The 2016 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 successfully complete a period of pre-registration internship training and assessment in approved hospitals or institutions.
No person is eligible for taking the 2016 Licensing Examination (First Sitting) unless :
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
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 2016 Licensing Examination (First Sitting) will be accepted during the following periods :
Please click the hyperlink below for application forms and guidance notes for Licensing Examination 2016 (First Sitting). (You need Acrobat Reader to open the files)
Application Form for Exemption (First Sitting) (revised in May 2015)
Further Guidelines on Licensing Examination
Guidelines 1- Eligibility to Take Licensing Examination
Guidelines 2- Exemption in Licensing Examination (revised in May 2015)
Guidelines 3- Internship: Exemption, Reduction, Deferment
Revised Guidelines 3- Period of Assessment: Exemption, Reduction, Deferment of Internship Training (revised in May 2015)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Licentiate Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong