• Trainer

    General Guidelines

    Minimum Criteria to Be Trainer


    General Guidelines

    1. Each accredited training centre/programme should have at least two full-time trainers.  A full-time trainer must have a full-time appointment of the institution.
    2. A surgeon who has contributed regular weekly sessions in a training centre is eligible for appointment as a College Trainer.  A trainer is expected to contribute in teaching activities of the respective specialty, such as operation, OPD, patient management and grand round, etc.
    3. A surgeon who has committed at least five sessions per week in a training centre can be appointed as a principal trainer, and can be counted towards the trainer to trainee ratio.  Two principal trainers may team up to monitor the training of a trainee.
    4. The work performed by a surgeon who cannot fulfill the minimum requirement of five sessions per week in a training centre can be regarded as an acceptable training material counted towards trainee logbooks.
    5. Applicants who wish to become a trainer must fulfill the minimum criteria set out by the College (please refer to the document Minimum Criteria to Become a Trainer).  A completed application form, the applicant’s C.V. and the relevant working schedule/timetable in a training centre must be submitted to the College through the institution for vetting by the respective Specialty Board and endorsement by the Education & Examination Committee and Council.
    6. It is the responsibility of an institution to report to the College concerning the appointment and resignation of a trainer from time to time for updating the College’s records.



    Minimum Criteria to Be Trainer

    Cardiothoracic Surgery

    1. Minimum 2 years after successfully completed the stipulated period of trainingandpassing the fellowship examination organized by the College or equivalent*.
    2. Actively practising in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
    3. Not a trainer in any other higher surgical training programmes of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.
    4. Actively involved in training.
    5. Two years of full-time practice**in Cardiothoracic Surgery immediately prior to application.


    General Surgery

    1. Minimum 2 years after successfully completed the stipulated period of training and passing the fellowship examination organized by the College or equivalent*.
    2. Actively practising in General Surgery.
    3. Not a trainer in any other higher surgical training programmes of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.
    4. Actively involved in training.
    5. Two years of full-time practice**in General Surgery immediately prior to application.


    Neurosurgery

    1. Minimum 2 years after successfully completed the stipulated period of training and passing the fellowship examination organized by the College or equivalent*.
    2. Actively practising in Neurosurgery.
    3. Not a trainer in any other higher surgical training programmes of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.
    4. Actively involved in training.
    5. Two years of full-time practice**in Neurosurgery immediately prior to application.


    Paediatric Surgery

    1. Minimum 2 years after successfully completed the stipulated period of training and passing the fellowship examination organized by the College or equivalent*.
    2. Actively practising in Paediatric Surgery.
    3. Not a trainer in any other higher surgical training programmes of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.
    4. Actively involved in training.
    5. Two years of full-time practice**in Paediatric Surgery immediately prior to application.


    Plastic Surgery

    1. Minimum 2 years after successfully completed the stipulated period of training and passing the fellowship examination organized by the College or equivalent*.
    2. Actively practising in Plastic Surgery.
    3. Not a trainer in any other higher surgical training programmes of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.
    4. Actively involved in training.
    5. Two years of full-time practice**in Plastic Surgery immediately prior to application.


    Urology

    1. Minimum 2 years after successfully completed the stipulated period of training and passing the fellowship examination organized by the College or equivalent*.
    2. Actively practising in Urology.
    3. Not a trainer in any other higher surgical training programmes of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.
    4. Actively involved in training.
    5. Two years of full-time practice**in Urology immediately prior to application.


    IMPORTANT NOTES:

    * Please refer to the following “Criteria for a Surgeon who does not possess the qualification of FHKAM(Surgery) to become a College Trainer”.
    ** Full-time practice = not less than 75% practice in the specialty.

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