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Nomination to FHKAM

Dear Fellows and Members,

In order to align the comparable qualifications and training requirements in Family Medicine for doctors who have been trained locally and/or overseas for nomination for election to Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (FHKAM), the College has conducted a review of the existing practice and elaborated on the details of the comparable training in Family Medicine for those who have already obtained HKCFP recognised intermediate qualifications according to the prevailing international standards. Intended candidates are required to be certified to have completed 6 years of comparable supervised training and passed the Exit Examination conducted by the College for the nomination for election to FHKAM.

College Fellows and Members with a recognised intermediate qualification who contemplate to become HKAM Fellows and to achieve the status of Specialist in Family Medicine are welcomed to submit the related supporting documents for our Board’s consideration of accreditation, and recommendation to sit for the Exit Examination. Please contact the College Secretariat Ms Carmen Tong / Ms Odelia Cheng / Ms Erica So at 2528 6618 or email to for the application forms and related information.

Eligibility of the applicant

Medical Practitioners fully registered with MCHK and with a recognised intermediate Family Medicine qualification as approved by HKCFP:

Qualifications Abbr
(1) Fellow of Hong Kong College of Family Physicians
Certification in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada 
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice 
Fellow of American Academy of Family Physicians 
Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada 
Fellow of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 
Fellow of Royal College of General Practitioners 
Fellow of Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 
Member of Irish College of General Practitioners 
Member of Royal College of General Practitioners 
Member of Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners  MRNZCGP

Requirement of 6 years comparable supervised training in Family Medicine

Pre-intermediate qualification Training (Comparable Basic training)

Specialty based training (other than Family Medicine):

At least 12 months to a maximum of 42 months

ii.  At least 2 specialties

iii.  Any one specialty of a minimum duration of 3 months up to a total of 24 months

iv.  Another specialty of a minimum duration of 3 months up to a total of 12 months

Community based Family Medicine training:

At least 6 months and up to 36 months

Competency Requirements:

Emergency Medicine


Post-intermediate qualification Training (Comparable Higher training)

24 – 36 months community based training