The Medical Council of Hong Kong, in accordance with Section 20K of the Medical Registration Ordinance, Chapter 161 Laws of Hong Kong, accepts applications from medical practitioners for inclusion in the Specialist Register.
(1) A registered medical practitioner who wishes to have his name included in the
Specialist Register shall apply to the Registrar in such form as may be determined by the
(2) Where the Registrar is satisfied that an applicant -
(a) has been -
(i) awarded a Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine; and
ii) certified by the Academy of Medicine that he has completed the postgraduate medical training and has satisfied the continuing medical education requirements for the relevant specialty; or
(b) has been certified by the Academy of Medicine that he has achieved a professional standard comparable to that recognized by the Academy for the award of its fellowship and has completed the postgraduate medical training and satisfied the continuing medical education requirements comparable to those recommended by the Academy, for the relevant specialty,
the Registrar shall refer the application to the Education and Accreditation Committee for its consideration.
A medical practitioner should only be described as specialist in one specialty at any one time. FHKCA with FHKAM (Anaesthesiology) are eligible for inclusion under the specialty of Anaesthesiology, whereas FHKCA(IC) with FHKAM (Anaesthesiology) are eligible for inclusion under the specialty of Intensive Care
An anaesthesiologist, being a peri-operative physician assesses and optimises the patient before an operation; administers an anaesthestic and ensures patient’s well-being during the operation; contributes to postoperative management including pain management; resuscitates and manages critically ill patients in the intensive care unit; and manages acute and chronic pain.
Intensive Care 危重病學
The specially of intensive care, practiced within the confines of an Intensive Care Unit, is dedicated to the observation, care and treatment of patients with life-threatening illnesses from which recovery is possible. Intensivists are specifially trained in the management of such illnesses and provide special expertise for the support of organ function in these patients.
Title of specialist
A registered medical practitioner whose name is included in the Specialist Register under a particular specialty determined by the Education and Accreditation Committee is entitled to be known in the English language as "specialist" in that specialty and in the Chinese language as "專科醫生" in that specialty.
Application Forms and Further Enquiries
These can be obtained from the website of the Medical Council of Hong Kong, or at the offices below:
The Medical Council Secretariat
4/F, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Building
99 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Aberdeen, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2873 5131
Fax: (852) 2554 0577
Registration Office of the Medical Council
17/F, Wu Chung House
213 Queen's Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2961 8648
Fax: (852) 2891 7946