• Interruption, Retrospective Recognition and Withdrawal of Training

    Interruption of Training

    Retrospective Recognition of Local Training & Overseas Qualification

    Withdrawal from Basic Surgical Training



    INTERRUPTION OF TRAINING

    Basic Surgical Training may be interrupted for rotating to a non-recognized training center or other reasons for a maximum of 6 months. Trainees may apply for interruption from the continuous training programmes for a maximum of 6 months provided that pre-approval from the respective Surgical College & the Accreditation Committee of the HKICBSC was obtained beforehand.

    Interruption of training longer than 1 month out of 6-month rotation can be granted only if trainees can provide good reasons such as sick leave, etc. Under such circumstances, the actual period of satisfactory training within that 6-month assessment can be counted provided that the interruption is pre-approved and the performance of training is up to the satisfaction of mentors.

    Pre-approval from the respective Surgical College and the Accreditation Committee of HKICBSC is required if basic training is interrupted for more than 1 month. Trainees will be required to compensate the stipulated training requirements if there is more than 1 month discontinuity of Basic Surgical Training. Only under exceptional conditions (e.g. health, family or personal reasons), the interruption period can be longer than 6 months.

    Trainees with pre-approved interruption of training longer than 1 year are not only required to make up the deficit but also do remedial training in additional to their normal period of training programme. However, for those who fail to obtain pre-approval from the Accreditation Committee will constitute grounds for disqualification from the training programme.

    For any reasons of interruption of training, pre-approval is required. According to the Regulations of MHKICBSC Examination, all basic trainees are required to complete all Parts of the MHKICBSC Examination within a maximum period of 4 years counting from the first day of basic training. Thus, the interrupted period can be exempted from this 4-year limit only under the condition that the interruption of training has been pre-approved.

    If trainees did not obtain prior approval from the respective Colleges & the Accreditation Committee for their interruption of training, its interrupted period will, therefore, be included in the 4-year limit. HKICBSC does not take any responsibility if any trainees are disqualified from sitting for MHKICBSC Examination under such circumstances. Trainees may also constitute grounds for disqualification of the basic training programme if they did not seek prior approval for their interruption of training.

    Trainees are allowed to have their training interrupted for the purpose of doing research study only when such application is pre-approved by the Accreditation Committee and the length of interruption is up to 1 year.

    Trainees are not allowed to have their training interrupted within 6 months prior to examination.

    Application is reviewed by the Accreditation Committee of HKICBSC on case by case basis. The final decision is subject to the discretion of the Accreditation Committee of HKICBSC.


     

    RETROSPECTIVE RECOGNITION OF LOCAL TRAINING & OVERSEAS QUALIFICATION

    For local trainees:

    HKICBSC will NOT accept any retrospective recognition of training experience obtained in Hong Kong since HKICBSC is not able to validate the exact nature of its past experience. Only training experience registered under HKICBSC will be retrospectively recognized on case by case basis by the Accreditation Committee.

    Overseas training without prior approval in writing from the Chairman of the Accreditation Committee of HKICBSC will NOT be recognized by HKICBSC.

    The final decision is subject to the discretion of the Accreditation Committee.

    For holders of overseas qualifications:

    Such application is reviewed by the Accreditation Committee of HKICBSC on case by case basis. Applicants are required to provide the following documentation to the Accreditation Committee for consideration:

    · Letter(s) of support from the respective training supervisor(s) of their previous training unit(s)

    · Satisfactory assessment documentation for the previous completed training

    · Other relevant qualification(if any)

    Overseas qualification will only be recognized for a maximum of 1 year. Applicants must state specifically the exact period of previous overseas training intended for retrospective recognition in the application.

    Application will be considered only if the previous overseas training was satisfactorily completed within 36 months counting from the commencement date of Basic Surgical Training in Hong Kong. The application for retrospective recognition must be received within one month of the commencement date of Basic Surgical Training in Hong Kong. Should the overseas training experience was obtained more than 3 years before the date of application, such application will NOT be accepted.

    The final decision is subject to the discretion of the Accreditation Committee.

    WITHDRAWAL FROM BASIC SURGICAL TRAINING

    Trainees are required to write to the Chairman of the Accreditation Committee if they wish to withdraw from basic training of HKICBSC.

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