Foreign-trained doctors scheme just ‘opening a small door’, with annual intake of up to 300 easing shortfall: top Hong Kong government adviser – Therapy Box

Foreign-trained doctors scheme just ‘opening a small door’, with annual intake of up to 300 easing shortfall: top Hong Kong government adviser

An annual intake of up to 300 foreign-trained doctors could help ease Hong Kong’s dire shortfall, a top government adviser has said, describing a latest proposal for the medical sector as “opening a small door”.

Executive Council member Dr Lam Ching-choi argued the plan to allow thousands of Hong Kong doctors practising outside the city to work in their hometown without taking a local licensing exam could be attractive for some medical students overseas. He pointed to pupils in prestigious…