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Eligibility and Requirements

All candidates must be EITHER CATEGORY I OR CATEGORY II CANDIDATES: -

  • CATEGORY I CANDIDATES MUST be FULL or ASSOCIATE members of BOTH HKCFP AND RACGP* at the time of application for the Examination and at the time of the Conjoint Examination. (*Documentary evidence is required with the application – including a valid RACGP number. All candidates are required to have renewed their RACGP membership for the year 2024/2025 on or before 31 July 2024. Failure to comply with the above may result in denial of admission to the Examination.)

    CATEGORY I CANDIDATES are graduate doctors (FULLY OR LIMITED registered with the Hong Kong Medical Council) who are undergoing or have completed a fully approved vocational training programme as outlined in the College’s Handbook for Vocational Training in Family Medicine.

    After satisfactory completion of two years of approved training, Category I candidates or trainees may apply to sit the Written Examination. The two segments can be taken separately in any order, or at the same attempt. After satisfactory completion of four years of supervised training, Category I candidates may apply to sit the Clinical Examination.

    (Note: All Category I candidates who are current vocational trainees and apply to sit the Written Examination MUST submit evidence of completion of at least 15 months of approved training by 31 March 2024, together with the application. Those current vocational trainees who apply for the Clinical Examination MUST submit evidence of completion of at least 39 months of approved training by 31 March 2024, together with the application. Candidates who have already completed vocational training MUST submit evidence of completion of vocational training, together with the application.
    Part-time trainees MUST submit evidence of completion of their vocational training by the time of the Written Examination before they can apply to sit the examination.)

    Please Note:

    For Category I candidates who have enrolled in the vocational training program before 31 December 2018, they will remain entitled to be awarded FRACGP, provided all requirements for Fellowship are met. All other candidates are eligible to apply for the award of International Conjoint RACGP Fellowship (ICFRACGP).

    All successful candidates applying for the award of the RACGP Fellowship will be subject to the decision of the RACGP.)

  • CATEGORY II CANDIDATES are doctors who

    1. are FULLY registered with the Hong Kong Medical Council.
    2. have been predominantly in general practice in Hong Kong for not less than five years by 30 June 2024, provided
        that the experiences are within the most recent 10 years.
    3. must be FULL OR ASSOCIATE members of HKCFP at the time of application for the Examination and at the time
        of the Conjoint Examination.
    4. had enrolled and passed the Diploma in Family Medicine course organized by the HKCFP, or other equivalent
        subject to the approval of the Board of DFM, HKCFP.
    5. had fulfilled the CME/CPD requirements by obtaining both 30 CME points and 10 CPD points accredited by the
        HKCFP each in the two consecutive years by 30 June 2024.

    Please Note:

    Starting from 2024, Category II candidates who are eligible to sit for our college exam, will only be awarded FHKCFP upon passing the exam, provided all HKCFP Fellowship requirements are met.

    The eligibility of candidates of both Categories I and II is subject to the final approval of the Board of Conjoint Examination, HKCFP.

    Application will not be processed unless all the required documents are submitted with the application form with the appropriate fees.


    Pre-requisite for Clinical Segments

    All candidates applying to sit for the Clinical Examination of the Conjoint Fellowship Examination MUST possess a Advanced Primary Care Life Support (APCLS) certificate issued by the HKCFP. The validity of this certificate must cover the time of the Clinical Examination.

    Application will not be processed unless the pre-requisite is fulfilled.