Announcement for Subspecialty of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine [PRM] Training Programme 2024

06/03/2024

Dear Fellows and Members of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians,   Re:  Subspecialty of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM) – Invitation for Enrollment of Training Programme (commencing from 2nd July 2024)   The Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM) is recognized as a Paediatric Subspecialty in the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians, it has been registered in the Specialist Register in The Medical Council of Hong Kong since May 2016. We are now calling for application enrollment of PRM trainees for Year 2024.   Please kindly find the files of Training Programme and Application Form for your attention.  Information is also available at the College website:  www.paediatrician.org.hk   Please be reminded that the training programme will commence from 2nd July 2024. The deadline for enrollment of the PRM Training Programme will be on 26th April 2024 (Friday), 5:00 pm.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.   Best regards,   Dr Kate Chan Honorary Secretary PRM Subspecialty Board (Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )   cc Dr Lam Shu Yan, Chairperson, PRM Subspecialty Board (Jun 2022 – May 2025)   c/o Stephanie Lai College Secretariat Hong Kong College of Paediatricians   Tel: (852) 2871 8842 Fax: (852) 2785 1850 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
 

MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice (Part II) Examination, 22 May 2024 (Wednesday)

28/02/2024

Dear Associates MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice (Part II) Examination, 22 May 2024 (Wednesday) Please be informed that the next MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice (AKP) Exam will be held in HK on 22 May 2024.  Candidates wishing to sit the above exam in HK please apply both online using the RCPCH website (https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/user) AND submit paper applications to our College.   Please study carefully the details of application as outlined in the attached circular. Application period 4 March 2024 (Mon) - 14 March 2024 (Thu) *for applications for online invigilation, closing date is 8 March 2024 (Friday)   Examination Fee HK$8,800 Payment should be made payable to Hong Kong College of Paediatricians. Attached please find an Application Form C for your use.    Options for sitting this exam At your own home or workplace with online invigilation (pls refer to online invigilation quick guide attached) Note: Please note that there will NOT be any test centre option for this diet of exam.    Remarks: 1. All theory exams have been moved to computer-based testing since January 2015. Please refer to the RCPCH website for more CBT information: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/theory-exams-mrcpch-dch-how-apply 2. Sample examination questions are available on the RCPCH website for candidates viewing.  Candidates sitting for CBT exams are strongly advised to study these sample questions at this link (https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/theory-exam-sample-papers). 3. Candidates can sit the MRCPCH theory exams in any order, and are allowed to take the Applied Knowledge in Practice Exam as their first MRCPCH theory exam. 4. Those candidates who have never taken an exam with the RCPCH and/or do not have an RCPCH number are advised to first register for an exam account with the RCPCH any time before the application period (preferably 10 working days before the application period opens).  You do not need to wait until a specific examination opens to apply for an RCPCH online account.  You are not able to apply for any exams online until your registration for an exam account is accepted. 5. For details of online application procedures, please refer to the Guidance Notes for HK candidates attached. Thank you for your kind attention. College Secretariat Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
 

Application for accreditation of the proposed Subspecialty of Paediatric Cardiology (PC) - Open consultation

08/02/2024

Proposed Subspecialty of Paediatric Cardiology (PC) - Open consultation   Consultation Period: 14 February to 13 May, 2024   To:  All Fellows, Members and Associates of the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians Please read this IMPORTANT announcement about the application for accreditation of the proposed Subspecialty of Paediatric Cardiology (PC). As you are no doubt aware, our College is responsible for ensuring the standards and progress of paediatric subspecialty development in Hong Kong.  In order to ensure that we maintain the highest standards possible for any subspecialty accredited by our College, we strictly follow all pre-requisite criteria set by the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and our College.  The relevant application procedures are available on our College’s website (http://www.paediatrician.org.hk) under the section on “Subspecialties”. So far, seven paediatric subspecialty groups have applied for accreditation and have become accredited subspecialties under our College, i.e., Paediatric Immunology and Infectious Diseases (PIAID), Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics (DBP), Paediatric Neurology (PN), Paediatric Respiratory Medicine (PRM), Paediatric Endocrinology (PE), Genetic & Genomics (Paediatrics) and Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (PHO). We now announce that our College has received an application for accreditation of the proposed Subspecialty of Paediatric Cardiology (PC). In order to facilitate open consultation on the accreditation of Paediatric Cardiology as a paediatric subspecialty, our College has uploaded the application documents (i.e., application forms, proposed training programme, and supporting letters from external referees) to our College website for your information and review. Please follow the link below to access the section on the proposed Subspecialty of Paediatric Cardiology (PC) https://www.paediatrician.org.hk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=554&catid=2&Itemid=26 OR http://www.paediatrician.org.hk →Subspecialties → Paediatric Cardiology A full set of the documents is also kept at the College Secretariat at Room 801, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Jockey Club Building and interested Fellows can request to examine them during office hours from Monday to Friday. As part of the open consultation process, ALL Fellows, Members and Associates are encouraged to send us any comments on this application.  This is an important step in the future development of paediatric services and may substantially affect current paediatric practice and services in both private and public sectors throughout Hong Kong. Please send in your comments on this application on or before 13 May 2024 (Monday). Our College will determine whether to proceed with the formal accreditation process based on the initial evaluation by the Committee for Subspecialty Boards and any comments from this open consultation process. Best regards, Dr Frankie ChengHonorary SecretaryCommittee for Subspecialty Boards c/o Stephanie LaiAdministrative Officer IHong Kong College of Paediatricians Tel: (852) 2871 8769Fax: (852) 2785 1850Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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2024 Paediatric Update No.1

