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Supplementary Examination 2018



Introduction of Exit Examination of Vocational Training in Family Medicine

Overview

The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine requires that all specialist training programmes including that of family medicine to be of at least six years in duration with an intermediate examination and an exit examination. A registered practitioner must have completed six years of vocational training in family medicine of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians and passed both the intermediate examination and the exit examination before he/she eligible for election to Fellowship Examination is the intermediate examination and the Exit Examination of Vocational Training is the exit examination of the vocational training programme in family medicine of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians.

Examination Formats and Contents

The aim of the Exit Examination of Vocational Training in Family Medicine of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians is to test if candidates have achieved the objectives at the required standards at the end of their family medicine training.
Starting from 2013 Full Exit Examination onwards, the Exit Examination will include the Research Report as an alternative segment to the Clinical Audit Report.


1. The Clinical Audit Report assesses the candidate's knowledge, skills and attitudes in critical appraisal of information, self-audit, quality assurance and continuous professional improvement.

OR

2. The Research Report *assesses the candidate's ability to conduct a research project which includes: performing a literature search and defining a research question, selecting the most appropriate methodology to answer the research question, performing appropriate analysis and interpreting the results with a discussion and conclusion.

AND

3. The Practice Assessment assesses the candidate's knowledge, application of skills and ability to organize and manage an independent family medicine practice.

** A assessment format of Part E (Investigations) in Practice Assessment Segment will be REFORMED from year 2017 onwards. Please refer to the Exam Guidelines for further details.

AND

4. The Consultation Skills Assessment assesses the candidate's knowledge, skills and attitude in communication, problem solving, working with families and management in different types of family medicine consultations.


The details of the format and examination criteria of each segment are described below.

All examination materials will be destroyed after completion of examination.


*The Research Report is an alternative option to the Clinical Audit Report starting from 2013 Full Examination onwards. New Candidate is required to choose EITHER Clinical Audit Segment OR Research Segment for assessment.

** The Practice Assessment will be carried out on site at the candidate's practice on any days during the specified periods. It will be assessed independently by at least two examiners appointed by the Specialty Board. The details of the format and examination criteria of each segment are described below.


Criteria for a Pass in the Exit Examination

A candidate must score a minimum of 65% in each of the three segments to pass the whole Exit Examination.
Each successful segment of the Exit Examination can be retained for a maximum of FIVE years if a score of ≥65% is achieved in that segment.


Unsuccessful segments can be retaken in subsequent supplementary or full Exit Examination.
A candidate must pass all the three segments before being certified overall pass in the Exit Examination.


All examination materials, being properties of the Specialty Board, will be destroyed after completion of the examination process (including quality assurance and examiners standardisation).


Examination Fee

All fees paid are neither refundable nor trasferable.


Important Dates

Supplementary Examination 2018

Re-attempt candidate:

Deadline of Exit Examination application: 2 May 2018

Deadline of submission of required attachment(s) for Practice Assessment Segment:

12 June 2018
(2 May to 12 June 2018 Inclusive)
Deadline of Clinical Audit Report / Research Report submission: 10 August 2018
Examination periods for Practice Assessment and Consultation Skills Assessment: 3 July to 21 September 2018

Downloads
Guidelines_2018_Supplementary.pdf
2018_Supplementary_Exit_Exam_Application_Form.doc 
Introduction for 2019/20 Exit Examination on 10 April 2018

CA Segment
CA_Certification by Clinical Supervisor.pdf
Handout of CA Preparatory Workshop on 10 April 2018

Research Segment
Research_Certification by Clinical Supervisors or Mentors.pdf
Handout of Research Preparatory Workshop on 10 April 2018
Handout of Research Preparatory Workshop_Supplementary materials for candidates

PA Segment
List of Attachments 2018F.pdf
Practice Management Package Appendixes.pdf
Practice Management Package Rating Form (Version April 2018).pdf
Handout of PA Preparatory Workshop on 10 April 2018

CSA Segment
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Handout of CSA Preparatory Workshop on 10 April 2018

Handouts of Pre-Exit Exam Workshop for 2018 Exit Exam 
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Introduction

Clinical Audit Segment

Research Segment (Part 1)

Research Segment (Supplementary)

Practice Assessment Segment

Consultation Skills Assessment Segment