Academy News


April 2003


Academy Lounge & Leung Kau Kui Medical Library

The Academy Lounge and the Leung Kau Kui Medical Library were officially opened by Dr. ZHANG Wenkang, Minster of Health, PRC and Dr. Annie Wong, donor of the Leung Kau Kui Medical Library on 22 March 2003.  While some minor follow-up and fitting-out works are still in progress, the lounge facilities (including the fitness centre, and the Fellows Garden) and library are now open for use.  Interested Fellows please click the following to view photos, rules & regulations and fact sheet for the facilities. 



New Subspecialty

The Academy Council has approved the recommendation of the Education Committee to accredit another new subspecialty, Reproductive Medicine, under the College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.   This new specialty has now been included in the Specialist Register of the Medical Council.



Extraordinary General Meeting

An EGM will be held at 7:30 pm on 15 May 2003 (Thursday) at the Council Chamber, 10/F, HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong to admit new Fellows.



2003 Annual Subscriptions

Fellows are reminded that their 2003 Annual Subscriptions were due on 1 January 2003.  Fellows should have received a demand note from either the Academy or their College.  Please be reminded that it is Council's policy that subscriptions received by the Academy after 30 June 2003 will be subject to a surcharge of 5% on the subscription amount.  Please settle your subscription as soon as possible.



CME and the Practising Certificate

Fellows may be aware that the Medical Council has resolved that CME would be made a requirement for all practising doctors, starting from January 2005. 

It is anticipated that a 3-year practising certificate would replace the existing 1-year certificate effective from January 2005 and that the specialist CME would be accepted for renewal of Practising Certificate.  As such, the Academy Council has decided to synchronize the CME cycles with the duration of the practising certificate.  The Academy Council agreed that all CME cycles for existing Fellows shall start afresh from 1 January 2005.  In order to achieve this end, CME cycles started within 3 years before 1 January 2005 will have to be counted on a pro-rata basis. This means that if a Fellow’s CME cycle length before 1 January 2005 is 1.5 years, the Fellow shall need to gain 45 CME points before 1 January 2005.  

Fellows are advised to take note of this arrangement, and plan their CME activities accordingly.  The Academy will keep Fellows informed when more details are available.