Hong Kong docs face mandatory CME

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According to this article in The Standard, docs in Hong Kong are joining U.S. physicians, among others, in having to participate in CME to maintain licensure:

    The government is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to amend legislation relating to doctors despite strong opposition.

    Under the amendment, doctors will be barred from practising if they do not complete a number of courses in a specified time.

    The government plans to table an amendment to the Medical Registration Ordinance during the next legislative year, which starts in September, forcing doctors to obtain a Continuing Medical Education certificate, and obtain a license valid for only three years.

    The Medical Council, which licenses all 10,100 practising doctors in Hong Kong, decided three years ago to extend the mandatory continuing medical education (CME) program from covering only specialists to all doctors.

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