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(Extract from HKAM Bylaws 2)

2.1 The membership of the Academy shall consist of Fellows, Honorary Fellows, Members, Associates, and such other categories of membership as the Council may provide for.
2.2 The Council shall determine the criteria including examinations, assessments, qualifications, experience, training and continuing medical education where appropriate for admission to various categories of membership and may from time to time amend
such criteria.
2.3 The Council of the Academy (the “Academy”) may, on the recommendation of an Academy College, admit as a Fellow any full member of an Academy College who has fulfilled the admission criteria as stated in Bylaw 2.4. The Academy will, however, retain absolute discretion over which nominees should be admitted as Fellows of the Academy.
2.4 Fellows shall have:

(a) completed at least six years of supervised post-registration training in a manner approved by the Academy; and

(b) where appropriate, passed a relevant intermediate examination accredited by the Academy; and

(c) passed the exit examination or assessment conducted by the relevant College and accredited by the Academy.  

2.5 It will be for the Academy to decide in its absolute discretion whether a particular nominee‘s training or any part of it is of sufficient standard to be allowed to be considered as appropriate post-registration training. 
2.6  Fellowship of the Academy may cease unless the requirements for continuing medical education and/or assessment as determined by the Academy from time to time are satisfied.
2.7  A Fellow may at the same time hold more than one Fellowship of the Academy. 
2.8 Honorary Fellows shall be persons of eminence or persons who have rendered outstanding service to medical science or to the Academy.
2.9 Members shall have completed at least 3 years of supervised specialist training and passed such intermediate examinations as recognized by the Academy. The continued membership of a Member shall be subject to review after 5 years. 
2.10 Associates shall satisfy the Academy that they are interested or engaged in postgraduate medical education or continuing medical education.

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