After Licensing Examination

Period of Assessment

After passing the Part III Clinical Examination, a candidate is required to undergo the period of assessment for a period of normally 12 months in an approved hospital. During the period of assessment, the intern will receive clinical instructions to familiarise himself/herself with the local medical system and commonly-found diseases. Upon successful completion of the period of assessment, he/she is eligible to apply for registration as a medical practitioner.

  • A candidate who has passed the Licensing Examination (i.e. passed all 3 parts) should commence the period of assessment on either 1 January or 1 July of the following year, unless deferment of the period of assessment has been granted.

Regarding the exemption, reduction and deferment of the period of assessment, please refer to Guidelines 3 for details.
"Guidelines 3 - Period of Assessment: Exemption, Reduction, Deferment of Internship Training" is applicable to any person who has passed the Licensing Examination and the latest date when he/she ought to have started undergoing the prescribed period of assessment falls between 1 January 2016 and 25 August 2019.
"Guidelines 3 - Period of Assessment: Exemption, Reduction and Deferment" is applicable to any person who has passed the Licensing Examination and the latest date when he/she ought to have started undergoing the prescribed period of assessment falls on or after 26 August 2019.

Applications should be made to the Licentiate Committee Secretariat in writing with supporting documents.