Hong Kong promotes pathway in Sydney for non-locally trained doctors to practise in public healthcare institutions

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3rd June 2023 – (Hong Kong) A successful Recruitment Day for non-locally trained doctors was held in Sydney, Australia on 3rd June, promoting the latest pathway and registration arrangement for non-locally trained doctors to practise in Hong Kong. The event was organised by the Hospital Authority (HA), together with the Department of Health (DH) and the medical schools of the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, with support from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Sydney.

Over 200 medical students and medical practitioners participated in the event, where they learned about the working environment of public hospitals, training ladders, living arrangements, and other employment opportunities in Hong Kong. The Secretary for Health, Professor Lo Chung-mau, expressed his delight that the second overseas recruitment exercise was successfully held in Sydney, and stated that attracting talent is a key priority of the Hong Kong Government.

The Recruitment Day was an initiative to attract medical students and medical practitioners to serve in the HA, the DH, and the two medical schools in Hong Kong. The Government has also expanded the Talent List to cover 51 professions, including 13 professions under the healthcare services sector. The aim is to attract top talent worldwide to serve in public healthcare institutions in Hong Kong.

The Chief Executive of the HA, Dr Tony Ko, expressed his pleasure at being able to meet with medical students and medical practitioners in person and online in Australia. He introduced them to the working environment of public hospitals, training ladders, and living arrangements for employment in Hong Kong. The delegation received positive responses from the participants and looks forward to seeing them join the HA family soon.