HKUMedUG2023-Full ebook

Greetings to prospective students of HKUMed. HKUMed has a long-standing history of nurturing future healthcare professionals both locally and internationally. Following our 135th anniversary celebration in 2022, we were named the number one medical school in Hong Kong by both QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2023. In the “Clinical and Health” subject ranking of the THE World University Rankings 2023, we achieved a new high by ranking 13th in the world. All these milestones have attested to the collective hard work and effort of our academic staff, clinicians, students, and alumni community at large; which in turn reassure the general public that HKUMed is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. Education & Programmes At HKUMed, students not only receive excellent professional education, but are also armed with the skills to keep learning beyond graduation. Our team at HKUMed work together harmoniously to support our student community and we are confident that students will benefit from the breadth and depth of the specialist skills available. A wide range of healthcare-related and professional programmes are offered at HKUMed, including MBBS, BNurs, BChinMed, BPharm, BBiomedSc, BASc(GHD), and BSc(Bioinformatics) programmes. These programmes train and produce skilled, confident, and caring individuals, who will serve our society and beyond in a variety of positions. Technology in Teaching & Learning As technology plays an increasingly central role in the healthcare industry, our students, particularly those in professional degree programmes, will have access to cutting-edge technologies and equipment for learning, such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and hand-held ultrasound probes, and they are obliged to be proficient in the application of this variety of technologies in the healthcare field. The worldwide impact and drastic transformation being brought by Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially since the launch of ChatGPT on higher education, are already palpable. In response, our students need to be prepared now more than ever to acquire knowledge independently. The fast-paced technological advancement also means that our students will have even more to learn from now on, and they will be expected to achieve the mastery of the literacy and application of upcoming scientific innovation, which may be under clinical development, in the commercial stage, or simply in the ideation phase or something beyond our imagination. The ability to inquire, research, and produce high-impact work will therefore be increasingly important – and our students will definitely develop and build up this capability when they leave HKUMed. With the ceaseless upgrade and introduction of new teaching facilities and technologies in a people-first environment; coupled with the maintenance of academic rigour and steadfast adherence to high standards in our programmes, I am confident in affirming that HKUMed is the right place for you to gain the best undergraduate experience. Message from the Dean Professor Chak-sing Lau, BBS, JP Dean of Medicine LKS Faculty of Medicine 01