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The Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme aims to provide structured research training to MBBS students of The University of Hong Kong while they are in the medical school. With the objective of nurturing a research culture among MBBS students, the programme will enable them to develop lifelong clinical and/or laboratory research skills and the ability to engage in research effectively. To complete the programme, students will have demonstrated by presenting a dissertation that they have acquired an acceptable level of knowledge and understanding in a chosen field of study.
The programme comprises both coursework (21 credits) and hands-on research training (48 credits) leading to a 20,000-word dissertation, with the coursework and hands-on research training to be completed within the intercalated year and the dissertation to be submitted by the end of MBBS Year 6. The MRes[Med] degree will be awarded to candidates who satisfactorily complete all the curriculum requirements of the MBBS degree.
Entrance scholarships covering full composition fee and scholarships based on research progress may be available for eligible candidates.
The programme is recognised as a quotable qualification by the Medical Council of Hong Kong.
Mode of Attendance
Full Time intercalated program for one academic year (from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020) during enrichment Year 3, or between Year 4 and Year 5 of the HKU MBBS curriculum. The programme consists of hands-on research training, coursework and a dissertation project.
Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements
HKU MBBS students who have completed the second or fourth year of the MBBS curriculum and passed the Summative Examination. Candidates must have demonstrated excellent academic performance in their MBBS study.
List of Programmes
MBBS II students: 12:00 noon (HKT), December 31, 2018
MBBS IV students: 12:00 noon (HKT), May 31, 2019