About the College
Dear Fellows and Members,
This is an immense pleasure and honor to be elected as the President of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. I am delighted and humble to be entrusted with the leadership and the enormous responsibility entailed. With support from the Council and all Fellows and Members, I have no doubt that the College would be ever-evolving and excelling in time.
Credits must go to my predecessors for their incessant efforts and selfless contributions which allow the College to grow from acorn to oak. Their wisdom was engraved in the College Vision long ago - “To be a global leader in surgical education and practice through international collaboration and sharing”. It lays the cornerstone of our work and still steers our way in the pursuit of such far-seeing ambition.
Constant advancement of knowledge and progress in surgery have always been our first and foremost mission. Although the existing framework of specialty training has been adopted for years with satisfying outcome, we have never been complacent, our desire for continuous improvements have never subsided. To keep ourselves in par with the international trend and with the hope to build a more comprehensive training spectrum for our Fellows, we have launched the first phase of establishing a new specialty. Though vast amount of time and manpower are expected for such formation, we anticipate that more resources and caseloads would be secured for better training outcome.
Another pinned task of the College on the list with paramount importance is to uphold our surgical standard. It is accomplished by refinement of the training curriculum to adapt our trainees to the volatile environment. The curriculum reform of our Basic Surgical Training was implemented in early 2019 and that for the Higher Surgical Training in now in the pipeline. With inputs from various Committees and reflections collected from our trainees, I believe that the new curriculum will better suit the needs of different stakeholders and equip our young surgeons in a more versatile manner.
With a growing reputation in the international arena, the College has gained more opportunities of international collaboration. This benefits our Fellows and Members with greater exposure and linkage across the border. We are grateful for the long lasting friendships with our current partners worldwide and would continue to expand our acquaintance in the global surgical community.
I am blessed to have stood on the shoulders of giants which grants me the chance to lead such a well-established body. But only if the unwavering support from all of you is attained shall we see and march further together. Modestly I would like to ask for your engagement and valuable comments to help scale the College to a new height.
Dr Heng-tat LEONG
The College of Surgeons of Hong Kong