The British Medical Association's Hong Kong Branch has a long tradition of service to the medical community and the general public in Hong Kong.
The goals of the Association are:
- to promote medical education,
- to uphold the honour and interests of the medical profession and
- to establish friendly ties with other medical bodies.
In 1964, the President of the BMA (HK Branch) was Professor C. Elaine Field, the Founding Chair Professor of Paediatrics of the University of Hong Kong. During her tenure, the BMA (HK Branch) became one of the two founding member societies of The Federation of Medical Societies of Hong Kong; the other society was The Hong Kong Medical Association.
The Association is keen to attract members with established experience and contacts in medicine in Britain, who are practicing in Hong Kong, and from all areas of medical practice in Hong Kong.
Doctors are eligible for Full Membership of the BMA (HK Branch) if:
- they are already members of The British Medical Association(UK) and
- they hold qualifications recognized for the purpose of obtaining registration with the General Medical Council (UK).
Associate Membership, however, is open to all doctors registered in Hong Kong, regardless of whether they are members of The British Medical Association(UK).