Categories of Membership

 

There are 4 categories of members: Fellow, Member, Inceptor and Affiliate. In Jan 2016, there are 357 Fellows, 70 Members, 56 Inceptors and 6 Affiliates. The annual subscription fee is HK$2500 for Fellow, HK$1500 for Member and Inceptor and HK$1000 for Affiliate. Those interested to join could contact the Honorary Secretary for details.

Fellow
A registered medical practitioner who (i) has completed at least 6 years of recognized supervised training, (ii) has held a recognized higher qualification in psychiatry, and (iii) if the qualification in (ii) is obtained after 31 December 1993, has passed the Part III Examination of the College, is eligible to apply for Fellowship. If the applicant is from overseas, a certain number of years of local experience is required. The recognized higher qualification in psychiatry will be decided by the College and be reviewed by the College from time to time.

Member
A registered medical practitioner who (i) has passed the Part II Fellowship Examination of the College or (ii) has held a recognized higher qualification in psychiatry, and who is receiving accredited training in Psychiatry, is eligible to apply for Membership. The recognized higher qualification in psychiatry will be decided by the College and be reviewed by the College from time to time.

Currently, the recognized higher qualifications mentioned above are:

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom (MRCPsych)
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP)
Fellow of the Royal College of Physician of Canada FRCP (C) (Psychiatry)
Diplomate, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) (DABPsycNeur(Psyc))

Inceptor
A registered medical practitioner receiving accredited training in psychiatry shall apply for Inceptorship in accordance with such regulation and subject to such conditions as the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine may from time to time prescribe.

 

Affiliate
Registered medical practitioner not satisfying the requirement for Fellowship, Membership and Inceptorship and non-medically qualified allied professionals may apply for registration as Affiliate in accordance with such regulations and subject to such condition as the Council may from time to time prescribe.

 

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