There are currently 6,657 full-time doctors and 29,550 full-time nurses in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
There are currently 6,657 full-time doctors and 29,550 full-time nurses in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong

‘Very unsatisfactory’: only 65 overseas doctors apply for special scheme to work in Hong Kong

  • Scheme recognises qualifications of non-locally trained doctors from 50 overseas medical schools, allowing them to work in city without licensing exam
  • Only nine applicants were given an offer, while Hospital Authority chairman Henry Fan acknowledges competition for talent is ‘fierce’

There are currently 6,657 full-time doctors and 29,550 full-time nurses in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
There are currently 6,657 full-time doctors and 29,550 full-time nurses in the public healthcare system in Hong Kong. Photo: Felix Wong
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