Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine

The Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine (HKCEM) will celebrate the 10th anniversary in Oct 2006. We have called our specialty a “young” specialty for years. It is time we review our future direction and consolidate the position of our specialty in the medical profession.
In Hong Kong, Emergency Medicine (EM) service is basically monopolized by government through the fifteen Accident and Emergency Departments (AEDs) under the Hospital Authority. The traditional hospital service budget will only provide marginal resource to maintain the service, and there was little provision for training or specialty development.
After being admitted as one of the fifteen constituent colleges of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) in 1997, under the able leadership of our past presidents, Dr. Chin-hung Chung and Dr. Tai-wai Wong, fellows of the College united with ..
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