- Basic Surgical Training
- Higher Surgical Training
- Clinical Attachment Programme for Examination Eligible Candidate
- Subspecialty Training in General Surgery
- Research Project
- Hospital Inspection
- Simulation Training
- Proctorship Programme for Basic Laparoscopic Surgery
- Regulations and Guideline
Interruption, Retrospective Recognition and Withdrawal of Training
Higher 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 Specialty Board & the Education & Examination Committee of CSHK 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 the interruption is pre-approved and the performance of training is up to the satisfaction of mentors.
Pre-approval from the Education & Examination Committee of CSHK is required if higher 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 Higher Surgical Training. Only under exceptional conditions (e.g. health, family or personal reasons), the interruption period can be longer than 6 months.
For any reasons of interruption of training, pre-approval is required. 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 Committee will constitute grounds for disqualification from the training programme. Trainees are required to start over their higher surgical training and re-apply for the Conjoint Selection Exercise, which is jointly organized by CSHK & Hospital Authority.
Trainees are allowed to have their training interrupted for the purpose of doing research study only when such application is pre-approved by the Education & Examination 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.
Such application is reviewed by the Education & Examination Committee of CSHK on case by case basis. The final decision is subject to the discretion of the Education & Examination Committee of CSHK.
CSHK will NOT accept application for retrospective recognition of local or overseas qualification. All applicants are required to enter the training programme in Hong Kong from Basic Surgical Training.
Trainees are required to write to the Censor-in-Chief of CSHK if they wish to withdraw from Higher Surgical Training.