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What will I learn?

Overview

The six-year full-time programme aims at bringing up Chinese Medicine Practitioners who are equipped with solid theoretical knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and biomedical sciences and who demonstrate strong clinical and research skills in Chinese Medicine. Graduates are dedicated to the sustainable development of Chinese Medicine and to the contribution of peoples’ well-being.

Programme Characteristics

Emphasis on classical knowledge in Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine is a medical system comprised of unique philosophies in the nature and human body. With our strong emphasis on pursing the classical Chinese Medicine knowledge, students are nurtured to develop deep insight in traditional Chinese culture and master clinical reasoning skills in TCM by means of induction and active thinking. Students could also acquire research skills through the study of selected topics in traditional Chinese Medicine or modern medical science under the supervision of our expertise. After all, it is expected that the students could inherit the classical theories and traditional mode of thought in Chinese Medicine and make innovations in the modern world.

Integration of theory into practice

To enhance the integration of Chinese Medicine Knowledge and Clinical Practice, the School introduces clinical training throughout a six-year curriculum. Students are required to start clinical attachments as early as the first year of study, and ended with one and a half year of continuous internship at affiliated clinics and hospitals in Hong Kong and China. Moreover, SCM has established different level of training goals for students to achieve according to the students’ learning progress at different stages. The major aim of the clinical training is to enable students to develop an understanding of Chinese Medicine treatment method and be familiar with common clinical cases, emergency cases and cases of different specialties. These training ensure SCM graduates can gain a strong foundation for their future career development.

Well-developed network to broaden students’ vision

The School has established a collaboration network with local, Mainland China and overseas partners which benefit out students in many aspects. Supporting by different teaching departments, such as medical schools and the department of Chinese Language and Literature in CUHK, students will experience quality and inspiring education through meeting with professionals from different academic sectors. For clinical training, apart from the self-established teaching clinics, the School of Chinese Medicine works closely with Chinese Medicine clinics and teaching hospitals in local and Mainland China to provide various clinical practice and employment opportunity for students.

Pre-Clinical Courses

The pre-clinical programme extends over four and a half academic years. Students are required to complete courses including subjects in basic medical and life sciences, principles of Chinese medicine applications, Chinese medical concepts and theories, Chinese medicine classics, and various specialties in Chinese medicine (such as internal medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, orthopedics and acupuncture).

Clinical Practice

The last one and a half years of study is devoted to bedside training. Students will spend time at Chinese medicine hospitals practicing in various specialty wards. Considering the lack of Chinese medicine hospitals in Hong Kong at the moment, we have obtained full support from the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Shenzhen Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which will provide clinical training programmes and hospital facilities for our students.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,66,869) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have completed only the first year of IB Diploma studies with outstanding results, may be considered admission under special circumstances on individual merits case-by-case. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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