Board of Censors

Notes on Applications for Membership and Fellowship
    General Notes
    Membership
    Registration for Vocational Training
    FHKCA, FHKCA(IC), Diploma in Pain Management 

    Guidelines on Application for Membership and Fellowship
   
Nomination to FHKAM


General Notes

All applications for HKCA Membership, Fellowship, Diploma in Pain Management or registration as Vocational Trainee and request for nomination to the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine shall be made to the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists using the appropriate Application Forms. This Forms are available upon request to the HK College of Anaesthesiologists, through written letter to Room 807, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, telephone call at (852) 2871 8833, fax at (852) 2814 1029 or email (office@hkca.edu.hk)

 

Application for HKCA Membership +/- Registration for Vocational Training

Note: only HKCA Members are eligible for registration as HKCA Vocational Trainee. However, an applicant can apply for HKCA Membership and Registration for Vocational Training simultaneously.

All applications are to be sent to the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists at Room 807, The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.

When such an application is received, the Administrative Assistant of the College will send a reply to acknowledge receipt of the application and perform an initial checking of the following documents:

  1. Application Form M which is properly filled in and signed by the applicant and two Fellows of HKCA.
  2. The Registration form for Vocational Training which is properly filled in and signed by the applicant as well as countersigned by the chief of services of the parent hospital concerned.
  3. Certified photocopy of the applicant's primary medical qualification (e.g. MBBS, MBChB, LMCHK or other qualifications).
  4. Certified photocopy of the applicant's license to practice medicine in Hong Kong.
  5. Any supporting document as necessary.
After initial checking of the complete set of application forms and supporting documents, the Administrative Assistant will forward the applications to the Chairman of the Board of Censors for assessment, usually about ten days before the next Council Meeting. The Board will assess all applications collectively at monthly intervals. The Chairman (or the Hon Secretary of the Board in case the Chairman is not in town) will then circulate the photocopies of the Form M to all the Members of the Board of Censors for their comments. After receiving feedback from the Censors, the Chairman will make a recommendation to the Council. After discussion at Council meeting, the following procedures will be carried out depending on the Council's decision:
  1. Those applicants who are accepted as HKCA Members will be officially informed and debit notes for their membership fee will then be sent as well.
  2. For those successful applicants who also apply for registration as HKCA Vocational Trainee, their registration forms will be forwarded to the Training Officer for processing.
  3. For those applicants who are rejected, a letter of rejection will be sent stating the reason(s) of rejection.

Application for HKCA Fellowship (Anaesthesiology or Intensive Care), Diploma in Pain Management and Nomination to HKAM Fellowship

Note: only HKCA Members are eligible for FHKCA application. However, an applicant can apply for HKCA Membership and Fellowship as well as requesting for Nomination to FHKAM simultaneously.

All applications are to be sent to the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists at Room 807, The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.

When such an application is received, the Administrative Assistant of the College will send a reply to acknowledge receipt of the application and perform initial checking of the documents as listed:

Application form(s) which are properly filled in and signed by the applicant with the supporting signatures of two Fellows of HKCA. For those who request for FHKAM nomination, their consent for nomination (should their fellowship application is successful) is also signed.

HKAM Nomination for Fellowship Form (if requesting for nomination) which is properly filled in.

Certified photocopy of the applicant's primary medical qualification (e.g. MBBS, MBChB, LMCHK or other primary medical qualification).

Certified photocopy of the applicant's license to practice medicine in HK.

Certified photocopy of the applicant's higher medical qualification(s)

Supporting documents such as appointment letter, curriculum vitae (CV) with details of training and appointment(s).

After initial checking of the complete set of application forms and supporting documents, the HKCA Administrative Assistant will forward the applications to the Chairman of the Board of Censors for assessment, usually about ten days before the next Council Meeting. All applications are to be assessed by the Board collectively at monthly intervals. The Chairman or the Honorary Secretary of the Board (in case the Chairman is not in town) will then circulate the photocopies of the Application Form to all the Members of the Board of Censors for their comment. After receiving feedback from the Censors, the Chairman will construct a list of candidates who are eligible to attend the Exit Assessment interview. The Exit Assessment Panel, which is appointed by the Council, will then conduct the assessment and interview.

1. HKCA Administrative Assistant will notify the candidates to attend the next Exit Assessment. They are requested to bring along true copies of the following document for checking of authenticity:

1.1. Primary Medical Qualification(s).

1.2. License to practice medicine in HK.

1.3. Higher Medical Qualification(s) or in the case of HKCA Vocational Trainee who passed Final FHKCA Examination the letter informing them of passing the Examination from the College.

1.4. Supporting document for any clinical appointments they claimed in Form F

1.5. Training record(s):

1.5.1. In case of HKCA registered trainees, original copies of their log book, which is counter signed by the supervisor of training is required for inspection at the interview.

1.5.2. In case of applicants trained overseas, details of their training including appointment dates, whether the post is a recognized g post of an overseas anaesthesiologists college and other relevant details are to be submitted for assessment at the interview.

1.6. The applicant's Formal Project (of HKCA Vocational Trainee) or equivalent (overseas trainee) is to be submitted for inspection during the interview. Formal project is not required for FHKCA (IC) application.

