Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hong Kong College of Medicine

The Hong Kong College of Medicine was established in 1887 for the purpose of training local Chinese in Western Medicine. Its founders' pioneering effort was amongst the earliest in Southeast Asia. The College of Medicine was subsequently incorporated as the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), which was founded in 1912, and continued as the only institution for the training of undergraduate medical students for the next seven decades. In this regard, it was joined in 1980 by the Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).Postgraduate training in Internal Medicine in Hong Kong used to follow the traditional practice in the United Kingdom (UK). An apprentice system of practical learning in academic units or medical units in public hospitals, with appropriate supervision for a period of two or three years, would qualify a candidate to sit the MRCP examination in the UK and gain recognition as a specialist in Medicine..
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