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  1. Overseas graduates must be employed in public hospitals

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I graduated from the faculty of medicine of the University of Hong Kong 33 years ago. I have been working in public hospitals ever since my graduation and am a consultant physician. ... another three to four to years before we can see a higher number of medical graduates. Moreover, for the first few years the increase will only be very modest. We need immediate measures ...

  2. Huge demand for graduates able to display the X-factor

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Hung-tat, chairman of the Hong Kong Radiographers' Association, says there's huge demand for their services as there are only around 50 local graduates in the field every year. The demand ... for senior positions,' Chan says. In Hong Kong, only Polytechnic University offers a bachelor's degree in radiography. Upon graduation, students must register with the Radiographers Board ...

  3. Post-graduate nursing courses

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... full-time programme starting in September. The programme expects to draw mainly secondary school graduates and will train registered nurses to provide care to institutionalised patients and to those ... dean in the department of nursing. 'We also want our graduates to be able to influence health policy. The advanced graduate training will give students the knowledge, skills and language ...

  4. Little incentive for graduates, say practitioners

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joey Kwok Chinese medicine graduates face unclear career prospects and poor wages in Hospital Authority clinics, Chinese medical practitioners say. Daniel Wong Chi-ming, who graduated from Baptist University four years ago, supported the authority's plans to set up more Chinese medicine wards as it would provide jobs for the around 100 students of Chinese medicine who graduate ...

  5. Medical Council can be more open on licensing HK doctors who trained abroad

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the profession for their own benefit. While an exam may be justifiable for graduates of doubtful quality, there is a case for accepting a number of British and US medical school graduates as being of equal standing to those from Hong Kong's medical schools. But if it is thought overseas training leaves graduates with insufficient local knowledge then the system used in Australia ...

  6. Many HK doctors back Hospital Authority's overseas recruitment drive

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... I am a local medical graduate and a public hospital consultant physician who has worked in public hospitals for 33 years. I wrote to these columns suggesting that the Hospital Authority should recruit overseas doctors as soon as possible to alleviate our severe doctor deficiency ('Overseas graduates must be employed in public hospitals', May 12). Despite employing all ...

  7. Entry bar for doctors must be seen to be fair

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Feng Chi-shun When I was in the US for specialist training in the 1970s, my competency in the practice of medicine was always suspect because I graduated from a medical school in the East. ... graduates' were given the same treatment, without exception and exemption. Many foreign medical graduates, especially those from other Western countries, protested vociferously. But the American ...

  8. Heavy workload taking its toll on pharmacists

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... around the clock. And at the same time, the Department of Health is taking on 94 recruits for a new drug safety office. But only several dozen new pharmacists graduate each year from the city's universities. Only 35 graduates are produced each year by Chinese University. Another 25, from the University of Hong Kong's new pharmacy programme, will graduate next year. So ...

  9. Pharmacists strike out over industry rules

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... graduate from the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University. They are hired without passing a standardised accreditation exam or apprenticing in pharmacies, which industry leaders see ... pharmacists with degrees from outside Hong Kong must take exams to get a licence, while local graduates need a year of internship to register as pharmacists. ...

  10. Young given chance to care for elderly

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will get a salary of HK$8,000 a month and the tuition fee of HK9,500 will be fully subsidised. Graduates of the course, approved by the government last month, will earn two qualifications: Registered Health Worker in Residential Care Home for the Elderly (Grade III) and Registered Health Worker in Residential Care Home for Persons with Disabilities (Grade III). The graduates ...




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