West African College of Physicians Announces Its October 2016 Primary, Membership & Fellowship ExaminationS

West African College of PhysiciansThe October 2016 Fellowship Examinations of the West African College of Physicians (WACP), will be held at the University College Hospital (UCH), lbadan Nigeria and at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) Accra, Ghana. THE PRIMARY EXAMINATION WILL HOLD IN SEVEN CENTRES: University College Hospital (UCH), lbadan, National Orthopaedic Hospital (NOH) Main Hall, Enugu, Ahmadu Bello University centre at Twin Lecture Theartres, ABUTH Shika. Zaria, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), UGM Examination Hall, Accra, Ghana, Connaughth Teaching Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) Banjul, The Gambia and A.M Dogliotti College of Medicine Auditorium, Monrovia Liberia as follows:
5th – 11th October, 2016 
Theory Papers/Clinicals/Practicals/Orals of all Faculties of the West African College of Physicians.
13th October, 2016 
(Clinicals Accra candidates) The Postgraduate i Fellowship of the College is recognized by member countries of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) for appointment of Doctors to Consultant positions.
REQUIREMENTS: 
Candidates applying to sit for the Primary Fellowship Examinations must be Medical Practitioners who are FULLY registered in Cote D’ Ivore, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria. Senegal, Sierra Leone and Republic of Benin.
Membership Examinations MWACP: candidates must have passed the Primary Examination of the WestAfrican College of physicians or its equivalent and subsequently satisfactorily completed two years residency training programme as prescribed by the relevant Faculty. Copies of Physician in training letter and Exemption Letter are to be submitted along with your application. Candidate must have registered for Physician in Training immediately on passing Primary and on entering into a training programme in an accredited institution. Physician in Training fee is N53,200.00 OR $190.
Fellowship Examination candidates must have passed the Membership Examination of WACP and satisfactorily completed the appropriate years of training in an accredited institution. Further details are available in_the Prospectus of the College.
The College prospectus is available for sale at the CollegeSecretarial. Subspecialty training fee is N107,800 or $385 and MUST BE PAID DURING TRAINING AND NOT DURING APPLICATION PROCESSING otherwise candidate shall be disqualified.
EXAMINATION FEE 
1. Primary Examination $325 or N90,440.00
2. Membership $425 or N119,000.00
3. Fellowship $625 or N175,000.00 
4. Subspecialty $825 or N231,000.00
Additional Practical Examination Fee of N23,800 OR $85 is payable by Membership and Fellowship candidates in Laboratory Medicine, and Membership candidates in Community Health. THIS IS PAYABLE ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION FORM, OTHERWISE THE APPLICATION STANDS DISQUALIFIED. Assessor’s fee for Fellowship candidates’ Case Book/Dissertation for the College is. N35,000 OR $125 paid into College GTB account number 0028724798, Four copies of Dissertation and or case books must be SUBMITTED along with two copies of the approved proposals. All to be saved inside CD rewritable, Candidates should collect their corrected dissertations or casebooks and examiner’s comments immediately after the examination.
MODE OF PAYMENTS 
The Fees are payable to the WEST AFRICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS’ (WACP) account in GUARANTY TRUST BANK countrywide. Account No. 0028724798 original copy of TELLER to be attached with the application forms to the College while candidates are advised to keep a photocopy, BANK DRAFTS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE FOR EXAMINATION APPLICATION. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. Membership candidates must include evidence of having passed Primary and fulfilled the requirement of Physician in Training.
THE COLLEGE SHALL BEAR NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR WRONGLY ADDRESSED PAYMENTS INTO ANY OTHER ACCOUNTS. NO REFUND WILL BE ENTERTAINED FOR NON ATTENDANCE.
APLICATION: 
a. Attendance of Mandatory Course in Medical Ethics and Revision/Update courses of the College are prerequisites for sitting Membership Examinations. Anticipated attendance/submision of certificates shall be disqualified.
b. Current application forms are available at the WACP Secretariat or their liaison offices, or can also be downloaded and printed from www.wac-physicians.org.
Candidates are advised to download and use the current application form from the College website; otherwise, their APPLICATIONS will not be processed. Evidence of attendance of College Revision/Update Courses must be attached. Candidates for the Membership or Fellowship Examinations will be expected to submit a photocopy of their completed Log books. The original should be brought to the examination hall. Two (2) copies ofAutopsy books are mandatory for all Membership candidates in Laboratory Medicine.
c. Submitting altered, falsified or incomplete documents to the West African College of Physicians may be a sufficient cause for the College to ban you from an examination, to terminate your participation in an examination, to withhold and/or invalidate the results of an examination, to withhold award of the Fellowship of the College, to withhold a certificate, to revoke a certificate:or to take other appropriate action. The WACP will report findings of irregular behaviour to the Medical & Dental Council of the Country where the candidate practices, to other Postgraduate Medical Colleges in the West African Region and to any other organization or individual who, in the judgement of the WACP has a legitimate interest in such information.
d. Code of conduct including dress code for the candidates shall be strictly enforced. The College has zero-tolerance policy to examination malpractices.
e. Cases of change of examination centre after submission of application form shall no longer be entedained.
f. Cases of request for change of faculty after submission of application form shall not be entertained.
DEFERMENT OF EXAMINATION AFTER APPLICATION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE 
All application forms must be accompanied with “CURRENT DOCUMENTS INCLUDED CONTROL FORM” which could be downloaded from the website along with the application form. APPLICANTS MUST APPEND THEIR FORMAL SIGNATURES IN THE SPACE PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION FORM. Candidates are advised to send application forms through RELIABLE courier service. Candidates in the THIRD Trimester of pregnancy. OR in the EARLY Postnatal Period may Not apply.
NoteFor Membership examinations in all faculties of the West African College of Physicians, only candidates who have performed satisfactorily in the theory papers would be allowed to proceed with the rest of the examinations.
CLOSING DATE:
The closing date for the submission of completed application forms is Thursday 30th June, 2016. Candidates for the Fellowship Examination must have submitted their dissertations or case books by the closing date. Lateness in submission of approved dissertation will not be entertained.
PENALTY FOR THE LATE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORMS IS N56,000.00 OR $200 for one week and N112,000:00 OR $400 THERE AFTER for the second week.
NB: APPLICANT STANDS DISQUALIFIED ONCE HE/SHE DOES NOT MEET THE  REQUIREMENT OF THE  COLLEGE AFTER VETTING OF APPLICATION  FORMS. 
All COMPLETED Application forms must be submitted with: 
1. Certificate of FULL registration with the Medical Council of the country (for Primary candidates alone).
2. Photocopy of MOBS Certificate (primary candidate only) 3. Examination fee (original teller) Primary/Membership/Fellowship as indicated above,
4. Relevant certificates and a copy of completed Log Book and two (2)Autopsy for Lab Med candidates.
5. Evidence of training since passing Primary and Membership Examinations
6. Original dopy of Certificate of training.
7. Three (3) Stamped Self addressed envelopes with N 150 stamp on each.
8. Kindly indicate your telephone number and your e-mail address on the application form.
9. All Fellowship candidates should make the following payments:
a. Evidence of payment of Membership Fees $270 or N75,600.00 (College GTB account number 0028724808)
b. Annual dues for Membership $80 or N22,400.00 (College GTB account number 0000528491).
It is optional ‘for all Laboratory Medicine Membership candidates to use personal microscopes as may be required. Kindly ensure legible writing of names, phone numbers and emails.
Signed: 
Dr. Clement Ezechukwu, FWACP (Paed) 
Secretary-General, WACP 

 

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