CUHK Announces 2017/18 Admission Scores for Medicine
Today sees the official announcement of the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) Main Round offer results. The Medicine (Global Physician-Leadership Stream) undergraduate programme of the Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) continues to be the top programme with the highest median admission score among the JUPAS institutions in the territory for four consecutive years. Among the admitted candidates, there is the only ‘super-scholar’ of this year’s Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE). And for International Baccalaureate, commonly known as IB, 10 students scoring the full mark of 45 have been selected.
GPS Attains Best Admission Scores on Record and Continues as Programme with the Highest Admission Score in HK for Four Consecutive Years
Details of 2017/18 admission scores of MBChB programmes are as follows:
Score for 7 subjects
Score for best 5
(Global Physician-Leadership Stream)
The Global Physician-Leadership Stream (GPS) of the MBChB programme is Asia’s first undergraduate medical leadership programme. Since its launch in 2013, the programme has been very popular and admitted students with the best public examination results. This year GPS attained the best admission scores on record and has been the top programme with the highest median admission score among the JUPAS institutions in the territory for four consecutive years.
‘Super-scholar’ Ready to Embrace CUHK’s Unique College System and Humanity, to Nurture Compassion to become a Good Doctor
Among the admitted candidates is the only ‘super-scholar’ of this year’s HKDSE, and four students with 5** in six subjects.
Maggie LAM Li Man, the only ‘super-scholar’ of this year’s HKDSE, attaining level 5** in all seven subjects and also scoring 5** for the extended mathematics module, has been admitted to MBChB (Global Physician-Leadership Stream). She says being a doctor has been her dream since childhood and, after seeing her family members suffer from illnesses, she wishes to acquire medical knowledge and help people in need.
Maggie said, ‘Being a good doctor is my ultimate goal. A good doctor should give more care and attention to patients, but not only in treating illness. CUHK is a place filled with warmth and humanity which I think will be a good ground for cultivating humanistic care and will help enhance my communication skills and equip me to becoming a better physician.’
‘The unique college system is a crucial factor that made me keen to study at CUHK. I am looking forward to the college life, to the great variety of activities, and to making new friends, receiving a whole-person education, broadening my horizon, and benefitting from an all-round development.’
When asked about her expectations of her future medical studies, the top scorer responded with delight. ‘The GPS programme provides extra leadership training, as well as exchange opportunities. I wish to grasp the opportunities to go abroad for further study and expand my knowledge.’
CUHK Medicine Ranks Among World’s Top 50 Medical Schools
Professor Francis CHAN Ka Leung, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Choh-Ming Li Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics at CUHK said, ‘On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine at CUHK, I welcome all freshmen joining our family. We will continue to uphold our mission and commit to nurturing our students, regardless of their background, with the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics. We will endeavor to train them as doctors with benevolent minds and caring hearts, who will contribute to medical science and research, patient care, and bring changes to the world.’
Professor CHAN added, ‘Our Faculty ranks among the world’s top 50 medical schools in this year's QS international ranking. Thanks to the continuous contributions and efforts of our teachers, researchers and alumni, we managed to accomplish this ranking within only 35 years of foundation. On that solid foundation laid by our predecessors, we will continue to create an enjoyable learning arena for our students, guide them through their pursuit of medical knowledge, so that they will carry the legacy of CUHK Medicine forward and be innovative.’
For IB, we are seeing the greatest number of high-score achievers in the last 5 years with 10 students scoring full marks of 45 and 25 students with 44 marks being selected for MBChB Programmes.
In addition to students who attended public examinations this year, the Faculty of Medicine at CUHK has long been supportive of students who are looking for a second chance to study Medicine, including degree holders or students transferring from other programmes. As of now, the Faculty has admitted around 20 graduates from both local and international top institutes for the 2017/18 Medicine programmes, and quite a number of them are master’s or doctorate degree holders.