WASCS Diploma, Membership & Fellowship Exams [April 2023]
West African College of Surgeons April, 2023 Primary, Diploma (in Anaesthesia), Membership & Fellowship (Final) Examinations Application Form, Requirements, Fees, Exams Date, Time , Centers, Application Guidelines and Deadline for April, 2023.

The West African College of Surgeons (WACS) announces the commencement of online registration for April 2023 examination in the Faculties of Anaesthesia, Dental Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology (ORL), Orthopaedics, Radiology and Surgery. All applicants are advised to visit the website www.wacscoac.org and follow the step-by-step procedure for online applications.


The Primary examinations will hold on Friday 17th February 2023 in eight (8) centres as follows:

  • Abuja,Nigeria
  • Accra,Ghana
  • Banjul, TheGambia
  • Enugu,Nigeria
  • Freetown, SierraLeone
  • Ibadan,Nigeria
  • Kumasi,Ghana
  • Monrovia,Liberia


Primary examinations for all Faculties shall be by Computer Based Test (CBT).

Further information on the venues of the CBT shall be announced later via www.wacscoac.org.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIMARY EXAMINATIONS

  • MBBS/ BDS certificate from a recognized
  • Full registration certificate with Medical and Dental Council of your country (Receipt of payment for full registration or provisional registration or annual practicing license is NOT acceptable).
  • Certification page (to be downloaded from the website, filled, and submitted online)
  • Evidence of a change of name (where applicable).


DIPLOMA IN ANAESTHESIA EXAMINATION CENTRES

  • National Hospital /University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Abuja,
  • Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH)Accra,
  • University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan,Nigeria.


REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA IN ANAESTHESIA

  • {Diploma in Anaesthesia multiple choice examinations shall be by Computer Based Test (CBT) which holds on Friday 14th April 2023}Completion of the requisite twelve (12) months training in Anaesthesia in an accredited
  • Certificate of attendance of relevant update course(Compulsory)
  • Photocopy of APPROVED LOGBOOK / PORTFOLIO to be uploaded on the portal, (No hard copy is needed at the Secretariat).
  • Certification page (to be downloaded from the website, filled, and submitted online).
  • Evidence of a change of name (where applicable).


MEMBERSHIP CBT EXAMINATION CENTRES

The Membership CBT examinations will hold on Friday 17th February 2023 in eight (8) centres as follows:

  • Abuja,Nigeria
  • Accra,Ghana
  • Banjul, TheGambia
  • Enugu,Nigeria
  • Freetown, SierraLeone
  • Ibadan,Nigeria
  • Kumasi,Ghana
  • Monrovia,Liberia


MEMBERSHIP CLINICAL EXAMINATION CENTRES

The Membership essay papers will hold on Saturday 15th April 2023, the clinicals will hold between 17th to 19th April 2023 in the following centres: National Hospital /University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Abuja, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH)Accra, University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan,

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP

  • Primary examination statement of result of the West African College of Surgeons or its equivalent with exemption
  • Satisfactorily completed appropriate years of postgraduate training as prescribed by the relevant Faculty in the institution(s) accredited for the purpose by the
  • Original Certificate of Training (COT) form with dates of commencement and completion of training to be uploaded on the website (No hard copy is to be submitted to the)
  • Original APPROVED LOGBOOK should be uploaded on the portal (No hard copy is needed at the College).
  • Evidence of registration as a Surgeon in Training
  • Authentication form, to be downloaded from the website, fill it with proper endorsement from Fellows and Head of Department and upload it on the
  • Certificates of attendance of relevant revision courses/updates.
  • Evidence of change of name (where applicable)


FELLOWSHIP (PART II) EXAMINATION CENTRES

The Fellowship (PART II) Final CBT examinations in Orthopaedics, Radiology & Surgery holds on Friday 14th April 2023.

