View Poll Results: Allow foreign doctors & nurses to work in HK?

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Allow foreign doctors & nurses to work in HK?

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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    May be not "all foreign".

    HK has a long history of local civil servants.

    HA has had local CE/Chairmen since its inception in the 90s.

    Lots of vested interests in keeping foreign (more importantly Mainland doctors out of HK)..

    The medical profession is honestly not that worried about English speakers. Unfortunately they know that they cannot allow foreign qualifications to be recognised and not have China on that list. This prevents them from doing anything...



    Culture of fear behind medical reform - The Standard
    Spot on : essentially it boils down to this : if there is a Singapore style preferred list of universities medical graduate that can practice here such as say Sydney , Harvard , Toronto , Delhi , London then how could they leave Beijing off the list ?
    The fear is opening the flood gate to the Chinese speaking latter.
    And as someone else pointed out for almost all medical work in public excepting some and only some anaesthetic pathology fluent written and spoken Chinese is essential .
    As mainland patients now make up a significant section of hospital patients every doctor will need to read reams of mainland Chinese generated medical reports etc etc on a daily basis
    Doctors here aren't to concerned about competing with non mainland grads they have for years via the licentiate scheme : it's the limitless mainland supply and to a certain extent the mainland medical culture which is driving the present stance
    Last edited by hongkong7; 20-01-2020 at 08:14 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hongkong7:
    Spot on : essentially it boils down to this : if there is a Singapore style preferred list of universities medical graduate that can practice here such as say Sydney , Harvard , Toronto , Delhi , London then how could they leave Beijing off the list ?
    The fear is opening the flood gates to the Chinese speaking latter.
    And as someone else pointed out for almost all medical work in public excepting some and only some anaesthetic. pathology etc fluent written and spoken Chinese is essential .
    Mainland patients now make up a very significant section of hospital patients (and many return to visit Hong Kong only to see their doctors get there medication and return to the mainland )every doctor will need to read reams of mainland Chinese generated medical reports etc etc on a daily basis
    Non fluent Chinese doctors cannot work effectively in front line roles in present day Hong Kong
    Last edited by hongkong7; 20-01-2020 at 08:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongkong7:
    certain extent the mainland medical culture which is driving the present stance
    This is the biggest dilemma. Few in HK have much trust and confidence in mainland doctors and the medical system that trains them. This may not be entirely fair. There are highly professional and skilled doctors on the mainland. The problem is, there also many unprofessional doctors of questionable competence. The average patient in HK simply would not know what kind of mainland doctor they would be getting if they are allowed to flood HK and practice here. This uncertainty and lack of reliability in mainland doctors is the main stumbling block.

    But rather than solve this issue, the local HK doctors and their medical professional bodies use this fear to maintain their currently closed shop status. I mean yes, a few foreign trained doctors are allowed to practice in HK each year after passing a fiendishly difficult set of exams, where the passing rate is very very low, but this hardly resolves the issue given the small number of doctors admitted to practice in HK.
    Last edited by Coolboy; 20-01-2020 at 04:49 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem:
    Obviously there are many in HK that are afraid of the China door opening but that's what should and will happen eventually. HK is now part of China and it will be integrated bit by bit.
    Why should it happen when nobody wants it to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paxbritannia:
    Why should it happen when nobody wants it to?
    go on the street and protest

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongkong7:
    Non fluent Chinese doctors cannot work effectively in front line roles in present day Hong Kong
    Doctors in China are required to pass English proficiency tests before gaining a license to practice.

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    Easily passed by doing something


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