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 15 October 2018 to
16 November 2018
5 and 6 March 2019
Part II Proficiency Test in Medical English 15 October 2018 to
16 November 2018
4 March 2019
Part III Clinical Examination 15 March 2019 to
29 March 2019
2 weeks from late May to early June 2019


  Examination Application Period Examination Date (Tentative)
Part I Examination in Professional Knowledge 15 April 2019 to
15 May 2019
3 and 4 September 2019
Part II Proficiency Test in Medical English 15 April 2019 to
15 May 2019
2 September 2019
Part III Clinical Examination 16 September 2019 to
30 September 2019

Obstetrics & Gynaecology - 19 November 2019

Medicine - 23 & 24 November 2019

Paediatrics - 26 & 27 November 2019

Surgery - 30 November 2019





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 1 – 'Registration as Candidate'
  - Old/re-sit applicants: Form 2 – 'Application to Take Licensing Examination'

Application forms can also be obtained from the Licentiate Committee Secretariat (4/F., Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building, 99 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen).

New applicants:
  Submit Form 1 (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:
  Submit Form 2 (original)
  Pay application fee and submit proof of payment. Examination fee to be paid upon notification.

Complete the application form clearly in BLOCK letters. Incomplete or illegible applications will not be processed. Insert ✔ 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.

 

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 1.) Please refer to Guidelines 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
  - 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 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 (such as absence due to sickness or inclement weather on the examination day); 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 with the relevant authorities the truth of the information and documents provided.
  • Any approval given on the basis of false information 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 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.