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  1. Two medical schools to join forces

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's two medical schools have pledged to 'break the wall' between them, and will soon work out plans to pool some of their teaching and research. Leaders ... soon arrange formal meetings for the two schools to work out detailed plans. He said exposing medical students to different clinical settings would make them better doctors. 'I hope ...

  2. Flexible work sought to keep female specialists

    Posted Sep 20th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Women moving into medical fields once dominated by men Flexible work conditions should be implemented to ensure women remain in specialist medical fields that were once dominated by men, senior doctors say. Although men still dominate specialist fields, the number of medical students at universities is evenly split between the sexes. And more women- who usually chose ...

  3. Lack of family doctors threatens health reforms

    Posted Nov 18th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee With long-awaited medical reforms set to promote the development of family medicine, serious doubts are being expressed about whether the city's two medical schools ... will monitor their progress. The HKU medical school has since been criticised for not responding to council calls for it to improve its curriculum. This week, the Academy of Medicine- Hong Kong's ...

  4. Family answers appeal for medical cadavers

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... teaching hospital. 'One day we were discussing his funeral arrangement at his bedside, and he raised the idea of donating his body to the medical school. He told me that his parents ... appealed to others to donate their bodies for medical research. Ms Tsang said she would collect her husband's ashes from the medical school in two years' time and take them on a final ...

  5. Intake cuts for medicine 'short-sighted'

    Posted Apr 18th 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... the numbers should be increased to meet the rising medical needs of the population. The annual intake of Hong Kong's two medical schools was cut two years ago from 160 each to 125. 'Many ... Recently, it has had to build four new medical schools and is struggling to attract overseas doctors, such as those from India and South Africa.'He called on the government to draw up ...

  6. Private care plan challenged

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... said the two medical schools should not use public funds to subsidise private services. ... Ella Lee Expanding private care at public hospitals could relegate less well-off patients to inferior treatment, the medical association and a legislator warn. At a meeting with the Hong ...

  7. No reciprocal visits

    Posted Dec 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... if they are hired by local medical schools for training or academic exchanges. Last year, mainland Vice-Minister of Commerce An Min, who was in charge of Cepa, urged Hong Kong to allow mainland-trained ... Ella Lee Mainland doctors have pressed the Hong Kong government and the medical profession to allow them to work here. Under Cepa, Hong Kong doctors can get a three-year licence ...

  8. Flight to private practice has authority struggling

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... doctors in the market. The two medical schools want to increase their medical intake, but private doctors' groups are fighting this, saying the private sector is already saturated and primary ... this academic year to 280 next year, and to 250 a year after that, leaving a yearly shortfall of between 100 and 200. The two medical schools in the city received approval recently to increase the total ...

  9. As old wounds heal, a healthy future beckons

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... For the past few years, the two schools have been competitive in research, with both active in holding press conferences to release their research findings and discoveries. A Chinese University medical ... Kang-yiu. Dr Ko said HKU established a strong service network with many public hospitals before Chinese University's medical school opened. 'Leaders of Chinese University at that time had ...

  10. Father's Day protest over faculty name

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Day. As part of their campaign to stop their 'parent' school being named after Li Ka-shing in gratitude for his $1 billion donation, the group will don white medical gowns and hold ... fight.' He did not say how many doctors would join the sit-in. The university said naming medical schools after donors was a new direction for universities. Choi Kin, president of the Medical ...




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