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 opened in 1912. 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 more than 130 years, the Faculty has been playing a pioneering role in medical education and training.

The Faculty comprises 14 teaching departments and 4 schools: the Departments of 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 as well as the Schools of Biomedical Sciences, Chinese Medicine, Nursing and Public Health.

The Faculty has constantly updated its undergraduate programmes to create lasting impact in medical and health sciences, educational pedagogy, and e-learning, with the goal of maintaining the high standards and professional recognition it is proud to have achieved. Our students excel in problem-based learning that equips them with vital skills, knowledge, competence and expertise for tackling real-life issues. They acquire broadened perspectives and develop visionary insight through experiential learning as well as non-local and global exposure. Most importantly, students of medicine, nursing, pharmacy and biomedical sciences join hands in interprofessional collaboration and research with a focus on medical humanities that empower them to meet the needs and demands of modern healthcare.

Degrees Offered
Title Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Global Health and Development BASc(GHD) 6250 20
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBBS 6456 265
Bachelor of Nursing BNURS 6468 210
Bachelor of Chinese Medicine BChinMed 6482 24
Bachelor of Pharmacy BPharm 6494 30
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences BBiomedSc 6949 35