Alumni Voices

Testimonials | Director’s Award

Our graduates go on to inspiring careers and accomplished life, taking with them the experience of studying at M.Sc. in Gastroenterology. 
Watch their stories. You will learn how our alumni excel in their career paths discovered through the programme.  
In the video, they also share the unforgettable moments and valuable experiences during their time here, most importantly, the advice to our future students, like you.


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想谢谢的人 & 最大的收获

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Testimonials | Director's Award

This award recognizes the top students with very outstanding academic performance in the year.

Cheung Chun Fat Freddy, ‘23

Tseung Kwan O Hospital

Registered Nurse

This is an advanced and comprehensive program that provides in-depth education and training in all aspects of gastroenterology, which is very inspiring to me. The lectures are delivered by experienced gastroenterologists from hospitals, clinics and research institutions, who share not only theoretical knowledge and practical experience but also critical thinking skills and clinical decision-making skills. In addition, the mentorship program has also been a great help as it provides me with the opportunity to learn and share updated knowledge on the gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases with other teammates. Thanks to the training, shaped me into a knowledgeable gastrointestinal nurse, giving me the confidence to provide nursing care in the management of patients with gastrointestinal diseases.

Yeung Yuen Chong, ’23

Tseung Kwan O Hospital

Registered Nurse

Studying the Program of Master of Science in Gastroenterology has been an importance, meaningful and remarkable journey to me, which has not only enhanced and equipped me with the advanced medical knowledge, but also shaped my perspective in the field of gastroenterology in my working department. This program was particularly comprehensive including lectures, examination and projects that deepened my understanding of the gastrointestinal disorders. Professors and my named mentor of this program provided the professional guidance and support with great wisdom, patience and care to my learning pathway and the process of doing projects. All these have played an essential role in my success and growth. I got real satisfaction from what I have learnt and gained from this program. I also really cherished the strong bonding formed between groupmates as we supported each other throughout the program. Therefore, I felt grateful and honor in joining this wonderful program.

SONG Juan '22

Second Military Medical University

Medical Graduate

It was a remarkable and impressive experience for me in participating this program in Gastroenterology, which equips me with a wide range of knowledge over different GI topics, hepatology as well as nutriology. Lectures delivered by prominent experts from different specialties have provided us with not only a multidisciplinary insight into the GI disease, but also practical statistic and critical thinking skills to appraise and learn from literature in the future. By carrying out our research-based project under the guidance of the supervisor through this program, we also get a comprehensive understanding of conducting research in the clinical setting, as well as hone our skills including, research methods and technical writing which are significant in advancing our careers in this field. I am grateful that this program does prepare me for doing clinical research in the next stage and serves as an important step for me to launch my medical career.

CHU Wai Ting '22

Kwong Wah Hospital

Registered Nurse

This is a comprehensive program covering both medical and surgical aspects of gastroenterology science, which inspired me a lot. It shared the gastroenterology thoroughly, including various GI and liver diseases and their management, which equipped my nursing professionalism, such as I am now confident to explain condition more detailly to my clients. The teaching faculty is also very great, they endeavor to update us the latest GI information and their clinical experiences, so the lectures were interesting and impressing! I would very recommend those who are interested in GI field to study this program as it truly provide lots of insight.

Gigi CHEUNG, ‘21

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong

Registered Nurse

It is a truly precious experience of studying the Master of Science in Gastroenterology at CUHK. My professional knowledge of GI and its updated management skills are well established throughout the two-year programme. All the professors and teachers always gave sufficient guidance to our discussions and balanced our initiative and enjoyment. The final group project further consolidated our understanding of the curriculum. Meanwhile, we were also inspired and motivated by various innovative ways to develop a better relationship within the GI community. For example, participating in the international forum and attending the endoscopic procedures were significantly interesting for me. These excellent arrangements were undoubtedly beneficial to my career path of working as a frontline nurse in a medical ward. I always felt grateful to pursue a postgraduate study here.

Lam Wai Ki, ‘23

Tuen Mun Hospital

Advance Practice Nurse

It is my honor to participate in this Master of Gastroenterology program. The program's comprehensiveness has greatly helped me expand my knowledge base in GI, keeping me informed about the most up-to-date medical and technological advancements, and fostering a deep understanding of gastroenterology. This has instilled in me the confidence to become a professional GI nurse in the future.

Furthermore, I am grateful for the support provided by the mentors and lecturers. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the lecturers wholeheartedly delivered their lessons and guided us throughout our educational journey.

The experience gained from this program has been remarkable and invaluable. I wholeheartedly recommend this course to anyone interested in gastroenterology.

LAM Ka Sheung '22

Pok Oi Hospital

Registered Nurse

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak of the preceding two years, we have experienced the ever changing circumstances of the lectures format. Regardless whether the lectures were virtual or in-person, the curriculum was well taught and considered a success because everyone who worked on the program did their best to adapt to the situation. It was unremarkable to learn from professionals in gastroenterology, hepatology, surgery, radiography, pharmacology, endoscopy, psychology, nutrition, and dietetics, as well as healthcare policy and human resources. The program covered not only comprehensive gastrointestinal knowledge and advancement, but also research techniques, medical statistics, clinical governance, healthcare administration, leadership qualities, complaint, and crisis management. Following the training, I was promoted and given further opportunity to work with the GI nurse at the hospital. I now have the confidence to provide nursing care and counselling to patients suffering from gastrointestinal and liver disorders, particularly inflammatory bowel disease, thanks to the training. I wholeheartedly recommend the program to students from all healthcare disciplines who are interested in the GI specialty.