The essay examinations will be conducted on Saturday 15th April 2023. The Clinicals are scheduled from Monday 17th to Thursday 20th April 2023 in the following centres:

  • National Hospital/University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH)Accra,Ghana
  • University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan,Nigeria
  • All Fellowship multiple choice examinations shall be by Computer Based Test (CBT)


REQUIREMENTS FOR FELLOWSHIP (FINAL) EXAMINATIONS

a. Membership/Part I certificate of the West African College of Surgeons or its equivalents
b. Note that essay papers & clinicals examinations for Membership & Fellowship will be held in Abuja, Accra & Ibadan centres only
c. It is mandatory for candidates who were awarded Membership to upload their certificates on the portal, as statement of result will not be accepted.
d. Satisfactorily completed appropriate years of postgraduate training and worked in their specialties for at least two years in the institution(s) accredited for the purpose by the College.
e. Original Certificates of Training (COT) form with dates of commencement and completion of training to be uploaded on the website
f. Original APPROVED LOGBOOK should be uploaded on the College website (No hard copy should be submitted to the College.
g. Certificates of attendance of Manuscript Writing Workshop and Health Management and Ethics workshop.
h. Authentication form, to be downloaded from the website, filled with proper endorsement from Fellows and Head of Department and upload it on the website.
i. Certificates of attendance of relevant revision courses/updates.
j. Evidence of a change of name (where applicable).
k. Only candidates that submitted dissertations in October 2022 and have been cleared by their assessors need to apply for April 2023 having fulfilled all other requirements. Any candidate whose dissertation is rejected will have to apply for October 2023 examination. An exception to this rule is candidates that were referred at the October 2022 fellowship examination in dissertations will be expected to submit their corrected dissertations before the close of application.

POST FELLOWSHIP CERTIFICATES in

1. Assisted Reproductive Technology
2. Urogynaecology
3. Gynaecological Endoscopy

EXAMINATION FEES

1. Primary examination

$150

or

N90,000

or

GHC 1,800

2. Diploma in Anaesthesia (DA)

$325

or

N195,000

or

GHC 3,900

3. Membership examination

$425

or

N255,000

or

GHC 5,100

4. Fellowship (Final) examination

$625

or

N375,000

or

GHC 7,500

5. Post Fellowship examination

$750

or

N450,000

or

GHC 9,000


MODE OF PAYMENT

Payment for all aspects of the examinations should be made online either in Naira, Dollars (US) or Cedis (GHA). Details of all approved currencies can be accessed on the Portal. No payment teller shall be accepted by the College. Any candidate who does not follow this directive shall be disqualified and examination fees forfeited.

Deferment of examination after submission of application or refund of examination fees after payment would not be entertained.

 

CLOSING DATE

  • Submission of online application closes on Friday 27th January 2023.
    ALL FELLOWSHIP CANDIDATES that plan to sit for the OCTOBER 2023 final Fellowship examinations are to submit dissertations (all faculties) and casebooks (O&G only), as well as choice of examination centres latest on Friday 21st April 2023 via the designated faculty-based email addresses
    (The subject should read: Surname with other Initials and DISSERTATION & PROPOSAL FOR OCTOBER 2023 EXAMS for example: DR. DAKUM EMILOKAN EJIOFOR: DISSERTATION & PROPOSAL (OCTOBER 2023) No hard copy of Dissertation, Proposal & Casebook will be accepted by the Colleges.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Candidates are advised to carefully populate appropriate fields meant for surname and other names as you want it to appear on your certificate; any error that arises from this may lead to candidates`
  • Courier enabled address should be written in place of contactAddress
  • The College website is the only veritable medium by which eligible candidates list and approved Timetable will be published. Therefore, candidates should check the College website for the approved list of eligible candidates and examination timetable a month to the examination and should not solely rely on the automated approval slip received.
  • The College reserves the right to change candidate’s examination venue at any time it deems necessary. 
  • All applications are expected to be executed online; NO hard copy of any document is expected to be submitted to
  • Note on deferment: Deferment of examination after submission of application or refund of examination fees after payment would not be
  • Candidates are to upload all relevant documents after payment has been made on the portal and click on ‘submit’ button before their applications can be validated.


Prof. Philip M. Mshelbwala, FWACS
Secretary-General