HKUMed UG Prospectus 2022

Message From the Dean Professor Chak-sing Lau, BBS, JP Dean of Medicine HKUMed often features in the news for its world-leading research, of which all members of the Faculty, both students and staff, are very proud – our much-publicised work on COVID-19 is but one example of this. But we are equally proud of the outstanding quality of our education programmes. Education is our first priority at HKUMed – otherwise we would simply be a research institute – and we make continual efforts to ensure our students not only receive the highest quality education possible but feel supported throughout their time here. Across all our programmes – MBBS, BNurs, BChinMed, BPharm, BBiomedSc, BASc in Global Health and Development and BSc in Bioinformatics – students not only receive a top-notch professional education, but the skills to keep learning beyond graduation. Knowledge and technology are continually advancing and our task is to prepare you so you can acquire knowledge independently, distinguish what is important and apply that to patient care and research. You will most definitely have this capability when you leave HKUMed. We also ensure our students have access to state-of-science technologies and techniques, such as augmented and virtual reality, data analytics, simulated reality and, starting this year, hand-held ultrasound probes, which are being provided to all Specialty Clerks in the MBBS. Technology is increasingly central to healthcare and we want our students to be skilful in applying it in the field. A unique feature of education at HKUMed is our emphasis on enrichment. Careers in healthcare and research are demanding. Your years of study are a precious time when you can deepen your understanding of the world and gain new experiences. We provide enrichment options across our programmes and, most importantly, support in making the most of these. We also have programmes and people in place to support student well-being and help guide you through the many challenges and rewards of your studies. I include myself in this – my door is always open to students and I always respond to their calls be they in the form of an email or a social media message. Support also includes the physical infrastructure for studying. HKUMed is in the midst of a great physical expansion that will enhance all of our teaching and research activities. No. 3 Sassoon Road opened this year to house the School of Nursing and School of Chinese Medicine. We are also developing a state-of-the-art clinical skills training centre with simulation facilities and a student services centre at William M.W. Mong Building and a new Clinical Training and Amenities Centre, both of which will be completed within the next couple of years. When you join HKUMed, you are not only gaining an education, you are joining the HKUMed family. We have produced many leaders in medicine, government and other fields in Hong Kong and around the world. Our aim is to make all students, staff and alumni proud and happy members of the HKUMed family. I hope you will join us and become a part of our honourable legacy. 1