The College of Surgeons in East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) is an independent body that fosters postgraduate education in surgery and provides standardised surgical training throughout the region of East, Central and Southern Africa.
Formed in 1999, COSECSA is a non-profit making body that currently operates in 10 countries in the region: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our primary objective is to advance education, training, standards, research & practice in surgical care in this region.
COSECSA delivers a common surgical training programme with a common examination and an internationally recognised surgical qualification.
COSECSA shapes and leads the training of surgeons in the Sub-Saharan region. We deliver a common surgical training programme with a common examination and an internationally recognised surgical qualification. Admission to the College is open to all registered medical practitioners who comply with the professional requirements for admission.