US physician moving to HK

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Hello,

I'm a pediatrician from the US and am possibly making the move to HK with my husband for his work.

Anyone know what the licensing process is for a US board certified pediatrician? I've read various conflicting data.

Thanks!

Try HK Paediatric Society?

Sorry, no idea on this, maybe the local paediatric society can help you? http://www.medicine.org.hk/hkps/home.htm

MrB

Go to the forms at

Go to the forms at http://www.info.gov.hk/dh/forms/professi/index.htm#medical.

I think you may have to take a licensing exam,You can find out more from the Medical Council of Hong Kong.

If you want to work as a

If you want to work as a clinican....

ANY person qualified from the USA will have to undergo the licensing exam. After that, you have to spend at least a year as an intern in the public healthcare system for full registration. Only then can you practice as a doctor in HK.

The only exception is to find a University post. These have special exemptions so you can occupy an academic post, and practice as a clinician. However, you can only do private work under the University and I believe the fees generated would go to the department's academic fund rather than your own pocket!

On the other hand, if you want to work but not as a clinician e.g. medical writer, there shouldn't be a problem. You just have to get the appropriate working visa.