The C-CNS-ECSAR WFNS Reference Center
The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA): FCS(Neuro)-ECSA
The Consortium of Collaborative Neurosurgical Sites of Training of the East, Central and Southern African region (C-CNS-ECSAR), comprising key hospitals in the East African region of Sub-Saharan Africa with the aim of training residents locally within the region.
The accredited sites in the region include
The regional program has to date produced 14 holders of a FCS(Neuro)-ECSA.
This is line with the objective of the regional C-CNS-ECSAR of providing an opportunity for training to young African candidates, within Africa.
All these locally trained candidates will undoubtedly benefit from additional fellowship training at WFNS accredited post graduate centers for period of training in neurosurgical sub-specialties. We look forward to the support of WFNS post graduate centers to further enhance the quality of the FCS-(Neuro)-ECSA graduates in the coming years.
The requirements are a Registered Medical degree and successful completion (2 years) of the Membership exam of the College, COSECSA. Holders of an M.Med (surgery) degree or equivalent are exempt from the MCS-ECSA exam. The candidates then may apply to join the 4-year neurosurgical training.
The prospective candidates need to apply on-line through the College website: www.cosecsa.org.