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Diploma in Anaesthetics of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa: DA(SA)

Structure and Fees for the Diploma in Anaesthetics of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa

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Examination Diploma in Anaesthetics of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa Exit examination R 6625

Examination Structure

 
CONDUCT OF THE EXAMINATION - EFFECTIVE SECOND SEMESTER 2016

1.   Three written papers consisting of
      1.1   Paper 1 and Paper 2 each have a Single Best Answer component (counts for 1/3 of each paper)
      1.2   Paper 1 and Paper 2 each have essay/short answer questions (counts for 2/3 of each paper)
      1.3   Paper 1 and Paper 2 are allocated 3 hours each in which to be completed
      1.4   Paper 3 comprising a minimum of 20 questions requiring short answers with an emphasis on data interpretation.
              Paper 3 is allocated 2 hours in which to be  completed.

2.   A skills OSCE examination will include the anaesthesia related drills:


  •    Anaesthesia Machine check

  •    CPR

  •    failed intubation drill

  •    neonatal resuscitation drill amongst others



3.   An oral examination (viva voce) of 30 minutes duration

Important Notice

The number of candidates accepted for the DA(SA) examination is capped at 96. Please ensure that your application is received timeously by the Johannesburg office to ensure your place for this examination.

Please note that this examination can only be written at a South African venue.

Medals


In 1998 THE SASA JOHN COUPER MEDAL replaced the South African Society of Anaesthetists Medal which was endowed in 1979. This change was made to pay tribute to the life-long contribution of the late Professor John Couper to the affairs of anaesthesia, and in particular his contributions to anaesthetic training and practice in South Africa. The medal is awarded to candidates who achieve excellent results in the Diploma examination of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa.

Requirements

6 months supervised training at a teaching or CMSA-approved hospital OR 3 months supervised training at a teaching or CMSA-approved hospital and 500 points in a completed logbook

Scheduled dates and locations for the Diploma in Anaesthetics of the College of Anaesthetists of South Africa

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11/07/2016
09h00-12h00
Written: Short Questions and MCQ
Any CMSA examination venue.
More information about the Written: Short Questions and MCQ
12/07/2016
09h00-12h00
Written: Short Questions and MCQ
Any CMSA examination venue.
More information about the Written: Short Questions and MCQ
13/07/2016
09h00-11h00
Written: Data Interpretation (2 hours)
Any CMSA examination venue.
More information about the Written: Data Interpretation (2 hours)
19/07/2016 to
21/07/2016*
08h00-16h00
Clinical and OSCE
Cape Town
More information about the Clinical and OSCE
* Please view the timetable for this examination, once it is published, for exact dates, venues and times for each candidate.