Membership

The Association, for the purpose of registration, is declared to consist of 1,000 members but the Council of the Association may from time to time register an increase of members.

The Association is established for the purposes expressed in the Memorandum of Association.

Members of the Association may be of any nationality and shall be of the following kinds:-

 
a. Regular Members:-
  i.

Any person who has been registered under section 14 of the Medical Registration Ordinance Cap. 161 and

  ii.

Any person who has been a Fraternity Member of the Association for no less than one year and who has ordinarily resided and lawfully practiced medicine continuously in Hong Kong for no less than 21 years immediately before applying for Regular Membership

  shall be eligible to become a Regular Member of the Association.
     
b. Life Members:-
  i.

Any person who is eligible to become a Regular Member of the Association shall be eligible to become a Life Member of the Association.

  ii.

Any person who has become a Regular Member and has been paying the subscription for Regular Membership continuously for not less than 40 years shall be eligible to become a Life Member of the Association without payment of the prescribed fee.

     
c.

Honorary Members:-
Any person who has rendered outstanding service to the Association or for the furtherance of the medical science, or upon recommendation of the Council, may be elected by the Council to become an Honorary Member of the Association.

     
d.

Visiting Members:-
A medical graduate from abroad on a visit to Hong Kong shall be eligible to become a Visiting Member of the Association.

     
e.

Fraternity Members:-
Any person who has been registered under section 14A of the Medical Registration Ordinance Cap. 161 shall be eligible to become a Fraternity Member of the Association.

     
f.

Associate Members:-
Any person who has been provisionally registered under section 12 but have not been registered under section 14 shall be eligible to become an Association Member of the Association.

The first members of the Association shall be all those members of the unincorporated Association known as The Hong Kong Chinese Medical Association.

 
* Student Members
 

All students of the Medical Faculties of The University of Hong Kong or The Chinese University of Hong Kong are eligible to apply for temporary membership of The Hong Kong Medical Association.