• Training Requirements for Higher Surgical Training

    Training Requirements

    Rotational Requirements



    TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

    Trainees in Higher Surgical Training will follow a structured programme of training and assessment laid down by CSHK. There are six specialties in Surgery, which CSHK recognizes to be so distinct and independent of each other in terms of training that independent training programmes are recommended. These specialties are:

    · Cardiothoracic Surgery

    · General Surgery

    · Neurosurgery

    · Paediatric Surgery

    · Plastic Surgery

    · Urology


    All six specialties in Surgery have the same basic surgical training in Surgery and its related specialties for at least 2 years. At the end of the basic training, trainees have to pass the MHKICBSC Examination in Hong Kong before entry into Higher Surgical Training which can be one of the following:

    · Cardiothoracic Surgery

    Training Duration : 5 years

    Trainees can take the Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh after the completion of 45 months of accredited higher training, but they must complete 5 years of training.

    · General Surgery

    Training Duration : 4 years

    Trainees can take the Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh after the completion of 3.5 years of accredited higher training, but they must complete 4 years of training.

    · Neurosurgery

    Training Duration : 5 years

    Trainees can take the Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh after the completion of 45 months of accredited higher training, but they must complete 4 years of training.

    · Paediatric Surgery

    Training Duration : 4 years

    Trainees can take the Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh after the completion of 3.5 years of accredited higher training, but they must complete 4 years of training.

    · Plastic Surgery

    Training Duration : 4 years

    Trainees can take the Fellowship Examination conducted by the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong after the completion of 3.5 years of accredited higher training, but they must complete 4 years of training.

    · Urology

    Training Duration : 4 years

    Trainees can take the Joint Specialty Fellowship Examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh after the completion of 3.5 years of accredited higher training, but they must complete 4 years of training.



    ROTATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    Trainees are required to meet the following rotational requirements prescribed by the respective Specialty during their higher surgical training:

    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    (1) All trainees should be rotated out of their parent training centre for a minimum of one year out of the required training period.

    (2) Unless otherwise specified, the minimum period of each rotation out of the parent centre should be 6 months.

    (3) All trainees working in their parent training centre should be rotated between different trainers every 6 monthly.

    (4) Each trainee should be exposed to at least 4 different trainers in the higher surgical training.

    General Surgery

    (1) All trainees should be rotated out of their parent training centre for a minimum of one year out of the required training period.

    (2) Unless otherwise specified, the minimum period of each rotation out of the parent centre should be 6 months.

    (3) All trainees working in their parent training centre should be rotated between different trainers every 6 monthly.

    (4) Each trainee should be exposed to at least 4 different trainers in the higher surgical training.

    Neurosurgery

    (1) All trainees should be rotated out of their parent training centre for a minimum of one year out of the required training period.

    (2) Unless otherwise specified, the minimum period of each rotation out of the parent centre should be 6 months.

    (3) All trainees working in their parent training centre should be rotated between different trainers every 6 monthly.

    (4) Each trainee should be exposed to at least 4 different trainers in the higher surgical training.

    Paediatric Surgery

    (1) All trainees should be rotated out of their parent training centre for a minimum of one year out of the required training period.

    (2) Unless otherwise specified, the minimum period of each rotation out of the parent centre should be 6 months.

    (3) All trainees working in their parent training centre should be rotated between different trainers every 6 monthly.

    (4) Each trainee should be exposed to at least 4 different trainers in the higher surgical training.

    Plastic Surgery

    (1) All trainees should be rotated out of their parent training centre for a minimum of one year out of the required training period.

    (2) Unless otherwise specified, the minimum period of each rotation out of the parent centre should be 6 months.

    (3) All trainees working in their parent training centre should be rotated between different trainers every 6 monthly.

    (4) Each trainee should be exposed to at least 4 different trainers in the higher surgical training.

    (5) Each trainee should be exposed to a mandatory 3 months hand surgery rotation.

    (6) Each trainee should be exposed to a 12-session attachment on cosmetic surgery in the fourth year of higher surgical training.

    Urology

    (1) All trainees should be rotated out of their parent training centre for a minimum of one year out of the required training period.

    (2) Unless otherwise specified, the minimum period of each rotation out of the parent centre should be 6 months.

    (3) All trainees working in their parent training centre should be rotated between different trainers every 6 monthly.

    (4) Each trainee should be exposed to at least 4 different trainers in the higher surgical training.

    (5) Each trainee should not exceed 2 years of training in succession in any one centre.

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