2024 Paediatric Update No.1

15/01/2024

Dear Fellows, Members and Associates, I am very pleased to announce the first Paediatric Update by the College this year on 2 March 2024 (Saturday) 2 pm at M Ground Lecture Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Kowloon. The title is "Rashes in Children". We have invited five experts to give us talks on different rashes. The talks will be enriched with a lot of illustrated examples. It will be a great refresher, not only for the MRCPCH clinical exam but also for our daily work. Please refer to the attached poster for details of the speakers and the topics.  I cordially invite you to come and would look forward to seeing you at the event.   Yours sincerely, S P Wu Vice President
 

MRCPCH FOP Exam Preparation Online Workshop

11/01/2024

Dear all The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is going to organize an online workshop of the MRCPCH Foundation of Practice (FOP) examination to its overseas candidates. Please check the below details and links to enroll for the workshop. MRCPCH/DCH FOP exam preparation for overseas candidates - online workshop Date: 25 January 2024 (Thu) Time: 8:30 am - 11:20 am (London Time) // 4:30 pm - 7:20 pm (Hong Kong Time) Format: Online through Zoom Fee: £55(pay to RCPCH directly) Enrollment: Please click here to check more details and finish the enrollment Note that spaces are limited, and a workshop fee of £55 will be charged by RCPCH. Payment will be done on RCPCH’s online system. Hong Kong College of Paediatricians will NOT be collecting any fees on behalf of RCPCH for this online workshop.  Thank you for your attention.  College Secretariat Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
 

Dates of College Examinations in 2024

28/12/2023

Dear Associate and Members,  Please be informed that the next batch of examinations will be held on the days stated below.  Kindly note that these dates may be subject to change. Please visit the College website to check for the latest examination announcement nearer the time.       Examination  Date Applicationopening date Applicationclosing date Announcement MRCPCH Foundation of Practice, Theory and Science (formerly Part IA and IB) 21 February 2024 (Wed)[online invigilation only] 4 Dec 2023  8 Dec 2023  Announcement   26 June 2024 (Wed) 8 Apr 2024  12 Apr 2024     16 October 2024 (Wed)  5 Aug 2024  9 Aug 2024   MRCPCH Applied Knowledge in Practice (formerly Part II Written) 24 Jan 2024 (Wed) [Online invigilation only] 6 Nov 2023 10 Nov 2023 Announcement   22 May 2024 (Wed)  4 Mar 2024  8 Mar 2024     18 September 2024 (Wed) 1 Jul 2024  5 Jul 2024   MRCPCH Clinical 12-13 Mar 2024 (Tue-Wed) 27 Nov 2023 8 Dec 2023  Announcement   15-16 Oct 2024 (Tue-Wed) 18 Jul 2024 2 Aug 2024   DCH Clinical There will be no DCH Clinical Exam in 2024 in Hong Kong, candidates planning to sit the exam can apply via the UK application portal: DCH Clinical exam - how to apply       Exit Assessment 18 June 2024 (Tue) 25 Mar 2024 24 Apr 2024     19 Dec 2024 (Thu) late Aug/early Sep 2024 late Sep/early Oct 2024         Examination Committee    
 

MRCPCH FOP & TAS Examination (Part I), 21 February 2024 (Wednesday)

01/12/2023

MRCPCH FOP & TAS Examination (Part I), 21 February 2024 (Wednesday)   The MRCPCH FOP & TAS examination will be held on 21 February 2024 (Wednesday).  The application will be opened from 4 Dec to 8 Dec.  Candidates wishing to sit the above exam in HK please apply both online using the RCPCH website ( https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/user ) AND submit paper applications to our College.  Please study carefully the details of application as outlined in the attached circular.  Application period 4 Dec to 8 Dec  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.  Attached please find an Application Form B for your use.    Options for sitting this exam 1.At your own home or workplace online invigilation (pls refer to online invigilation quick guide attached) Remarks: Please note that there will NOT be any test centre option for this diet of exam.  Remarks: 1.  All theory exams have been moved to computer-based testing since January 2015. Please refer to the RCPCH website for more CBT information: https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/theory-exams-mrcpch-dch-how-apply   2.  Sample examination questions are available on the RCPCH website for candidates viewing. Candidates sitting for CBT exams are strongly advised to study these sample questions at this link(https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/theory-exam-sample-papers).   3.  Candidates can sit the MRCPCH theory exams in any order, and are allowed to take the Applied Knowledge in Practice Exam as their first MRCPCH theory exam.   4.Those candidates who have never taken an exam with the RCPCH and/or do not have an RCPCH number are advised to register(preferably 10 working days before the application period opens).  You do not need to wait until a specific examination opens to apply for an RCPCH online account.  You are not able to apply for any exams online until your registrationfor an exam account is accepted.   5.For details of online application procedures, please refer to Guidance Notes for HK candidates attached.           Thank you for your attendion.   College Secretariat Hong Kong College of Paediatricians
 

MRCPCH Clinical Examination, 12-13 March 2024 (Tuesday to Wednesday)

15/11/2023

  Dear Associates Attached please find a circular detailing the application procedures for the above exam. Application period starts from 27 November 2023 (Mon) to 8 December 2023 (Fri). Please fill in relevant application forms and submit to College Secretariat with cheque before the deadline.  * Please note that a candidate declaration form will need to be completed and submitted with Application Form D. Examination Fee HK$16,600 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
 

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