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Electives in Hong Kong
In order to enrich one's medical learning experience, as well as to learn about the practising differences between places, medical students from Australian medical schools can partake in electives during their holidays. The two medical schools in Hong Kong offer such elective attachment opportunities in their respective teaching hospitals, in which teaching will be conducted in both Cantonese and English. Prospective students would have to prepare their own insurance and visa.
LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Applications must be submitted 1 year in advance of the commencement of the proposed elective period. Refer to HKU's website for details of the application requirements and available departments for attachment: http://www.med.hku.hk/en/teaching-and-learning/elective-attachment
Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Successful applicants will be provided with a 4-week to 8-week period of elective attachment. Applications must be submitted at least 6 months in advance of the proposed elective period. Refer to CUHK's website for more details of the application requirements and available departments for attachment: https://www.med.cuhk.edu.hk/study/prospective-students/visiting-students/programme
There are two pathways to work in Hong Kong if you did not complete your medical training in HKU/ CUHK. Refer to the hyperlinks below for more information.
Working under the Medical Registration (Amendment) Bill 2021 as of 21 Oct 2021.