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2024 COSECSA – AO ALLIANCE : Orthopaedic Surgery Scholarship for 2024 Final FCS Examination

This scholarship program by the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) and the AO Alliance aims to support trauma and orthopaedic surgeons in sub-Saharan Africa.
Administration of the scholarship will be handled by the COSECSA Secretariat.

Here are the key details:

You may download a detailed document HERE

Who can apply?

  • Final-year COSECSA FCS Orthopaedic trainees.
  • Non-COSECSA orthopaedic surgeons working in a COSECSA-accredited hospital who want to continue training and obtain the final-year FCS qualification.
  • Fifth year MMed trainees in a COSECSA-accredited hospital planning to take the COSECSA Fellowship (FCS Ortho) examination in 2024.

What does this scholarship cover?

  • The scholarship covers enrolment and fellowship (FCS) examination fees only.

Note: Fees already paid to COSECSA by trainees cannot be reclaimed.

What are the Application Procedures?

  • Submit a personal statement indicating expected results or outcomes, and an up-to-date CV.
  • Submit a letter of support from the surgical training Programme Director of the COSECSA-accredited hospital where you are training.
  • Submit an acceptance letter from a COSECSA-accredited training facility.
  • Secure a training post, and, if necessary, obtain a work permit if training abroad.
  • Submit your application by filling in the FORM before the deadline indicated.

How many Scholarships available?

There are 15 scholarships available, each offering up to $1,400.

What is the application deadline?

The deadline for submitting applications is March 3, 2024, 23:59Hours EAT.

Note: Interested candidates should gather the required documents and submit their applications promptly before the deadline to be considered for this scholarship program.