Guangzhou OWC 2015 - Diploma Examination

Successful Candidates

Muideen Adegoke
Adebowale Adeniyi
Buojayalh Aqwuyidir
Purnajyoti Banerjee
Ahmed Barakat
Kumar Kaushik Dash
Gaurav Garg
Saurabh Gupta
Amruth Kollegal Huchaiah
Vikram Kandhari
Jyothiprasanth Maheshkumar
Mukul Mohindra
Minesh Naik
Jeya Venkatesh Palanisamy
Vijayakumar Palaniyandi
Balaji Saibaba
Ayush Sharma
Amith Shetty
Nikhil Shetty
Deepak Sree
Sarmad Sulaiman
Ashish Vijayan
Hasan A. M. Yousef

Kumar Kaushik Dash and Deepak Sree were granted the German SICOT Fellowships, which offer them the opportunity to visit well-known German orthopaedic centres for a period of four weeks. The fellowship is kindly provided by the German Section of SICOT.


General Information


Written part

Oral part


15 September 2015

16 September 2015


to be confirmed

to be confirmed


Baiyun International Convention Centre

Baiyun International Convention Centre

The 13th SICOT Diploma Examination took place in Guangzhou, China, in September 2015 and consisted of a written part and an oral part.

The written part comprised 100 multiple choice questions and lasted 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, was held the day after. Each candidate was 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 were announced at the Closing Ceremony on Saturday, 19 September 2015, and successful candidates were 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 2015 membership dues must be paid. For more information about SICOT membership application, please click here.

A judging panel will review all applications and reserves the right to refuse any application. The number of places available is limited to 24. Candidates who were on the waiting list for the Rio de Janeiro exam must reapply for the Guangzhou exam.

IMPORTANT: A candidate was only considered eligible once he/she had registered online and the SICOT Head Office had received (at [email protected]) his/her CV, Head of Department's letter, SICOT membership application form (unless already a SICOT member) and full payment of the 2015 membership fee. Please note that you will not receive an email confirming receipt of your application. 

Dates & Deadlines

Registration opened in February 2015.

Application and registration deadline: 15 May 2015

Notification of selection: 31 May 2015


Exam Registration Fees

Rest of the World

EUR 800

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia

EUR 600



Only the 24 selected candidates were asked to pay the registration fee at a later date. The registration fee for the exam did NOT include registration for the Guangzhou Congress.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations received from 16 June 2015 to 30 June 2015 were secured a refund of 70% of the total amount paid.

  • Cancellations received from 1 July 2015 to  15 July 2015 were secured a refund of 50% of the total amount paid.

  • No refund was made under any circumstances for cancellations received on or after 16 July 2015. This includes cancellations made due to visa refusal. Candidates were 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 was 16 July 2015.


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