Programme Introduction

Pursue a career in Medicine

HKU’s MBBS curriculum sets out to create doctors who are committed to lifelong learning. Across six years of study, you will be inspired to explore and deliver effective, humane, and ethical care as a highly skilled medical professional ready to tackle the health challenges of today and tomorrow.

Future doctors

Go beyond traditional medical training to engage in a holistic, innovative approach to the advancement of human health.

Chart your course

Spend a year enriching your knowledge with hands-on experiences locally and abroad.

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What You’ll Study

Over twelve semesters, you will focus on four key areas of learning. You will build a thorough understanding of human biology in stages of health and disease. The programme will also equip you with the skills demanded of medical professionals, including diagnostic abilities, problem-solving skills, effective communication, and clinical management. You will take a broader look at the medical profession and explore population health, health services, economics, and policy. Finally, your degree will explore medical ethics, professional attitude, and behaviour.

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Exciting Opportunities

Your entire third year is a personalised enrichment year designed to enhance your total learning experience and whole-person development. You will have free reign to plan and execute your own learning journey in Hong Kong or abroad. Test your theories in the real world through research projects, overseas exchange placements, humanitarian work, community service projects, and elective programmes.

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Professional Recognition

HKU’s MBBS degree is recognised as a primary qualification by the Medical Council of Hong Kong.

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Career Prospects

Following graduation, you will be required to complete a one-year residency in a public hospital before registering as a licensed doctor in Hong Kong. Your medical training will enable you to pursue a variety of exciting career options in public hospitals, private practice, clinical teaching, medical research, and healthcare administration.

If you’re considering this programme, please review our programme-specific application standards and deadlines to give yourself the best possible chance of securing a place.  


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