Dear Members,

The next Exit Assessment of the College will be held on 20 June 2019 (Thursday). Attached please find an

Announcement, application form, FORM A and FORM B for your information. Members wishing to sit this Exit Assessment can send your completed applications to the College from now until 3 April 2019 (Wednesday).

Please be reminded to include FORM A (Record of Higher Training in Paediatrics) and FORM B (Checklist for Dissertations) in your submission. Both hard and soft copies of your dissertations should also be submitted.

1.For all trainees who started their basic paediatric training on or after 1 July 2009, a proof of completion of a formal Child Protection Course within their 6-year Paediatric Training Programme should be submitted along with the application.

2.Dissertations submitted for this Exit Assessment will be considered for the 2019 Best Dissertation Prize awarded by the College. Case reports will not be considered for the Prize.

Thank you for your kind attention.

College Secretariat

Safe Paediatric Sedation – Simulation Training for the Enhancement of Sedation of Children in Diagnosis and Therapeutic Procedures

This simulation training is jointly organized by the Hong Kong College of Anaethesiologists, the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians and the Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing.

It is held at the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital Simulation Training Centre (ChildSim) from February, 2019.

The training is based on the “Practice Recommendation for Sedation of Children in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures” of the Hospital Authority endorsed by the Coordinating Committees in Anaesthesiology and Paediatrics. It aims to provide knowledge and skills to ensure a safe environment for procedural sedation. It highlights important safety precautions with a key focus on the management of serious adverse events. It takes the format of web-based lectures and hands-on scenario-based simulation training. It is a half-day course for doctors and nurses involved in the sedation of children in diagnosis and therapeutic procedures.

This is a mandatory training course for basic trainees of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians who started their basic training on or after July 1, 2015. The training is to be arranged by the Chiefs of Service or Training Supervisors for paediatric trainees. A completion certificate is needed to apply for membership of the College. Nurses working the Hospital Authority need to apply through their Department Operation Manager. The others who are interested to join could write to Jacky, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Dear Associates

Attached please find a circular detailing the application procedures for the above exam. Application period is from 26 November 2018 to 18 December 2018. Relevant application forms and documents can be downloaded from the College website.

* Please note that a candidate declaration form will need to be completed and submitted with Application Form D.

Examination Fee

Payment should be made payable to Hong Kong College of Paediatricians.

Please note that candidates have a period of 7 years to complete the Clinical Examination from the date he/she passed all of the theory examinations. There is no limit to the number of attempts. If candidates are not able to pass the Clinical Examination within the seven years, he/she has to re-sit the Applied Knowledge in Practice Examination in order to take the Clinical Examination again.

Thank you for your kind attention.

College Secretariat


Dear Associates,

Please be informed that the next MRCPCH Foundation of Practice, Theory & Science (FOP TAS) Examination will be held on 13 February 2019. Candidates wishing to sit this exam in HK must apply both online using the RCPCH website ( ) AND submit paper applications to our College. Please study carefully the details of application as outlined in the attached circular.

Online Application period
21 November 2018 (Wed) – 5 December 2018 (Wed)

Examination Fee
FOP & TAS (both papers) HK$7,600
FOP only (single paper) HK$4,700
TAS only (single paper) HK$4,700

Payment should be made payable to Hong Kong College of Paediatricians.

Please note that we accept applications from both local and overseas candidates on a first-come, first-served basis, and the HK exam centre has a fixed number of seats. Once the maximum capacity is reached, we can no longer accept candidates.

You are therefore strongly advised to submit your online application ASAP.

Those candidates who have never taken an exam with the RCPCH and/or do not have an RCPCH number are advised to first register with the RCPCH well before the application period. A RCPCH number is needed in order to access the online application forms for exams.

There will be TWO FOP TAS exams held in HK each year starting from 2016, one in February, and another one in October.

Thank you for your attention.

College Secretariat


College Newsletter - October 2018

To:  All Fellows, Members and Associates of the College,

Attached please findthe new College Newsletter for your attention.

College Newsletter, October 2018

Best Regards,

College Secretary

Hong Kong College of Paediatricians


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