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COSECSA – OPERATION SMILE Plastic Surgery Scholarship for 2024 Final FCS Examination

In 2024, COSECSA, in collaboration with Operation Smile Inc, is offering a scholarship program for the Final FCS Examination in Plastic Surgery. The aim is to enhance the provision of high-quality cleft and plastic
surgery care in underserved regions of Sub-Saharan Africa by supporting plastic surgeons in completing the COSECSA training program through examination.

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 Plastic Surgery trainees.

·        Qualified Plastic surgeons in COSECSA-accredited hospitals seeking the COSECSA FCS qualification through examination in 2024.

What does this scholarship cover?
The scholarship covers program entry (enrolment), fellowship (FCS) examination fees, and graduation fees.

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

How to Apply

Prospective applicants must:

·         Submit a personal statement outlining expected outcomes and an updated CV.

·         Provide a letter of support from the Surgical Training Programme Director of the COSECSA-accredited hospital where the trainee is undergoing training.

·         Include an acceptance letter from a COSECSA-accredited training facility.

·         Secure a training post and, if necessary, obtain a work permit for training abroad.

·         Have applied for Program Entry with COSECSA and received approval.

Applications that do not meet all criteria will not be considered. The submission deadline for complete applications is March 3, 2024. Interested individuals can APPLY HERE

Scholarship Details:

Ten academic scholarships are available, each valued at $2,100.
This initiative seeks to increase the density of plastic surgeons in the region and contribute to the improvement of plastic surgery care in Sub-Saharan Africa. If you have any specific inquiries or require further assistance regarding the scholarship program, please feel free to ask.