Raymond Yip went to school in Oxford, England. He attended Preparatory school at the Dragon School. He subsequently went to Public school at Magdalen College School, obtaining 11 O levels including 2 at AO level and straight A’s in all his A level examinations with Distinctions in all of the Special Paper Examinations. He took and passed the Oxford University Entrance Examination and was offered an unconditional offer to read Engineering Science at Christ Church College, Oxford University. He later changed his mind and decided that a career in Medicine and Orthopaedic surgery would suit him best, as this represented the application of biomechanical principles in Medicine. Upon making this decision he was awarded a Full Academic Scholarship for 6 years to read Medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, The University of London. This School has now merged with St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School to become Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London, The University of London.
Dr. Raymond Yip graduated with MBBS BSc(Hons.) in 1994. He completed his internship in London and obtained full General Medical Council UK registration.
Dr. Raymond Yip subsequently completed his orthopaedic residency at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was admitted to the Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong (FCSHK) in 1998, and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCSEd) in 1999. In 2002 he obtained his Fellowship of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (FHKAM), Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FHKCOS) and second Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in Orthopaedic Surgery (FRCSEdOrth).
In order to develop his minimally invasive, spinal arthroplasty and cervical spine surgery service, Dr. Raymond Yip attended various spine centres as a visiting scholar. These included periods spent with many renown spine surgeons; Professor RG Fessler at the University of Chicago, Professor HA Yuan at the State University of New York, Professor KD Riew at Washington University in St. Louis, Professor K Abumi at Hokkaido University and Professor KT Foley at Memphis University.