International Research Fellowship Programme

International Research Fellowship Programme

Programme Director

Prof THAM Chee Yung Clement

Prof THAM Chee Yung Clement

BM BCh (Oxon), FCOphth (HK), FHKAM (Ophth), FRCOphth, FRCS (Glas), FCSHK

S.H. Ho Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Honorary Chief-of-Service, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Director, CUHK Eye Centre
Deputy Director, Joint Shantou International Eye Center
Honorary Secretary and Fellowship Examiner, The College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong (COHK)
Secretary General & CEO, Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO)

Programme Deputy Director

Prof LEUNG Kai Shun Christopher

Prof LEUNG Kai Shun Christopher

MBChB(CUHK), MD (CUHK), BMedSc, MSc (Lond), FCOphth (HK), FHKAM

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Head, Graduate Division, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Honorary Consultant, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
Honorary Consultant, Hospitals under New Territories East Cluster
Ophthalmologist, Department of Ophthalmology, Caritas Medical Centre
Adjunct Professor, Division of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Programme Advisors

Prof PANG Chi Pui Calvin

Prof PANG Chi Pui Calvin

BSc (Lond), DPhil (Oxon)

S.H. Ho Professor of Visual Sciences
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Director, CUHK Ophthalmic Research Centre
Director, Joint Shantou International Eye Center

Dr LAM NM Ben

Dr LAM NM Ben

Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary), CUHK
Deputy Hospital Chief Executive, HKEH

Dr YOUNG L Alvin

Dr YOUNG L Alvin

Chief of Service, DOVS, PWH and AHNH
Cluster Coordinator (Ophthalmology), New Territories East Cluster

International Research Fellowship Programmes, Directors and Positions for Application

International Research Fellowship ProgrammeDirectorsPositions for Application
Basic Sciences Fellowship ProgrammeProf PANG CP CalvinUp to 3 positions
Cataract Fellowship ProgrammeDr LAM NM BenUp to 1 position
Cornea & External Eye Diseases Fellowship ProgrammeDr YOUNG L AlvinUp to 0.5 position
Glaucoma Fellowship ProgrammeProf THAM CY ClementUp to 1 position
Medical Retina & Uveitis Fellowship ProgrammeDr Mårten BRELÉNUp to 0.5 position
Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship ProgrammeDr CHAN KM CarmenUp to 1 position
Ocular Imaging Fellowship ProgrammeProf LEUNG KS ChristopherUp to 3 positions
Orbital & Oculoplastic Surgery Fellowship ProgrammeDr YUEN KL HunterUp to 1.5 positions
Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship ProgrammeDr YIP WK WilsonUp to 0 position
Surgical Retina Fellowship ProgrammeDr TSANG Chi WaiUp to 0 position

Aims

Eligibility

  1. Applicants should be under the age of 45, and have completed a residency in general ophthalmology;
  2. Preference will be given to individuals who have completed a full subspecialty fellowship programme, and have a strong track record in research and publication;
  3. Applicants must be able to communicate in fluent written and spoken English.

Duration

  • The standard programme is one year in duration
  • Programmes of other durations can be approved on a case-by-case basis

Application Procedure

  1. Applicants should apply directly to Prof Clement CY Tham, Programme Director of the CUHK-HKEH-PWH Joint International Ophthalmology Research Fellowship Programme;
  2. A cover letter, a completed application form, and a full curriculum vitae in English should be submitted;
  3. The names and correspondence address and e-mail of 2 referees should be supplied.
  4. Confidential references will be sought for short-listed candidates;
  5. Interview(s) will be arranged for all short-listed candidates, either at a mutually-convenient location or through internet;
  6. Selection criteria include good references from supervisors / mentors, and a track record that demonstrates academic potential, excellent abilities, and the dedication and commitment to excel;
  7. Commencement of the Fellowship is subject to the granting of training visa and limited medical registration by the relevant local authorities. Training visa is required for all individuals participating in this fellowship programme who are not Hong Kong residents. Limited medical registration is required for overseas doctors planning to undertake clinical fellowships in Hong Kong, but not for individuals planning for non-clinical, laboratory fellowships. CUHK-HKEH-PWH will assist in the applications, but cannot guarantee the outcomes. Please allow around 8 weeks for the processing of such applications.
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Fees and Charges

  1. Fellows will NOT be charged course / tuition fees by CUHK, HKEH or PWH;
  2. No salary or financial support will be provided by CUHK, HKEH or PWH;
  3. Each fellow is responsible for his / her own fees for training visa (HK$160) and limited medical registration (HK$1450) (clinical fellows only), unless these are covered by scholarship (see below);
  4. Fellows planning for clinical attachments are required to subscribe to medical malpractice insurance to cover the duration of attachment (premium: up to HK$7950 for 1 year, depending on the level of clinical experience), unless this is covered by scholarship (see below).

Scholarships

  1. Up to 5 Scholarships will be provided to CUHK-HKEH-PWH Joint International Ophthalmology Research Fellowships per year;
  2. Scholarships are provided by CUHK / HKEH / PWH, in conjunction with charitable foundations and / or professional organizations;
  3. Application for Scholarship is on a competitive basis. Approval for a CUHK-HKEH-PWH Joint International Ophthalmology Research Fellowship does not imply the granting of Scholarship;
  4. Each Scholarship will include:
    • One return air ticket to and from Hong Kong (Economy class)
    • Free accommodation during the period of Fellowship
    • Fees for training visa, limited medical registration, and medical malpractice insurance

Enquiries

For further information on the CUHK-HKEH-PWH Joint International Ophthalmology Research Fellowship Programme and application form, please write to:

Ms CHAN Hiu Ying Flora
Executive, CUHK-HKEH-PWH Joint International Ophthalmology Research Fellowship Programme
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
4/F Hong Kong Eye Hospital, 147K Argyle Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3943 5846
Fax: +852 2715 9490
E-mail: ofellowship@cuhk.edu.hk