The 2015 Licensing Examination (First Sitting) of the
Medical Council of Hong Kong

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All medical graduates who wish to register as medical practitioners with the Medical Council of Hong Kong (the Council), with the exception of graduates of the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, are required to pass the Council’s Licensing Examination and successfully complete a period of pre-registration internship training and assessment in approved hospitals or institutions.

No person is eligible for taking the 2015 Licensing Examination (First Sitting) unless:

(a)  he makes an application in that behalf to the Council and pays to the Registrar a prescribed fee for taking the Licensing Examination; and
(b)  he satisfies the Council -
(i)  that at the time of the application he has satisfactorily completed not less than 5 years full time medical training of a type approved by the Council and is the holder of a medical qualification acceptable to the Council ; and
(ii)  that he is of good character.
(c)  For the purpose of (b)(i), the 5 years full time medical training shall include a period of internship as approved by the Council.

In accordance with Medical Registration Ordinance, the Council may prohibit a person from taking the Licensing Examination if the person has taken any one part of the Licensing Examination 5 consecutive times and has failed each time.

The Licensing Examination comprises the following 3 parts : -

Part I : The Examination in Professional Knowledge
It consists of two papers each of which comprises 120 multiple-choice questions. It is designed to test candidates’ professional knowledge in basic sciences, medical ethics/ community medicine, medicine, surgery, orthopaedic surgery, psychiatry, paediatrics and obstetrics & gynaecology. The examination is tentatively scheduled for 4 & 5 March 2015.

Part II : The Proficiency Test in Medical English
It is a written English paper designed to ensure that the candidates’ command of English is adequate for professional purpose. The test is tentatively scheduled for 3 March 2015.

Part III : The Clinical Examination
It is designed to test candidates’ ability to apply professional knowledge to clinical problems in medicine, surgery (including cases on orthopaedic surgery), obstetrics & gynaecology and paediatrics. The examination will tentatively be held within 2 weeks from late May to early June 2015.

Having passed the Licensing Examination, candidates will be required to undergo 12-month training and assessment in approved hospitals as interns. During this period, candidates will receive clinical instructions to enable them to be familiarized with the local medical system and commonly found diseases. Upon successful completion of the internship training, candidates may apply to the Council for full registration.

Applications for sitting the various parts of the 2015 Licensing Examination (First Sitting) will be accepted during the following periods :

Part I : The Examination in Professional Knowledge 15 October to 17 November 2014
Part II : The Proficiency Test in Medical English 15 October to 17 November 2014
Part III : The Clinical Examination 17 to 31 March 2015

Please click the hyperlink below for application forms and guidance notes for Licensing Examination 2015 (First Sitting). (You need Acrobat Reader to open the files)

Application form for Registration as a Candidate for 2015 Licensing Examination (First Sitting) (for new candidates)

Application form for sitting the 2015 Licensing Examination (First Sitting) (for re-sit candidates)

Application Form for Exemption (First Sitting)

Guidance Notes to Candidates sitting 2015 Licensing Examination (First Sitting) (English)

Guidance Notes to Candidates sitting 2015 Licensing Examination (First Sitting) (Chinese)

Further Guidelines on Licensing Examination

Guidelines 1- Eligibility to Take Licensing Examination

Guidelines 2- Exemption in Licensing Examination

Guidelines 3- Internship: Exemption, Reduction, Deferment

Sample Questions (Part I)

Further information regarding the Licensing Examination is available from the secretariat of the Licentiate Committee of the Council at 4/F., Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong or the website of the Council. Enquiries should be made to the secretariat at telephone numbers (852) 2873 4742 and (852) 2873 4797 or e-mail address mc-exam@dh.gov.hk.

The Licentiate Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong
October 2014

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