- 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
Retrospective Recognition of Local Training & Overseas Qualification
Withdrawal from Basic Surgical Training
Higher Surgical Training may be interrupted for rotation to a non-recognized training centre or for other reasons. It is the responsibility of trainee to note the following scenarios and the need for pre-approval from the respective Specialty Board & the Education & Examination Committee of CSHK.
Conditions of interruption of training:
- Less than 30 calendar days out of a 6-month training period
Trainees are allowed to have their training interrupted without pre-approval if the period is less than 30 calendar days out of a 6-month training period. The 6-month training period will be counted provided that the performance of training during the 6-month training is up to the satisfaction of mentors. Trainees are NOT required to compensate the stipulated training requirements and no remedial training is required.
- More than 30 calendar days out of a 6-month training period
Trainees are required to obtain pre-approval from Specialty Board & the Education & Examination Committee of CSHK if their discontinuity of training is more than 30 calendar days. Such interruption can only be granted for good reasons like sick leave or maternity leave. Within that 6-month period, the months of training undertaken can only be counted if trainees provide satisfactory assessment documentations. Trainees are required to compensate the stipulated training requirements. Remedial training is not required.
- More than 12 months
Trainees are required to obtain pre-approval from Specialty Board & the Education & Examination Committee of CSHK. They need to make up for the deficit and take remedial training in addition to their normal period of training.
- Research/Higher Degree
Trainees are required to obtain pre-approval from Specialty Board & the Education & Examination Committee of CSHK before they are allowed to have their training interrupted for a maximum of 12 months for the purpose of doing research.
For those who fail to obtain pre-approval from the Committee, it will constitute grounds for disqualification from the training programme. They are required to start over their higher surgical training and re-apply for the Conjoint Selection Exercise jointly organized by CSHK & Hospital Authority.
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.
RETROSPECTIVE RECOGNITION OF LOCAL TRAINING & OVERSEAS QUALIFICATION
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.
WITHDRAWAL FROM HIGHER SURGICAL TRAINING
Trainees are required to write to the Censor-in-Chief of CSHK if they wish to withdraw from Higher Surgical Training.