Faculties of Medicines in Hong Kong

Faculties of Medicines in Hong Kong

Before the handover of Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China in 1997, medical education in this former British colony traditionally and exclusively followed the path of western medicine. Faculties of Medicine were modelled after those in the United Kingdom, and only doctors trained in western medicine were considered "formal" and "reliable." Chinese medicine practitioners had no formal status at that time. However, after the return of the territory to China, the practice of traditional Chinese medicine was legalized and schools of Chinese Medicine were set up within some of the government funded tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. The first school of its kind, the School of Chinese Medicine at Hong Kong Baptist University, was established in 1998. Currently, there are two faculties with academic programmes in western medicine and three schools of Chinese Medicine in the city.

Western Medicine

There are two schools that teach Western Medicine in Hong Kong, namely, the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong and the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The medium of instruction is English.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

There are three public, government funded schools of Traditional Chinese Medicine / Pharmacy in Hong Kong, including the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist University, the School of Chinese Medicine at the University of Hong Kong, and the School of Chinese Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

References

* Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS). Programme Information: List of Programmes by Programme Codes. 7 Dec. 2006.

See also

* Higher education in Hong Kong
* Medical education in Hong Kong
* Medical education
* Medical school

External links

* [http://www.hku.hk/facmed/index.html Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong]
* [http://www.med.cuhk.edu.hk/v6/ Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong]
* [http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~scm/index/chi/index_1.html School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University]
* [http://www3.hku.hk/chinmed/2005/Chinese/index.php School of Chinese Medicine, the University of Hong Kong]
* [http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/scm/ School of Chinese Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong]


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