The Academy of Medicine
The idea of introducing specialist registration in Hong Kong was first considered and studied by the Medical Council and various committees in the late 60s until the late 80s.
In October 1986, the Hong Kong Government established a Working Party on Postgraduate Medical Education and Training and the report published by the Working Party recommended that: "there should be a "Hong Kong Academy of Medicine" composed of Fellows accredited after completion of approved training and prescribed examinations"
In February 1990, the Hong Kong Government established the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Preparatory Committee and the Committee completed draft legislation then submitted it to the Executive and Legislation Councils in December 1991.
The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Ordinance (cap. 419) was passed by the Legislation Council on 25 June 1992. In October 1996 construction of the Academy Building at Wong Chuk Hang started and an occupation permit was obtained in June 1998. The 10-storey building is equipped with a multipurpose grand hall, an auditorium , a lecture theatre, 2 function rooms, and 7 meeting rooms. High-tech computer trunking and audio-visual equipment were installed for the medical training and conferences. There are also 13 examination rooms for College examinations.
The Academy of Medicine was officially inaugurated on 9 December 1993 with twelve Academy Colleges and two Faculties. Currently there are a total of fifteen Academy Colleges and 46 specialities.
Objectives of The Academy of Medicine