Exit Assessment

Application and Document

With effect from 1 October 1998, all candidates for Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists, save Honorary Fellowship, will be required to undergo an Exit Assessment. Fellowship shall  be awarded only after successful completion of the Exit Assessment.

With effect from 1 January 2008, all candidates for Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists, save Honorary Fellowship, will be required to submit the completed Trainee Training Statistics form before or at the time of their application for Exit assessment.

Applications to sit for the Exit Assessment shall be made to the Censor-in-Chief of the College. Applicants must submit the Fellowship application form with the relevant documents to the Censor-in-Chief at least 21 days in advance before the scheduled Exit Assessment dates in order to allow ample time for processing:

  1. The original or a notarized copy of either their primary medical qualification or a valid licensing/practising certificate, if it has not been submitted before,
  2. The original or notarized copy of their higher qualification diploma recognised under Administrative Instruction on Fellowship ad eundem if appropriate,
  3. Evidence of passing the relevant Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists Examinations if appropriate,
  4. Evidence of satisfying the project requirement, in accordance with Guidelines on Project Requirement, and
  5. Log books or other documentation of anaesthetic training
  6. Completed and signed Vocational Training Forms and in-training assessment forms

The Board of Censors shall check the documents submitted. Applicants who satisfy all the criteria shall be invited for the Exit Assessment.

Administrative Fee

Effective from March 1999, a non-refundable administrative fee of HK$20,000 shall be levied and such fee shall be determined by the Council from time to time. A separate Fee shall be charged for each subspecialty fellowship application.

Administrative fee is waived if one or more of the following conditions are satisfied:

  1. The applicant is a registered trainee who has completed all the training and examination requirements.
  2. The applicant had been a registered trainee and had sat for the relevant final FHKCA examination of that subspecialty.
  3. The applicant submits a re-application within one year of being notified of the unsuccessful application, and produces evidence that the shortfall had been made up.

Exit Assessment Dates

The College will conduct Exit Assessment once every three months. Exit Assessments will be held on the following dates:
Exit Assessment Dates for 2021
20 January 2021 (Wed)
22 April 2021 (Thu)
22 July 2021 (Thu)
21 October 2021 (Thu)

Resolutions on the ad eundem admissions – applicable to the specialty of Anaesthesiology and sub-specialty of Intensive Care and Pain Medicine.

  1. All applications are to be received by the published deadline of 31 October every year, together with a cheque of HK$20,000 as administrative fee.
  2. The applicant must be a registered medical practitioner with MCHK; a member of HKCA; currently and continuously practicing Anaesthesia / related subspecialty for 3 years preceding application.
  3. The applications will be vetted by Board of Censors.
  4. Only short-listed applicants will be invited to attend the very next Exit Assessment.
  5. The Exit Assessment panel will make a final recommendation to Council.
  6. For enquiry of other requirements, please contact College Administrative Office.

Further details about the Exit Assessment can be obtained through Hon Secretary or Censor-in-Chief.

Updated in October 2019