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About HKCFP > President’s Message

August 2015

I am delighted to share with you this great news. The College of Family Physicians Singapore has been recognized as a specialty within the Singapore Academy of Medicine since July 2015. The formation of the specialty of Family Medicine in the Singapore Academy of Medicine is a significant milestone in its development. Thanks to our Past President Dr. Donald Li in attending the inauguration of our sister College.



Nomination to FHKAM
The College has run vocational training programme for family doctors for over 20 years in accordance with the requirements of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. In order to align the comparable qualifications and training requirements in Family Medicine for doctors who have been trained locally and those who have been trained overseas, HKCFP has set up a working group to conduct a thorough review of the existing practice and elaborated on the details of comparable training since 2013.
After 2 years of hard work and with reference to international training standards, I am delighted to inform you that we have successfully aligned the comparable experience of the 6 years training requirement for nomination to HKAM fellow for Members and Fellows with HKCFP recognised intermediate qualifications such as FHKCFP, FRACGP, MRCGP, FRCGP, CCFP, FCFP, DABFP, FAAFP, MRNZCGP, FRNZCGP, and MICGP. This alignment has been approved by the Council of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in August 2015 allowing family doctors who have already acquired HKCFP recognised intermediate qualifications to be eligible for nomination as HKAM Fellows if they fulfill the prevailing training requirements.
I encourage all our College Members and Fellows who hold the abovementioned intermediate qualifications and would contemplate to become HKAM Fellows and to achieve the status of Specialist in Family Medicine to take note of these new developments and contact our Board of Vocational Training and Standards.
I have to thank Dr. Ruby Lee for heading the Working Group in the review and Dr. David Chao in presenting the case to the Education Committee, HKAM.
Lunch gathering with secretariat staff
You may have talked with our secretariat staff over the phone many times, but most of you haven't yet met them in person. To thank our staff for their unfailing support in the past year and their tremendous effort especially on the recent annual event s like HKPCC and Conferment Ceremony, the Executives had a lunch gathering with them on 3 July at Marriott Hotel.


Dr. Angus M W CHAN