Education & Training
SICOT Diploma ExaminationÂ
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 yearÂ since then.Â
|1||Cairo, Egypt||10 September 2003|
|2||Havana, Cuba||25 & 26 September 2004|
|3||Istanbul, Turkey||2 & 4 September 2005|
|4||Buenos Aires, Argentina||24 August 2006|
|5||Marrakech, Morocco||27 August 2007|
|6||Hong Kong, China||24 August 2008|
|7||Pattaya, Thailand||29 October 2009|
|8||Gothenburg, Sweden||31 August 2010|
|9||Prague, Czech Republic||5Â & 6 September 2011|
|10||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||26 & 27 November 2012|
|11||Hyderabad, India||15 & 16 October 2013|
|12||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||November 2014|
The twelfth SICOT Diploma Examination will take place during theÂ XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress combined with 46th SBOT Annual Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in November 2014 and will consist of a written part and an oral part. More information can be found here.
The written part of the examination is comprised of 100Â multiple choice questions and lasts two hours. The subjects questioned are in the following categories:
- General Orthopaedics
- Sports Medicine
- Basic Sciences
The oral part also lasts two hours. Each candidate is examined by two examiners in each of the four major subjects:
Adult Orthopaedics and Pathology
Paediatrics and Hands
The Basic Sciences
The maximum number of candidates for the examination is 48. 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.
German SICOT Fellowship
Funded by the SICOT German section
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 fellowsÂ are taken into consideration in the choice of hosting centres. The sponsorship also includes: an economy class air ticket, food and accommodation, travel expenses within Germany and an allowance up to a maximum total of EUR 2,500 per fellow.
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 result, 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.Â Â
If you have any questions about the SICOT Diploma Examination, please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ
Please click here to download Prof John C.Y. Leong's plenary speech on "Training of Orthopaedic Surgeons â Educational Objectives and the SICOT Diploma Examination" given at the Combined Meeting of the ASEAN Orthopaedic Association, Vietnamese Orthopaedic Association and Spine Society of Vietnam on 6 December 2007.