The Hong Kong SAR Government has just announced the second batch of recognised overseas medical qualifications, which include 23 universities from Australia, Canada, Mainland China, South Africa, UK and the USA.
The 6-year medical programme for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Fudan University is the first eligible qualification from Chinese Mainland so far. This programme, taught fully in English, is designed specifically for overseas students (primarily targeting residents outside of Hong Kong and Macau) . To qualify for the application, 𝒂 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒂 𝒗𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒊𝒈𝒏 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒕 4 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒊𝒈𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒕 2 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔 (𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 9 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒉𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒔 “𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓”) 𝒃𝒚 𝑨𝒑𝒓𝒊𝒍 30 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒚. 𝑯𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝑲𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒘𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎𝒎𝒆 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒂 𝒏𝒐𝒏-𝑯𝑲𝑺𝑨𝑹 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑯𝑲𝑫𝑺𝑬 𝒒𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏.
This is a comparatively easy way for those who would like to practice medicine in Hong Kong but find the admission to UK or US medical schools too competitive, as the programme does not require additional steps like an admission test but requires a minimum of B in Math, C in Physics, C in Chemistry in A-level, and minimum total score of 32 in IB (3 HL and 3 SL, including Physics, Chemistry or Biology, and Math at HL).
Students can refer to the full list of the second batch of the recognised medical qualification at https://gia.info.gov.hk/.../P2022060800301_394376_1..., and refer to our previous post for the introduction of the scheme: https://www.nh.edu.hk/post/announcement-of-the-first-batch-of-recognised-overseas-medical-qualifications.
If you need help or advice on applying for medical schools (locally and internationally), please feel free to contact us.