CUHK Medical School

CUHK Medical School

The CUHK hosts one of the two medical schools in Hong Kong, the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong hosting the other medical program.

CUHK offers an array of programs including the 5-year double degree undergraduate medical course, a nursing degree, and other postgraduate research degrees. Graduates from the [ CUHK Medical School] are awarded the MBChB, the equivalent degree offered by HKU being the MBBS. Both are based on the United Kingdom model for medical degrees.

Hong Kong's Prince of Wales Hospital and other regional hospitals are affiliated with CUHK Medical School, with Prince of Wales Hospital being the faculty's teaching facility and its base of research.

*Here is a list of departments at the CUHK School of Medicine.
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The CUHK Faculty of Medicine admitted its first batch of medical students in 1981. United Christian and Kowloon Hospital was the teaching facility of the Faculty prior to the opening of the Prince of Wales Hospital in 1984. Intercalated Bachelor of Medical Science Degree was first introduced in 1989. The Bachelor of Pharmacy program was later introduced in 1992. The post-registration and undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing degrees were introduced in 1991 and 1995 respectively, and MPhil in Nursing was introduced in 1993. The department of Nursing was re-named as the Nethersole School of Nursing in 2002.

Highlights of Important Milestones

*1990: Introduced Hong Kong's first leg-lengthening with Ilizarov technique
*1991: Hong Kong's first paediatric bone marrow transplant
*1992: Established world's first comprehensive and multi-functional Skin Bank
*1992: Established Eye Bank
*1992: Hong Kong's first paediatric autologous stem cell transplant
*1994: Birth of Hong Kong's first baby from micromanipulation of human gametes (SUZI)
*1994: Conducted Hong Kong's first paediatric autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplant
*1996: Introduced deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson's disease
*1997: Discovered a new iso-alpha foetal protein (AFP) using isoelectric focusing for diagnosing early stage liver cancer
*1998: Conducted world's first endorectal pullthrough for total colonic aganglionosis in a neonate
*1998: Developed spectral karotyping (SKY) for cancer genetics
*1999: Performed world's first laparoscopic 95 per cent subtotal pancreatectomy in infancy


The first full-time Dean of Faculty of Medicine, Professor G. H. Choa, was appointed in 1977.

Currently, the Dean of Faculty of Medicine is Professor FOK, Tai Fai, MBBS (HK); DCH (Lond.); MD (CUHK); MRCP (UK), FRCPEd; FRCPCH; FHKAM (Paediatrics); FHKCPaed.

Affiliated Hospitals

* Prince of Wales Hospital

ee also

*The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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