About the Faculty 

The Medical Faculty is the longest established faculty in Hong Kong. Created out of the Hong Kong College of Medicine, which was founded in 1887 as the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, the Faculty was accorded the position of premier Faculty when the University was opened in 1911. In 2005, the Faculty was named Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine in recognition of Mr Li’s generous donation of HK$1 billion to HKU. For over 129 years, the Faculty has been playing a pioneering role in medical education and training.

The Faculty has constantly updated its undergraduate programmes to take account of new developments in medical and health sciences, educational pedagogy, information technology/e-learning and professional requirements, with the goal of maintaining the high standards and professional recognition it is proud to have achieved. In 2004, the Faculty took the initiative to establish an Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE) (later renamed in 2015 Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (BIMHSE)) to promote excellence, professionalism, innovation and collaboration (EPIC) in medical and health sciences education.

The Faculty comprises 14 departments, a School of Biomedical Sciences, a School of Chinese Medicine, a School of Nursing, a School of Public Health and a number of research centres focusing on various strengths of research. The 14 teaching departments in the Faculty are: Anaesthesiology, Clinical Oncology, Diagnostic Radiology, Family Medicine and Primary Care, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology and Pharmacy, Psychiatry and Surgery.

Degrees Offered
Title Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health BSC(Exercise&Health) 6183 15
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBBS 6456 235
Bachelor of Nursing BNURS 6468 190
Bachelor of Chinese Medicine BChinMed 6482 24
Bachelor of Pharmacy BPharm 6494 30
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences BBiomedSc 6949 20
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