Formal Accreditation of Monash University Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Registrar of Medical Practitioners announced on Wednesday 27 April 2022, Monash University’s Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) has been formally recognised by the Special Registration Committee (SRC) in Hong Kong.

Monash medical graduates will now be able to undertake the Licensing Examination of the Medical Council of Hong Kong (MCHK) and apply for special registration to practise in public healthcare institutions in Hong Kong, subject to their fulfilment of relevant criteria. Importantly, they’ll also be able to obtain full registration after meeting the requirements applicable to all special registration doctors.

Justin Lee grew up in Hong Kong and is a current second-year medical student at Monash University. He’s always loved to volunteer and values seeing the positive impacts that doctors can have on people through their unique connections to local communities. Life experience and volunteering brought about his awareness of inequalities in community care and Justin was compelled to do something about it. This is what led him to pursue medicine as a career. He chose Monash University because of its internationally recognised medical program, “the curriculum provided ample opportunities for me to participate in community outreach programs and I enjoy interpersonal interactions in both clinical and community settings.”

For students like Justin, who wish to return to Hong Kong after completion of their Monash medical degree, the process has been streamlined. They now have the option to take the Medical Licensing Examination of Hong Kong straight after they graduate. This accreditation gives students added flexibility and security should they decide not to pursue a medical career in Australia.

Justin’s plan after graduation is to prepare for the Medical Licensing Examination, while undertaking his internship here in Melbourne. Upon successfully passing the examination, he’ll return to Hong Kong and work in a local hospital, and will continue his specialty training there.

“Monash has given me the opportunity to broaden my horizons by allowing me to see how another medical system tackles the same health challenges that all communities face using different concepts, methods and approaches.”

Monash University School of Medicine is deeply honoured to have received this accreditation and is grateful to be a part of this pathway for our graduates.

Read The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s full press release for further details.