Recruitment of Honorary Teachers
The Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care of the University of Hong Kong is actively recruiting primary care doctors who are prepared to take students into their practices for teaching purposes.
- As part of the Professionalism in Practice programme (PIP), each student will attach individually or in pairs to the same preceptor for one half-day session per year over the first three years of medical school. Through early attachment to a primary care doctor, students will focus on developing an understanding of what it means to be a doctor and how professionalism is practiced in real life. The dates of the attachment are flexible.
- During the Family Medicine Junior Clerkship – Family Practice Attachment (FPA), each student is required to spend some time attached to a family practice in the community. These attachments are on a one-to-one basis, and are scheduled at regular intervals throughout the academic year. Each family practice (FP) teacher will have a minimum of two students attached to his/her practice, for 2 halfday sessions during over a 9 week period.
Most doctors find that teaching medical students is a rewarding experience, and the satisfaction gained often more than compensates for the minor disruption to the practice. Those who volunteer to teach will be offered an honorary academic appointment at the University of Hong Kong, which is a quotable appointment. CME and CPD accreditation has been given to these teaching activities by the Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committee of the H.K.C.F.P. towards the award of the Certificate of Quality Assurance. Our honorary teachers are entitled to use our University facilities including the library, email access to the HKU portal and the sports club.
Fellows and members of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians are most eligible, and enquiries from other doctors would also be welcome. No previous experience is necessary - interest and motivation to pass on your expertise are much more important.
To apply for this great opportunity, please complete the Application Form, and return it with a copy of your curriculum vitae to our office.