The 2014 Licensing Examination (First Sitting) of the
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 complete, to the satisfaction of the Council, such period of internship training and assessment as the Council may determine, in approved hospitals or institutions.
The Licensing Examination of the Medical Council has all along been held on an annual basis. To cope with the drastic increase in the number of candidates in recent years, the frequency of holding the Licensing Examination will increase from one sitting to two sittings per annum in 2014. The application period of the first sitting of Licensing Examination will commence on 15 October 2013. Details can be found in the Guidance Notes to Applicants- 2014 Licensing Examination (First Sitting).
Eligibility for taking the Licensing Examination is governed by section 7A of the Medical Registration Ordinance, Cap. 161 of the Laws of Hong Kong (“MRO”). An applicant must satisfy ALL requirements set out in section 7A of the MRO:-
The requirements include ALL the following elements:-
The Licensing Examination comprises the following 3 parts : -
Part I : The Examination in Professional Knowledge
Part II : The Proficiency Test in Medical English
Part III : The Clinical Examination
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 2014 (First Sitting) Licensing Examination will be accepted during the following periods :
Please click the hyperlink below for application forms and guidance notes for 2014 Licensing Examination (First Sitting). (You need Acrobat Reader to open the files)
Further Guidelines on Licensing Examination
Guidelines 1- Eligibility to Take Licensing Examination
Guidelines 2- Exemption in Licensing Examination
Guidelines 3- Internship: Exemption, Reduction, Deferment
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 in the website of the Council at www.mchk.org.hk. Enquiries should be made to the secretariat at telephone numbers (852) 2873 4742 and (852) 2873 4797 or e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Licentiate Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong