June 15, 2017

The University of Nicosia Medical School and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSE) recently signed an extension to their 2012 agreement in which the Medical School became an RCSE regional examination centre.

The new agreement was signed in London by Medical School Executive Dean, Professor Andreas Charalambous and RCSE Executive Director, Dr Stephen Hills.

The extension provides surgeons from Greece, Turkey, Iran, Israel, Lebanon and Cyprus wishing to gain RCS membership (MRCS) with the opportunity to be assessed at the regional examination centre in Cyprus.

RCSE is a professional membership organisation and registered charity.  It has over 20,000 members globally.  The main focus of the MRCS examination is to test aspiring surgeons over a comprehensive range of surgical conditions to determine whether candidates have acquired the requisite knowledge, skills and core training in surgery.

Professor Charalambous stated that the Medical School has succeeded in becoming an RCSE regional examination centre due to its skilled scientific staff and its high-tech medical facilities. The extension of the agreement, he said, places Cyprus on the map as a regional surgical training centre.