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Rio de Janeiro TWC 2014

SICOT Diploma Examination

Registration is CLOSED!

General Information

  Oral part Written part
Date Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Time Group 1: 08:30-10:30
Group 2: 11:00-13:00

Groups 1 & 2: 15:00-17:00


Room Lagoa, SulAmérica Convention Centre

Room Lagoa, SulAmérica Convention Centre

The 12th SICOT Diploma Examination will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 19 November 2014 and will consist of a written part and an oral part.

The written part will comprise 100 multiple choice questions and will last two hours. The subjects questioned are in the following categories:

    • General Orthopaedics
    • Trauma
    • Paediatrics
    • Pathology
    • Sports Medicine
    • Hand
    • Basic Sciences

The oral part, also lasting two hours, will be held the day after. Each candidate will be examined by two examiners in each of the four major subjects:

    • Adult Orthopaedics and Pathology (30 minutes)
    • Trauma (30 minutes)
    • Paediatrics and Hand (30 minutes)
    • Basic Sciences (30 minutes)   

The results of the examination will be announced at the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, 22 November, and successful candidates will be presented with a diploma.


Eligibility requirements

The SICOT Diploma Examination is aimed at young orthopaedic surgeons in training. To be eligible, candidates must:

  • register online;
  • 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 2014 membership dues must be paid. For more information about SICOT membership application, please click here.

A judging panel reviewed all applications and reserved the right to refuse any application. The number of places available is limited to 24. Candidates who are on the waiting list for the Hyderabad exam must reapply for the Rio de Janeiro exam.

IMPORTANT: A candidate will only be considered eligible once he/she has registered online and the SICOT Head Office has received (at his/her CV, Head of Department's letter, SICOT membership application form (unless already a SICOT member) and full payment of the 2014 membership fee before 24 March 2014. Please note that you will not receive an email confirming receipt of your application.

Dates & Deadlines

Registration will open on 17 January 2014.

Application and registration deadline: 24 March 2014

Notification of selection: 28 April 2014


Only the 24 selected 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 Rio de Janeiro Congress.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations received from 1 July 2014 to 15 July 2014 will secure a refund of 70% of the total amount paid.
  • Cancellations received from 16 July 2014 to 30 July 2014 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 1 July 2013. 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 postponements is 1 September 2014.


For more information about the SICOT Diploma Examination, please send an e-mail to