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Where can I study medicine in Hong Kong?There are two medical schools in Hong Kong: 1. Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong (HKU) 2. Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Medical students graduate with MBBS at HKU, whereas medical students from CUHK graduate with MBChB (the Latin equivalent of MBBS). N.B: MBBS stands for "Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery"
What are the entrance requirements for Medicine at HKU or CUHK?Entrance requirements may change yearly. Therefore, we recommend visiting the links below for each of the respective medical schools: HKU: https://www.med.hku.hk/ugadmissions2020/mbbsfaq.html CUHK: https://www.med.cuhk.edu.hk/press-releases/cuhk-announces-2020-21-admission-scores-for-medicine
What is the fee for local students?HKD$42,000 per annum
Can you give a brief overview of what medical school is really like?Overview - Medical school is generally divided into preclinical years and clinical years - Preclinical years are years 1-3 in a 6 year programme or years 1-2 in a 5 year programme - Clinical years are years 4-6 in a 6 year programme or years 3-5 in a 5 year programme Preclinical Years (Years 1-3 / 1-2) - The first year may involve completion university courses required to meet the university requirements on top of medical courses/classes. - Major focus is on grasping preclinical medical knowledge which will provide a basis for clinical rationale - Classes are predominantly lecture-based, with anatomy labs Clinical Years (Years 4-6 / 3-5) - Hospital exposure begins and classes are targetted at making students into real doctors/clinicians - Classes occur in clinics, with bedside teaching with/without real patients, and observership in the operating theatre during surgical rotations, lectures - Examinations are written examinations and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)
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