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Foreword

This Training Manual has been produced by the Education, Scientific and Research Committee (ESRC) to give an overview of the COSECSA Training and Examination framework and to help you familiarise yourself with your role and responsibilities. I hope that you will find it beneficial.
In our Strategic Plan 2021-2025, COSECSA has set the target to graduate a further 800 – 1,000 specialist surgeons – “Fellows by Exam”- in the next five years. This will bring the total number of COSECSA graduates to over 1,500 by 2025. This is an ambitious target and one which cannot be achieved without the clinical experience and dedication to training that you provide.
In reaching this target it is vital to ensure that as a College we build and maintain excellence in training and research, and maintain best practice in exams and assessment. COSECSA is committed to supporting you and I encourage you to engage with the College and to participate in the training courses, both online and in-person which are available.
I would like to thank you again for your contribution to COSECSA and I look forward to working with you in training the next generation of surgeons in Africa.

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Prof Godfrey Muguti, MB ChB(Zim) MS(Syd) FCS(ECSA) FRCS(Edin) Hon FRCS(Eng) COSECSA PRESIDENT