At the Council Meetings in 2001, several resolutions were passed by Council which
may have an impact on your trainees undergoing Basic and Higher Training in Paediatrics
in your unit.
- The regular day-time duties of a trainee would be assessed as the recognized
training in that paediatric subspecialty / child health related specialty
irrespective of the outpatient and on-call duties.
- Paediatric Intensive Care is reaffirmed as a subspecialty in Higher Training.
- In view of the recent de-linking of the Written and Clinical examinations
of the MRCPCH Part II Examination, Council resolved that all trainees who
have undergone more than 18 months of the Basic Training programme will be
eligible to attend the Postgraduate Training Course organized by our College.
- The College Council resolved that an administrative vetting fee of HK$10,000
would be charged for each individual submission of application for retrospective
accreditation of paediatric training irrespective of whether the doctors are
trained locally or in overseas centres.
Trainees should be advised that the vetting process takes time and the outcome
cannot be predicted. COSs and Training Supervisors should try their best to
encourage their trainees to join our College as Associates, Members or Fellows
as soon as they are eligible. Also, COSs should bring this resolution to the
notice of those trainees who did not join the College as Associates/Members
within the 6 months grace period and thus resulting in a delay in the recognition
of their Basic or Higher Training.
Prof. Louis C.K. Low