Nanette Frances HO, ‘22

Surrey Memorial Hospital, Fraser Health, Canada

Clinical Dietitian

This program has been pivotal to my professional development as a clinical dietitian. With increasingly complex patient populations, there is a greater need for healthcare professionals to expand their understanding of intricate medical conditions like gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases. Through the diverse courses and assignments, I gained deeper medical insight and advanced my counselling and research skills, which help optimize the nutrition management of my most complex patients.

I highly enjoyed learning from passionate clinical professors and actively practising doctors who shared their wealth of knowledge and experience during the lectures and workshops. Learning and studying alongside my classmates was the highlight of this program. Their camaraderie, unique perspectives and professional experiences enriched and livened this intensive academic year.

HO Wai Wah, ‘20

Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong


This master’s programme offered me a valuable chance to enhance my clinical knowledge in gastroenterology. Having an in-depth understanding of various gastrointestinal diseases and disease management, I became more confident in my clinical practice. I also acquired skills in communication, health services administration and management, which helped me to improve patient care as well as my career development. Moreover, it was inspiring to participate and learn in the practicum sessions and the international conferences. As the course was informative, interesting and practical, I would recommend it to my colleagues.

Eva MAK, ‘21


The MSc Gastroenterology course in CUHK has deepened my knowledge and inspired me in many areas.

I remembered in one of the practical sessions, the lecturers showed us how to use the FibroScan machine to determine the severity of fatty liver diseases. The lesson was very practical and interesting for those who have never used the device before, like me.

This course also deepened my knowledge of medical management and the pathophysiology of many common gastrointestinal diseases such as GORD, Viral Hepatitis and NAFLD. As a dietitian, my previous learning mainly focused on the dietary aspect to manage these diseases. And the knowledge I gained from the course will help me better manage patients if I work in the clinical area in the future.

I am very grateful to have the opportunity to be under the supervision of Professor Vincent Wong, one of the most well-known experts in the Hepatology field in HK, for the NAFLD research project. From the project, I felt like my knowledge of the risk factors associated with NAFLD have been greatly reinforced. In addition, my research and data analysis skills have also been improved under the guidance of Professor Wong. I believe I am better at using the SPSS Statistical Software for analysis, such as using paired-sample T test, Chi-squared test and logistic regression. Since I am currently working in the research field, hopefully, I will have the opportunity to work on GI-related research projects in the future!

To conclude, I found the MSc Gastroenterology course is very practical. It has helped me deepen my medical knowledge on GI diseases and enhanced my research skills. I would definitely recommend this course to those interested in the field.

Wong Kiu Fung Kelvin, ’23

Founder and Chief Medical Executive of Private Endoscopy Centre

Specialist in General Surgery

The Master of Science in Gastroenterology programme provided by the CUHK Institute of Digestive Disease (IDD) was an all-around fantastic experience. I was lucky to have the opportunity to learn from so many world-class clinicians and researchers. Interactive lectures and research projects updated our knowledge on gastrointestinal diseases, and also polished our critical thinking skills. The remarkable culture of mentorship, excellence in comprehensive multidisciplinary approaches and the practice of evidence-based medicine are the key components in training future medical leaders in this field. I highly recommend this amazing programme to all healthcare providers.

LAM Shui Yung '22

The Hong Kong Tuberculosis Association

Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioner

This programme is absolutely worth taking for any primary healthcare provider. It equipped me, as a Chinese medicine practitioner, with updated knowledge on gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary diseases that enhance my competence in daily clinical practice and awareness of alarming conditions among patients. It also covered nutrition and psychological interventions in different diseases which are applicable to my clinical work. Furthermore, the programme helped further develop my analytical ability and critical thinking skills by ensuring students have a solid understanding of basic medical statistics and able to appraise other scientific work critically. I am really grateful for the fruitful study experience. Professors and lecturers of MScGI are attentive and have shown their genuine interest in teaching. They explained concepts clearly with their well prepared videos and clinical examples which greatly aided my learning. I highly recommend MScGI to all primary healthcare providers. It would be the best choice for students from different disciplines who are interested in gastroenterology.

Desmond SIT, ‘17

Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong


CUHK’s M.Sc. in Gastroenterology programme provides fantastic coverage of various GI diseases’ pathology and most updated management. Unlike other programmes, this course not only focuses on medical aspects but also provides in-depth knowledge from different fields, e.g. Chinese medicine, physiological management, medical ethics and communicating skills. This programme really enhanced my clinical knowledge and extended my skills, so that I am more effective and efficient in the management of patients with GI diseases.

This master programme also provides excellent networking opportunities. I have met a lot of great health care professionals through this programme. We can share valuable clinical experience and knowledge among us.

Rosa LIU, ‘18

St. Paul's Hospital, hong Kong

Registered Nurse

It was a remarkable experience with a combination of studying and practical learning. It introduced a variety of knowledge over different GI topics, which are not only useful for working in related aspects but also can be applied for daily use. It also equipped me with leadership skills, research methods and critical thinking which are important in any setting. With the skills and knowledge acquired in the programme, it is one step closer to explore the new boundary in the GI field. I am proud to say I made the right decision to join the programme.

Sharon CHAN, ‘20

North District Hospital, Hong Kong


This programme provides an excellent platform for dietitians to bridge the knowledge gap between nutritional and clinical management of various gastroenterological diseases. Lectures delivered by experts from different specialties have provided me with insight into the disease from a multidisciplinary perspective, and the practicum sessions in endoscopy and minimal-invasive surgery were eye-opening for allied health professionals. The medical statistics and research methodologies module also equipped me with updated knowledge to carry out research projects and to critically appraise literature for evidence-based practice. Thanks to this fruitful programme, I am now able to deliver a more comprehensive and effective nutrition intervention for my patients with a deeper understanding of the relationship between nutrition and the clinical course and management plan of the underlying gastrointestinal diseases.