2. Exit Assessment Fee shall be submitted at the interview:

2.1. Those applicants who are eligible for the Exit Assessment interview are subject to a charge of HK$ 5,000.00 (crossed cheque made payable to the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists).

2.2. Those applicants who had presented for or passed the Final FHKCA Examination are exempted from this payment.

After the Exit Assessment, the Panel will make recommendations to the Council.

After discussion at the Council meeting, the followings will be carried out according to Council's decision.

1. Those accepted as Fellows of the HKCA will then be officially informed and debit notes for their fellowship fee will be enclosed as well.

2. For those successful applicants who also request for nomination to FHKAM(Anaes):

2.1. The Chief Censor will sign at the HKAM Nomination Form for Fellowship to support the applicant's nomination to the Academy.
2.2. The nominee is requested to send a crossed cheque, made payable to the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (of an amount as determined by the HKAM), to the HKCA Administrative Assistant.
2.3. The completed nomination form, supporting documents (certified true copies of the applicant's primary and higher medical qualifications) and payment shall then be sent to the Academy.

3.     For those applicants whose application is not successful, the College will notify them with a letter stating the reason(s) of rejection.

4. Any applicant who disagrees with the College's decision can make an appeal to the Council. The HKCA Appeal Committee will deal with all appeals accordingly.

For any queries, please don't hesitate to call the HKCA Administrative Executive at (852) 28718833.

 

Guidelines on Application for HKCA Membership, Fellowship or Diploma in Pain Management and Nomination to Fellowship (Anaesthesiology) of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

1. General Notes

1.1. All applications should be sent to Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists at Room 807, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. Application Forms are available upon request at HKCA. For any queries, please call at HKCA office during office hour by telephone at (852) 28718833 or by fax at (852) 28141029.

1.2. Please always use BLOCK LETTERS to fill-in the application forms.

1.3. All FHKCA applications are subjected to an initial vetting for the eligibility to undergo Exit Assessment. Eligible applicants will then be invited to an interview with the College's Exit Assessment Panel. A charge of HK$5000.00 is required for those who are invited for the interview. All applicants who had presented for or passed the Final FHKCA Examination will be exempted from such charge.

2. HKCA Membership Application

2.1. Please use Form M for application.
2.2. Properly fill-in all the appropriate columns of the application form.
2.3. Obtain signatures from two Fellows of HKCA to support your application.
2.4. Attach a recent photograph on the space as indicated on the Form.
2.5. Remember to sign the application form before submission.
2.6. Enclose the following certified copies of supporting documents:

2.6.1. Primary Medical Qualification.
2.6.2. License to practice medicine in Hong Kong.
2.6.3. Letter of appointment to the current employment.

2.7. The Registration for Vocational Training can be submitted together with your membership application.

3.FHKCA(Anaesthesiology), FHKCA(Intensive Care) or Diploma in Pain Management (DPM) Applications

3.1. Only Members of HKCA can apply for Fellowship. Only Fellows of HKCA can apply for DPM.
3.2. Please use the appropriate Application Forms:

3.2.1. For FHKCA (Anaesthesiology), please use Form F.
3.2.2. For FHKCA (Intensive Care), please use Form IC.
3.2.3. For DPM application, please use Form P.

3.3. Properly fill-in all the appropriate columns of the application form, especially listing the details of current and previous training and appointments.
3.4. Obtain signatures from two Fellows of HKCA to support your application.
3.5. Attach a recent photograph on the space as indicated on the Application Form.
3.6. Remember to sign the application form before submission.
3.7. Enclose the following certified copies of supporting documents

3.7.1. Primary Medical Qualification.
3.7.2. License to practice medicine in Hong Kong.
3.7.3. Higher Medical Qualification(s) or letter of passing the Final FHKCA Examination.
3.7.4. Letter of appointment to the current employment.
3.7.5. Any supporting document as appropriates.
3.7.6. Formal Project or equivalent. FHKCA(IC) applicants are exempted from this requirement.
3.7.7. Log book or other records of training.

3.8. Your Curriculum Vitae with detailed information on clinical appointments and training.
3.9. Sign the consent on nomination to FHKAM at the bottom of the Application Form if you wish the College to nominate you to FHKAM(Anaes), should your FHKCA application is successful.

4.Nomination to Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Anaesthesiology)

4.1. Only Fellows of HKCA can request for Nomination to (Anaes)
4.2. Please use the Nomination Form for Fellowship of HKAM.
4.3. Properly fill-in all the appropriate columns of the application form especially the details of current and of previous training and appointments.
4.4. Enclose the following certified copies of supporting document, this separate set of document (in addition to those listed in clause 3.7) will be submitted for the Academy's use.

4.4.1. Primary Medical Qualification (e.g. MBBS, MBChB, LMCHK or other qualification).
4.4.2. Higher Medical Qualification(s) or letter of passing the Final FHKCA Examination.

Note: Only Members of HKCA can apply for Fellowship and only FHKCA can apply for Nomination to FHKAM(Anaes). However, in order to avoid unnecessary delay, one can send in the applications for Membership, Fellowship and Nomination to FHKAM(Anaes) simultaneously.