Academy News

 April 2006


National Qualification Examination in the Mainland

Under the CEPA II arrangements, registered doctors in Hong Kong who are permanent Hong Kong residents are eligible to apply to take the National Qualification Examination in the Mainland.  The Medical Council of Hong Kong is tasked for the receipt and vetting of applications to sit for the examination.   

Applications for 2006 are now called for.  Fellows who are interested could find details at the Medical Council's website at General information on the Examination is available at the websites of the National Medical Examination Center at and the Ministry of Health at respectively.

Please note that all applications for 2006 must reach the secretariat of the Medical Council's Licentiate Committee before 25 April 2006.  For enquiries, please call them at 2873 4742.   



CME Forum for Medico-legal Seminar Series 2006

In view of the overwhelming response to the Medico-legal Seminar Series 2006, a new subject has been created in the MLMS’s CME Forum.  It aims to provide a platform for Fellows to discuss further the medico-legal issues mentioned in the sessions.  Speakers of the seminar series have been invited to respond to Fellow's queries, which have not been answered in the Q&A sessions.
All Fellows are welcome to participate in this forum. Please logon “CME Learning” in the MLMS:



Academy Colleges

It has come to the Academy’s attention that some medical and dental bodies have been recently established, and they organise courses/seminars and award diplomas.  These organisations carry names which may give an impression that they are part of the Academy.  The Academy Council would like to clarify that the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine is the only statutory body for the training and accreditation of specialists in Hong Kong .  There are only 15 Academy Colleges, and they are:  

1.       Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists

2.       Hong Kong College of Community Medicine

3.       College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong

4.       Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine

5.       Hong Kong College of Family Physicians

6.       Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

7.       College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong

8.       Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons

9.       Hong Kong College of Otorhinolaryngologists

10.   Hong Kong College of Paediatricians

11.   Hong Kong College of Pathologists

12.   Hong Kong College of Physicians

13.   Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists

14.   Hong Kong College of Radiologists

15. College of Surgeons of Hong Kong


Quotable qualifications are to be endorsed by the Medical and Dental Councils of Hong Kong.



Extraordinary General Meeting – 15 June 2006

Council has decided to hold an EGM on 15 June 2006 to admit new Fellows.  The EGM will be held at 7:30 pm at the Council Chamber, 10/F HKAM Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong




The Academy’s Immediate Past President Dr. Leong Che Hung and Honorary Fellow Prof. W.I.R. Davies were conferred Doctor of Science honoris causa by the University of Hong Kong on 14 March 2006.



HKAM Medico-Legal Seminar Series 2006 - Laws that doctors may find useful to know  

The Academy organised a medico-legal seminar in April 2005 and was well received by many Fellows.  This year, the Academy has again invited partners of Johnson Stokes & Master to deliver a seminar series on medico-legal issues.  Details of the seminar series to be held in April 2006 can be found in the Registration Form.

Registration is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.  Interested Fellows please complete the Form and return it to the Academy on or before 3 April 2006



2006 Annual Subscriptions

Fellows are reminded that their 2006 Annual Subscriptions were due on 1 January 2006.  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 will be subject to a surcharge of 5% on the subscription amount.  Please settle your subscription as soon as possible.





Topical Updates – Hong Kong College of Pathologists

The College of Pathologists has recently released its first edition of Topical Updates –“Laboratory diagnosis of human disease caused by H5N1 influenza virus”.  Interested Fellows please click the link below to view the document.




Health Promotion Project Expo 2006


Health Care and Promotion Fund Committee, cordially invites all HKAM fellows to participate at the Health Promotion Project Expo 2006  "Encouraging innovation, Empowering health promoters, Engaging the  community" on 22 May 2006 (Monday) from 2 pm to 5 pm, at Lecture Theatre,  Hong Kong Central
Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.

For details, please visit website


Registration form can be download from