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3 students accepted for CUHK Medical Summer School

Posted: 30th May 2017

We are proud to announce that three Year 12 students have been successful in applying to study at a prestigious medical summer school in Hong Kong this year.

Apple Chow, Erika Tsang and Tsin Tsin Lo have all managed to secure places on the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Faculty of Medicine’s Summer Clinical Attachment Programme 2017.

Spread over five days from 10-14th July 2017, the Summer Clinical Attachment Programme aims to enable high school students to expand upon their knowledge and understanding of medical sciences and develop an enhanced understanding of the Faculty through engaging with staff, students and alumni. Upon completion of the programme, all students are issued with a certificate.

CUHK’s Summer Clinical Attachment Programme is notoriously challenging to secure entry into. Entrants can apply via one of three methods; they can either be nominated by their secondary school or referred by CUHK medical alumni or, alternatively, they can apply individually.

Regardless of which application route is chosen, the student is required to submit evidence of exam results for courses attended in the current academic year, in addition to a 400-word English language essay explaining why the student is interested in pursuing studies at CUHK’s Faculty of Medicine, including details of his/her contribution to community healthcare services. Applications are then shortlisted by a Selection Panel of medical professors specialising in different disciplines.

As our College isn’t based in Hong Kong, our students have to apply under the individual route; although we are able to send letters of recommendation to strengthen their applications.

Speaking about the selection process for students nominated for entry by their secondary school, Amy Fung of the CUHK Faculty of Medicine stated:
“In the case of more than one nominee in a single recommendation letter, it is subject to the school’s discretion if the teacher prefers to state the priority of the students in the letter itself. For the local schools in Hong Kong, they are suggested to state the priority due to the fact that we have a very limited seat every year; it is possible that we can only recruit one to two, or at most three, students from the same school.”

As CUHK only permits up to three students from each school in Hong Kong to join the Summer Clinical Attachment Programme, we are overjoyed to hear that three CSFC students have been selected. This is further evidence of CSFC’s continuously growing relationship with universities in Hong Kong, as supported by Head of Careers, Ms. Bendle’s recent visits to HKU, CUHK and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Picture opposite shows Ms. Bendle with staff from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on her recent visit, including Professor Tony Gin, Chairman of the Admissions Committee of the Faculty of Medicine.

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