The Hong Kong College of Community Medicine was incorporated in October 1991 with the following objectives:
- to enhance and improve the quality of health care in Hong Kong ;
- to promote a high standard of professional ethics and conduct among practitioners in community medicine;
- to provide medical professional training, continuing medical education in community medicine; and
- to act as an advisory body in community medicine.
Membership of the College are Fellows, Honorary Fellows, Associate Fellows, Affiliate Fellows, Associate Members and Affiliate Members.
The College has been striving for the mission of promoting the health of the population of Hong Kong through :-
- advocating the principles and practice of community medicine;
- organizing specialist education and training;
- promoting research in the discipline;
- contributing expertise to the setting of health policies; and
- providing expert advice to the public in disease prevention and health promotion.
The College has established three subspecialties,
- Administrative Medicine
- Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- Public Health Medicine
Firm links have also been established with international specialist organizations including the UK Faculty of Public Health, the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators. Conjoint examinations are held with some of these international organizations. Through such collaborations, the standard of professional training and examinations in the respective subspecialties is maintained and is in keeping with international developments. The College confers subspecialty fellowship on trainees who have passed all the examinations prescribed for that subspecialty. Many of the College's fellows occupy key positions in the Hong Kong health care system.