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Abstract Submission-2020/21 Scientific Conference

The abstract should be on any topic related to The Principles and Practice of Surgery or Related Disciplines and must include the following: background, methods, results, and conclusion.

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2022 Intake

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the COSECSA surgery training programme (Membership and Fellowship).

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Operation Smile & COSECSA are collaborating to provide a 5-year scholarship programme to 15 trainees wishing to study Plastic Surgery within the COSECSA training programme.

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COSECSA is pleased to announce its Annual Scientific Conference/Graduation Ceremony. This will be preceded by other College events including ; Committee Meetings & Council Meeting.

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.

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.
A specialty qualification in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Paediatric Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery (all 5 years training), Neurosurgery (6 years training) and a sub-specialty qualification in Orthopaedic Surgery (Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery – 2 Years).

Message from the president

As a surgeon you need to have a controlled arrogance. If it’s uncontrolled, you can cause harm to patients, but you have to be pretty arrogant to open a person’s chest, take out their heart and believe you can fix it. Then, when you succeed and the patient survives, you pray, because it’s only by the grace of God that you get there.

Prof Godfrey Muguti, MB ChB MS FCS(ECSA) FRCS(Ed) Hon.FRCS(Eng)


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.

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Programme Entry Information

Please read the following information carefully before you apply for a COSECSA programme.


Fee Structure

Please read here on the information about our fees structure, how to make payments and payments deadline.


Fellowship by Election

Applicants for COSECSA Ordinary Fellowship by Election: Shall be registered surgeons in their home country…

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