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President's Welcome Message

Welcome to the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM). 

Established in 1993, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine is an independent institution with statutory power to organise, monitor, assess and accredit all medical specialist training and oversee the provision of continuing medical education (CME) and continuous professional development (CPD) in the territory. 

Within our 15 constituent specialty Colleges, there are now 69 specialties and subspecialties, with more than 8,000 Academy Fellows who are eligible for registration in the Specialist Register (SR) of the Medical Council of Hong Kong and Dental Council of Hong Kong.  The Academy also vets the qualifications of non-Academy medical and dental practitioners for their eligibility for temporary medical registration and Certificate for Specialist Registration.

In our strive to promote postgraduate medical education and training, the Academy takes the lead in the development of CME/CPD training and have established the International Network for Continuing Medical Education and Continuous Professional Development (iCMECPD).  Recently, we have also launched the iCMECPD mobile App to enhance efficient implementation of CME/CPD training programmes.  To promote innovative learning strategies and platforms to enhance learning and education in medicine, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Innovative Learning Centre for Medicine was established in 2013.  The Centre houses custom-designed, state-of-the-art facilities for simulation training, as well as other educational resources to support the learning needs of Academy Fellows and Members.  It also organises an annual Medical Education Conference where local and international educationists exchange ideas and share experience in clinical training.  In line with this, the Academy will continue to strengthen our connection with medical schools, colleges and academies locally and internationally.  

At the highest level of medical qualification in Hong Kong, specialists of our Colleges are bound by the Latin phrase “Opus Medicinae Salus”, which features in the Academy’s logo.  We hope this motto, meaning “The physician leads the way to good health”, would remind our Fellows to put medical expertise and authority to wise use, so as to facilitate the return of health to patients, and to promote health and wellness among the whole community.

On this website, you will be kept abreast of the news and events of the Academy.   All essential information about Fellowship and CME/CPD training is also available for our Fellows and trainees.  Besides visiting the website of the Innovative Learning Centre for Medicine, you are also invited to visit that of the Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute, another initiative that is funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.  We hope you find our websites informative and useful.


Prof. Lau Chak-sing
Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

(Last update: 10 October 2019)

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