Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SICOT Diploma Examination in 2020 has been cancelled.
In 2003, for the first time, SICOT held an examination for orthopaedic trainees during its Annual International Conference in Cairo, Egypt. The overall results of this first experience were very encouraging, and a SICOT Diploma Examination has been held every year since then.
The examination aims to set a global standard for examination in Trauma & Orthopaedics. The exam tests the core clinical knowledge and competence of the orthopaedic candidate or surgeon in practice. The syllabus for the exam is broad, covering the whole breadth of Trauma & Orthopaedics, which can be applied globally. The candidate must be able to demonstrate clinical knowledge and competence appropriate to orthopaedic and trauma surgery across the whole breadth. The syllabus can be downloaded here (pdf) and is broadly divided into the following four domains:
Basic Sciences – including Oncology & Infection
Adult Pathology – Spine and Lower Limb
Upper Limb and Paediatric Orthopaedics
The Diploma Examination consists 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.
Candidates must be members of SICOT or in the process of applying for membership at the time of registration.
Successful candidates are presented with a diploma.
SICOT Diploma Examinations since 2003
10 September 2003
25 & 26 September 2004
2 & 4 September 2005
Buenos Aires, Argentina
24 August 2006
27 August 2007
Hong Kong, China
24 August 2008
29 October 2009
31 August 2010
Prague, Czech Republic
5 & 6 September 2011
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
26 & 27 November 2012
15 & 16 October 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
19 November 2014
15 & 16 September 2015
8 & 9 September 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
29 November 2017
10 October 2018
4 December 2019
|SICOT Diploma Examination & Review Course|
4-8 September 2019
If you have any questions about the SICOT Diploma Examination, please send an e-mail to: [email protected]