposals to collaborate. Please see our Research Statement here and fill out this form (http://bitly.com/COSECSA_Research) if you wish to submit a research proposal.
14 March 2018
This award is available to candidates who wish to present a Scientific paper at the COSECSA/ASEA Scientific Conference in December of each year. The Regulations are available here
We are glad to annoounce the Gerald O'Sullivan Award for 2018. This is awarded each year to trhe FCS graduate with the highest marks in both Part 1 and Part two examinations. The Selection Criteria and Process is available here
13 February 2018
COSECSA will award 4 grants to trainees to conduct research studies that measure the impact of COSECSA on healthcare in the region. Each grant is for $2,500.These grants are designed to encourage early-career researchers and not for surgeons who are already well established in research. Closing date 31st March 2018. Information Flier, Application Form.
07 February 2018
The College’s Division of Education and International Relations Committee are pleased to announce three international scholarships focused on surgical education.
These awards, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide young faculty members from countries other than the United States and Canada with the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational opportunities for faculty development and enhancement that will result in acquisition of new knowledge and skills in surgical education and training. For more details and application see the below attachments
05 February 2018
To address the severe shortage of Surgeons in Sub Saharan Africa, COSECSA in collaboration with the American College of Surgeons(ACS), has developed a scholarship programme to support women in Surgical residency. For more details and application please click here
Deadline for application:28th February 2018
19 January 2018
Smile Train and the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa(COSECSA), have agreed to collaborate in a programme to provide Smile Train scholarships for selected COSECSA trainees wishing to study plastic Surgery in Africa. We have extended the deadline for applications to 30th April 2018! For more details and application plese see the scholarship flier
14 December 2017
The COSECSA President, Prof Miliard Derbew delivered a speech at the COSECSA 18th Annual General Meeting on December 06, 2017 Maputo, Mozambique.For more details please Click here
31 October 2017
The ACS- COSECSA Women Scholars award winners are announced. To see who are the winners..... Please click here
11 October 2017
WiSA is now taking applications for three grants aimed at supporting female surgical trainees. The following organisations are generously sponsoring one grant each: The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland / COSECSA Collaboration, the Association of Women Surgeons and the COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link (COOL) Programme. For more information click here
18 August 2017
The Surgical Foundation ( A charitable arm of the ASGBI) is inviting applications for its 2018 international bursary scheme. A number of bursaries will be made available to surgical trainees from poorly resourced countries............. Please click here for more details.
02 June 2017
The Republic of Zambia has produced a National Surgical Obstetric and Anaesthesia Strategic plan (NSOASP) 2017-2021.The full document is available here