Department of
Introduction Hepatobiliary
and Pancreatic
Breast Surgery,
Head and Neck
(Cluster Based)
Resident Training Program

Our surgical unit is a recognized training centre by the Hong Kong/Edinburgh and Hong Kong/Australasian system, providing both basic and advanced surgical trainings in various surgical specialties.

Basic surgical training

Basic surgical training consists of training of general surgery with emergency work, Orthopaedics with musculo-skeletal trauma and Accident & Emergency Medicine.  Basic surgical trainees in our department rotate through various surgical specialties, where they learn principles of surgical management and acquire basic surgical skills. The trainees will also spend a six-month elective rotation to either Orthopaedics or Accident and Emergency Medicine. There are opportunities to rotate to the surgical departments of other affiliated hospitals. During their basic training, they are also required to complete Basic Surgical Skill Course. They are also encouraged to take Advanced Trauma Life Support course or other equivalent course approved by the surgical board of Hong Kong College of Surgeons. Once the trainee has completed the basic training requirements and passed the conjoint intermediate examination (MRCSEd/MICBSC), he/she is eligible for entering the advanced surgical training programme.

Advanced surgical training

Our department is a recognized higher surgical training centre for general surgery and urology under the auspices of Surgery and Urology Boards of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong. . In advanced training for general surgery, trainees will rotate through Hepatobiliary surgery, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, and Breast surgery.  There are also opportunities to rotate to surgical departments of other affiliated hospitals. In advanced training for Urology, besides training of General Urology, Endourology and Uro-oncology in our unit, trainees are required to rotate to urology units of other hospital for Renal Transplantation, Paediatric Urology, Andrology & Infertility and Reconstructive Urology. Upon completion of advanced training and passing the conjoint exit examinations, the trainee will be recommended to the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine for election to fellowship, which in turn entitles him or her to register as a specialist in Hong Kong