Congratulations to our MPH Alumnus – Donald Fung (MPH Class of 2022) who recently passed his Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam! We’re delighted for Donald to share his experience with the CPH examination.
The HKU MPH is the first in the region and the only academic programme in Hong Kong fully accredited by CEPH, our graduates are eligible to take for the CPH examination and become professionally certified in public health.
“Before I joined the MPH program in 2020, I had already obtained Master of Laws (LLM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees from CUHK and Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) degree from PolyU. I am a professional accountant and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. I have worked in the banking industry for a long time and I used to feel proud of my comprehensive commercial knowledge until my father passed away shortly and unexpectedly because of a stroke. His death reminded me about my shortcomings in medical knowledge. To relieve my sorrow, I did some on-line research on this disease and discovered the importance of primary prevention in healthcare. After thinking for a while, I decided to apply for the HKU MPH (HEPM) program and finished it in 2022.
After my graduation, I enrolled for the CPH exam in early 2023. To prepare for this exam, I had studied two books recommended by National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) and completed two practice exams provided in the CPH website but I eventually found that what I learnt from HKU MPH program was already sufficient for me to pass the exam. In view of this, I suggest our alumnus to take the CPH exam once after the graduation. Otherwise, they may loss the memory and need to study the materials again.”