Before Licensing Examination

Application


The application period and tentative examination dates of the Licensing Examination are as follows:


  Examination Application Period Examination Date (Tentative)
Part I Examination in Professional Knowledge 14 October 2022 to
14 November 2022
28 February and 1 March 2023
Part II Proficiency Test in Medical English 14 October 2022 to
14 November 2022
27 February 2023
Part III Clinical Examination 15 to 30 March 2023 2 weeks from late May to early June 2023


  Examination Application Period Examination Date (Tentative)
Part I Examination in Professional Knowledge 27 April 2022 to
26 May 2022
30 and 31 August 2022
Part II Proficiency Test in Medical English 27 April 2022 to
26 May 2022
29 August 2022
Part III Clinical Examination 15 September 2022 to
30 September 2022
12 November to 4 December 2022



Applicants are advised to study the Guidance Notes to Applicants before submitting the application.

Different categories of applicants should use different forms:
  - New applicants: Form 1A * / 1B * – 'Registration as Candidate'
  - Old/re-sit applicants: Form 2 – 'Application to Take Licensing Examination'
* For new applicants applying for taking the examination as described under section 7A(1)(b)(i) of the Medical Registration Ordinance, Form 1A should be used.
* For new applicants applying for taking the examination as described under section 7A(1)(b)(ii) of the Medical Registration Ordinance, Form 1B should be used.

New applicants:
  Submit Form 1A / 1B (original)
  Pay application fee and submit proof of payment (examination fee to be paid upon confirmation of eligibility for taking the examination)
  Submit photocopies of all supporting documents which have been verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat/notarised

Re-sit applicants:
  Pay application fee and submit proof of payment together with Form 2
  Pay examination fee when being notified to do so after the Medical Council has confirmed the applicant’s eligibility to take the Licensing Examination

Complete the application form clearly in BLOCK letters. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be processed. Insert a ✔ sign in appropriate boxes. Documents submitted will not be returned.

Photocopies of the supporting documents must be:
  notarised by a notary public (photocopies certified by other persons, e.g. a solicitor, a Justice of the Peace, will not be accepted); or
  verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat (the applicant must present both the originals and photocopies in person to the Secretariat for verification).

Make a declaration before a Commissioner for Oaths, a solicitor, a Justice of the Peace or a notary public to confirm the truth of all information provided in the application. A free service for making this declaration is available at the Licentiate Committee Secretariat.

 

Form 1A
Certificate of medical qualification (photocopies verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat / notarised photocopies)
Official transcripts of studies (photocopies verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat / notarised photocopies), including transcripts of pre-medical and post-graduate medical degrees, if applicable
Certificate of internship (photocopies verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat / notarised photocopies) (setting out duration for each discipline)
Hong Kong Identity Card / passport (photocopies verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat / notarised photocopies)
Curriculum vitae
Certificate of good standing / Certificate of good character (original) (This certificate is not the same as Part VII of Form 1A.) Please refer to Guideline 1 - Eligibility to Take Licensing Examination for details.
Registration certificate / licence (photocopies verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat / notarised photocopies) (For applicants who are currently registered as medical practitioners in other places.)

 

Form 1B
Certificate of medical qualification (photocopies verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat / notarised photocopies)
Official transcripts of studies (photocopies verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat / notarised photocopies)
Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card / HKSAR Passport (photocopies verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat / notarised photocopies)
Certificate of good standing / Certificate of good character (original) (This certificate is not the same as Part VII of Form 1B.) Please refer to Guideline 1 - Eligibility to Take Licensing Examination for details.
Registration certificate / licence (photocopies verified by the Licentiate Committee Secretariat / notarised photocopies) (For applicants who are currently registered as medical practitioners in other places.)

 

  • Please submit the application form (original) together with the supporting documents by registered post or hand delivery to:
 

 

Secretary, Licentiate Committee
The Medical Council of Hong Kong
4/F, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building
99 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Aberdeen, Hong Kong
   
  • Applications will NOT be accepted if they are:
  submitted by facsimile or email;
  -    received after the closing date;
  - illegible or incomplete; or
  - lacking proof of payment of the relevant fees
   

 

  • Fees payable are (subject to prevailing rates on date of payment):

   
Application fee (to be paid at the time of application) HK$1,590
Examination fee (to be notified for payment upon confirmation of the eligibility to sit for the examination)
  Part I   Examination in Professional Knowledge HK$3,220
  Part II    Proficiency Test in Medical English HK$1,850
  Part III   Clinical Examination  
    All disciplines HK$3,540
    Single discipline (re-sit candidates only) HK$1,380

Payment should be made by:
  sending a bank draft to the Licentiate Committee Secretariat, payable to "Director of Health (Boards & Councils Office)"; or
  -    telegraphic transfer into the following bank account:
   

  Name of account: Director of Health (Boards & Councils Office)
  Name of bank: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
(Bank Code: 004) (SWIFT Code: HSBC HK HHH KH)
  Account number: 048-202584-001
     
Payment must be made in Hong Kong dollars.  Cash or other currencies will not be accepted.  Bank handling charges should be kept separate from the fees and settled separately.

Please keep the receipt as proof of payment. Mark the applicant’s name and candidate number (if any) on a copy of the receipt and submit it together with the application form.

For payment made after submission of the application form (e.g. examination fee for new applicants), send a copy of the receipt to the Licentiate Committee Secretariat [Fax: (852) 2554 0577; Email: mc-exam@dh.gov.hk].

Application fee is neither refundable nor transferable for other purposes.

Examination fee is not refundable, unless:
  (i) in exceptional circumstances ; or
  (ii) exemption is granted for the relevant part of the Licensing Examination.

 

Warning/ Criminal Conviction/ Professional Misconduct

  • An applicant who has been convicted of any criminal offence or found guilty of professional misconduct (in Hong Kong or elsewhere) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Licentiate Committee may verify the truth of the information / documents provided by an applicant with the relevant authorities.
  • Any approval given on the basis of false declaration / information / documents provided by an applicant is null and void. All results in the Licensing Examination will also be revoked.
  • The following are criminal offences punishable with imprisonment, and will be reported to the police or the Independent Commission Against Corruption for prosecution:
 
  • making a false declaration;
  -    providing false information and/or using false documents in connection with an application;
  - offering any advantage (money or gift) to the staff of the Medical Council in connection with an application.
 

Appeal Procedures

Any appeal against the decision of the Licentiate Committee or its sub-committees should be made within 14 days of being notified of the decision, in accordance with the appeal procedures set out in Appendix III of the Guidance Notes to Applicants.

  • An applicant who has applied for a review or has appealed cannot take or apply to take the next Licensing Examination until after the review or appeal is concluded.
  • If an applicant applies for a review or makes an appeal after he submits an application for taking the next Licensing Examination, the latter application will be withheld from processing until after the review or appeal is concluded.