HKUMed has continually set the benchmark for excellence in Asia, consistently ranking top 3 in the region, and in 2021 was ranked 28th worldwide in category “Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health Universities” of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and 39th by individual subject in Medicine of the QS World University Rankings.
HKUMed is the largest faculty with HKU, with over 400 full-time academic staff and 1,000 research and research-related support personnel. There are approximately 2,900 undergraduate and 1,700 postgraduate students. The Faculty is currently comprised with 14 departments – School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Chinese Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health and a number of research centres that focus on different strengths of researches.
To facilitate ongoing implementation of online and blended learning, we have built our fully-equipped E-learning Studio and the Multimedia Learning Team, to support the production of high-quality e-learning resources.The Multimedia Learning Team provides pedagogical and technical support for the production of high-quality e-learning resources that are used for the delivery of undergraduate and taught postgraduate teaching at HKUMed. The services will be introduced in phases, with the present Phase I affording priority to MBBS teaching.
Enrichment Year (EY)
EY is specially designed to facilitate the enhancement of students’ total learning experience. Students are able to formulate their EY through three different categories: Service/Humanitarian Work, Research Attachment and Intercalation.
Students may take part in a humanitarian relief mission at remote locations, experience medical camps in under-developed countries, or work locally with NGOs via Service/Humanitarian Work. For those with investigative minds, research internship locally in HKU or internationally at world class laboratories fit perfectly with Research Attachment. Through Intercalation, students are able to enjoy electives or minors at HKU or full-year articulation studies at overseas renowned universities.
“Life Enrichment (LE) Learning” course
The course aims at allowing students to acquire a wide variety of eye-opening learning experiences through participating in 2 LE programmes (each lasts for around 3 weeks) held outside Hong Kong. LE programmes can be in the nature of short-term trip, short-term study, practical experience, service/humanitarian activity, or research attachment.
Places for the LE programmes around the globe are being solicited and a pilot run was held in the summer of 2019. Eight groups in a total of 36 students explored different countries/regions namely East Africa, China, South Korea, Sweden and Taiwan.
Through the Chinese Medicine Undergraduate Student Exchange Programme, students can widen their horizons and enrich their learning experience. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to study in Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine for one summer semester. Students will also be arranged to participate in a field trip which they can learn more about the indigenous traditional Chinese medicine herbs in the natural environment in Mainland China. The Chinese Medicine dispensary practicum will, on the other hand, allow them to obtain practical experience at Chinese Medicine dispensary.
Overseas Exchange Programme
All our pharmacy students will have the opportunity to participate in an international exchange programme. The department has established strong link with pharmacy department of different universities and hospitals around the world, including Chicago (USA), Rouen (France), Kumamoto (Japan), Nagoya (Japan), London (United Kingdom), Melbourne (Australia), Sydney (Australia), Vancouver (Canada) and Nanjing (China). The exchange programme offers a unique educational and cultural experience in addition to further pharmaceutical knowledge. It also helps to broaden the students’ understanding of pharmaceutical and social conditions in different countries. Through the student exchange programme, there will be increased opportunities for improvement in pharmacy education through facilitating students to undertake international professional experiences in research, hospital or community pharmacy, giving them the ability to compare and contrast health care provisions between the visited country and Hong Kong. This experience will give students the ability to develop ideas on the future development of the pharmacy profession in Hong Kong.
Overseas Exchange / Summer Internship Programmes
Under the Summer Research Internship Programme, BBiomedSc can join the research teams of professoriate members of the Faculty, attach to the research laboratories of top class universities abroad, or work in an external agency related to field of Biomedical Sciences or in other industries in the summer of Year 1, 2 and 3. The Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programme (URFP) of the University supports students in their pursuit of research and development with the provision of scholarships.
They can participate in overseas exchange and/or articulation programmes in the third year of study for further study to obtain professional qualification after graduation.
A distinctive feature of the programme is the opportunity for students to take part in 6 months mandatory overseas field placement arranged by HKU. Students will have gain exposure to real life global health and development challenges and have the opportunity to receive mentoring from leading global health and development organisations.Students will be placed in organisations such as UN agencies, Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs), Philanthropic Foundations and research institutions.
- Overseas Exchange Programme
Apart from the mandatory 6-month overseas field placement, BASc(GHD) students can also enrich their global experience by going on overseas exchange.Through the HKU Worldwide Undergraduate Student Exchange (HKUWW) Programme, BASc(GHD) students have the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters at more than 300 exchange partners in 45 destinations worldwide.
Internship and Research Opportunities
BSc (Bioinformatics) students are provided with ample opportunities to gain work experience in the industry as well as local and international research laboratories relating to bioinformatics and health data science. An internship can be taken as a credit-bearing course during the semester, or as a non-credit-bearing experience during the summer break. The workplace learning experience will enable students to apply knowledge gained during their studies in real work environments.
Student well-being is one of the Faculty’s top priorities. The Student Wellness Team is available on the Medical Campus to provide convenient, confidential and free clinical services.
What do we do?
- Offer free-of-charge counselling service specially for you, students in the faculty of medicine, to address any personal, relational, educational, emotional, family, or any other issues affecting your well-being
- Hold mental health and well-being promotion programmes
- Offer referral services for medical consultation and/or support
- Provide crisis intervention service for student in urgent needs to help student in need
- Services are availble in Cantonese, English, and Mandarin