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24th COSECSA Scientific Conference in Collaboration with Surgical Society of Zimbabwe

In 2024, COSECSA marks its Silver Jubilee, celebrating 25 years of transformative influence in surgery. Collaborating with the Surgical Society of Zimbabwe, our 24th Scientific Conference will be held along with the 25th Anniversary celebrations in Harare from December 2nd to 6th, 2024. Themed “COSECSA at 25, Honouring the past and propelling the future of surgical training,” this event offers an opportunity to reflect on our achievements and shape the path forward. Join us in commemorating this milestone and contributing to the advancement of surgical education and practice.
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What we do at COSECSA

COSECSA is the largest Surgical Training Institution in Sub-Saharan Africa. We deliver a common Surgical Training programme with a Common Examination and an Internationally recognized Surgical Qualification. Admission to the College is open to all registered medical practitioners who comply with the professional requirements for Admission.

The College currently operates in 14 countries in the Sub-Saharan region: Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Membership programme - MCS (ECSA)

A certificate of competence in surgery at General Medical Officer Grade (2 years training). The membership examination is designed to assess understanding of the basic principles of surgery and a broad knowledge of surgery in general. Trainees register to work in institutions accredited by COSECSA and attend compulsory courses.

Fellowship programme - FCS (ECSA)

A specialty qualification in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Paediatric Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic Surgery(all 5 years training), Neurosurgery (6 years training) and sub-specialty qualification in Orthopaedic Surgery (Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery – 2 Years) and Cardiothoracic Surgery (3 Years). To qualify for admission to Cardiothoracic Surgery Programme, one must be a General Surgeon

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