Registration for the Diploma Examination is open!
The 15th SICOT Diploma Examination will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, on 29 November and will consist of a written part and an oral part. The written part is comprised of 100 multiple choice questions and lasts two hours. For the oral part, each candidate is examined by two examiners in four separate slots lasting two hours in total.
The results of the examination will be announced at the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, 2 December and successful candidates will be presented with a diploma.
The SICOT Diploma Examination is aimed at young orthopaedic surgeons in training. To be eligible, candidates must:
register online using the form below;
provide their CV;
provide a letter from their Head of Department specifying that they have had 4 years of medical practice since obtaining their medical degree and that they are actively engaged in an orthopaedic training programme;
be members of SICOT or in the process of applying for membership at the time of registration and their 2017 membership dues must be paid. For more information about SICOT membership application, please click here;
register and pay the Congress registration fee if they are selected for the exam.
A judging panel will review all applications and reserves the right to refuse any application.
IMPORTANT: Candidates will only be considered eligible once they have registered online and the SICOT Head Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) has received their CV and Head of Department's letter. Their 2017 membership dues must be paid.
Dates & Deadlines
Registration will open on 20 February 2017.
Application and registration deadline: 15 May 2017
Notification of selection: 15 June 2017
Exam Registration Fees
Registration fee (except countries listed below)
Reduced fees for low income countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
The eligible candidates will be asked to pay the registration fee at a later date. The registration fee for the exam does NOT include registration for the Cape Town Congress.
Cancellations received from 16 June 2017 to 30 June 2017 will secure a refund of 70% of the total amount paid.
Cancellations received from 1 July 2017 to 15 July 2017 will secure a refund of 50% of the total amount paid.
No refund will be made under any circumstances for cancellations received on or after 16 July 2017. This includes cancellations made due to visa refusal. Candidates are therefore advised to start the visa application process well in advance.
Postponing the exam to the following year is only allowed once and on a case-by-case basis. The deadline for postponement requests is 16 July 2017.
German SICOT Fellowship
The fellowship was awarded for the first time in 2005 and is presented to the two best candidates who pass the annual SICOT Diploma Examination. The two fellows are invited to visit well-known German orthopaedic centres for a period of four weeks. Travel is organised by the German Section of SICOT. Special interests of the fellows will be taken into consideration in the choice of hosting centres. The sponsorship up to a maximum total of EUR 2,500 per fellow also includes: an economy class air ticket, food and accommodation, travel expenses within Germany and an allowance. The two candidates (who must be members of SICOT) are selected by the Board of Examiners at the end of the SICOT Diploma Examination. Besides an excellent exam, good knowledge of the English language is the main selection criterion. The purpose of the fellowship is to reward participants in the examination for their achievements and to give them the opportunity to meet with leading German orthopaedic surgeons.
For more information about the SICOT Diploma Examination, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.