Hospital support staff on duty at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in March. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Hong Kong medical schools aren’t ranked the best in the world, so why shut out doctors trained overseas?

  • By making it hard for overseas-trained doctors and nurses to practise in Hong Kong, the city is shutting its doors also to professionals from the world’s top medical schools
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Hospital support staff on duty at Kwong Wah Hospital in Yau Ma Tei in March. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Hong Kong’s public health care sector needs an urgent injection of doctors, and hurdles should not be placed in the way of overseas-trained specialists. Photo: Shutterstock

Why Hong Kong should scrap internship rule for foreign-trained doctors working in city

  • The definition of clinical experience in lieu of internship is unclear and unfair
  • Their stay in the public health care institutes during the working period should enable them to attain the required objectives of an internship
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Hong Kong’s public health care sector needs an urgent injection of doctors, and hurdles should not be placed in the way of overseas-trained specialists. Photo: Shutterstock
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