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Eligibility and Requirements

All candidates MUST be at the time of application for the Examination and at the time of the Conjoint Examination:

1. FULL OR ASSOCIATE members of BOTH HKCFP AND RACGP*
2. FULLY REGISTERED with the Hong Kong Medical Council*
(*Documentary evidence is required with the application – including a valid RACGP number.)

(Note : All candidates are required to renew their RACGP membership for the year 2017/2018 before 31 July 2017. Failure to comply with the rule may result in denial of admission to the Exam.) 

In addition, they must be EITHER CATEGORY I OR CATEGORY II CANDIDATES: -

  • CATEGORY I CANDIDATES are graduate doctors 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, both the two segments of which must be taken 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 2017, 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 2017, 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.)
  • CATEGORY II CANDIDATES are doctors who have been predominantly in general practice for not less than five years by 30 June 2017. 

    Category II candidates may opt to only sit for the Written Examination at the first and subsequent application.

    Enquiries about eligibility to sit the examination should be directed to the Chairman of the Board of Conjoint Examination.

    The eligibility of candidates of both categories is subject to the final approval of the Board of Conjoint Examination, HKCFP.

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

    Pre-requisite for Clinical Segments

    All candidates applying to sit for the Clinical Examination of the Conjoint Fellowship Examination MUST possess a CPR (Competence in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) certificate issued by the HKCFP. This validity of this certificate must span the time at which the application for the Examination is made AND the time of the Clinical Examination.

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