G.B Ong Visiting Fellowship


In 1982, friends and colleagues of Professor Tan Sri G.B. Ong donated a sum of over $700,000 to a fund established on the occasion of Professor Ong's retirement from the Chair of Surgery at The University of Hong Kong. The income from the investment of this fund is used to finance the G.B. Ong Visiting Professorships and Fellowships in Surgery.

The G.B. Ong Visiting Fellowship in Surgery is open to both teachers in the Department of Surgery or medical graduates of The University of Hong Kong working in the field of surgery for the purpose of undertaking a period of study and/or overseas training; or surgeons from other medical centres to enable them to visit the Department of Surgery for the purpose of teaching, research or training.

Fellowship Scheme
Applications are welcome, and nominations will be made by the Head of the Department of Surgery and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Medicine. The duties of incoming visiting fellows will be delegated by the respective division chiefs and approved by the Head of the Department. The emolument of the appointment, whether incoming or outgoing, may comprise assistance with the cost of accommodation for a maximum period of 3 months. Each fellow is required to submit a report 2 months after completion of the fellowship.
Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee will take into account the following aspects for selecting candidates:

  • Academic inclination background
  • Post MBBS training or surgical training or equivalent
  • Institute reference from the Head of the Department or HCE or equivalent
  • Experience in clinical studies, research, teaching and publication would be an advantage

Those interested in applying for the G.B. Ong Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Surgery of The University of Hong Kong are welcome to submit applications to the Head of Department. A complete application should include a completed form together with a curriculum vitae and reference support. All applications should be sent to srgvisit@hku.hk.

Applications will be called two times a year. We are currently accepting applications and the closing dates are every 31 March and 30 September . Applicant will receive an acknowledgement email upon receipt of an application and other requested documents.

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