On the afternoon of September 1, 2023, United Family Healthcare successfully hosted its second joint graduation ceremony. This event was held simultaneously across three locations: Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, interconnected via live streaming. A total of 35 graduates, representing Nursing Residency, Therapist Talent Development, Pharmacy Residency, and Management Trainee Programs, came together to celebrate this significant milestone in their career development. Notably, senior members of the UFH management team and mentors from each program graced the occasion.
Prior to the commencement of the graduation ceremony, Ms. Roberta Lipson, Founder of UFH, Vice Chair of NFH, delivered the opening remarks. She proudly reflected on the development of UFH’s talent development programs over the past decade. These programs have successfully nurtured hundreds of outstanding talents in the medical field, individuals who have tirelessly striven to make significant contributions to the advancement of UFH in their respective domains.
Mr. Carl Wu, Founder and CEO of NFH, CEO of UFH, sent a heartfelt message to the graduates online, and in his address, he emphasized the ever-evolving nature of the healthcare sector and encouraged the graduates to dare to break conventions and explore new methods and technologies. Additionally, he introduced an incentive program for staff publishing in SCI-indexed journals, promising corresponding rewards.
The graduation ceremony also featured a distinguished guest speaker, Professor Wang Zhong, a doctoral supervisor at Tsinghua University School of Clinical Medicine and Chair of Family Medicine at Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital. Professor Wang delivered a keynote speech on “The Significance of Lifelong Education and Medical-Education-Research in Advancing the Field of Medicine.” His speech broadened the graduates’ horizons, providing valuable guidance and inspiration while igniting their passion in the field of medicine.
UFH is renowned for its diverse range of training programs, including the EM Fellowship Program, FM Fellowship Program, and General Dental Residency Program, and etc. This year, our graduates come from Therapist Talent Development, Nurse Residency, Pharmacy Residency, and Management Trainee Program.
01Therapist Talent Development Program
This 12-month program is tailored for aspiring rehabilitation therapists, integrating International rehabilitation training materials with the unique cultural characteristics of UFH. The curriculum encompasses physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, clinical teaching, and academic skill development. During departmental rotations, students undergo assessments, including written exams and practical skill evaluations, conducted by experienced instructors.
02Nurse Residency Program
Launched in 2011, this one-year program facilitates the smooth transition of recent nursing graduates into the role of qualified nurses within UFH. The comprehensive curriculum covers theoretical knowledge, clinical skills, nursing philosophies, and job competency. The program follows a 6+6 model, with the initial six months dedicated to classroom learning and rotational internships, followed by six months of intensive departmental rotations. It combines classroom instruction with clinical internships, allowing students to progressively master nursing skills and gain clinical experience.
03Pharmacy Residency Program
Initiated in 2014, the Pharmacy Residency Program aims to cultivate a high-caliber team of pharmacists. Annually, it recruits outstanding pharmacy graduates for a one-year training course founded on UK and US standards, emphasizing professionalism, evidence-based medicine, and patient-centered care. The program prioritizes practical experience, featuring over 300 hours of concentrated training per week. Its comprehensive content spans professionalism, specialized knowledge, pharmaceutical services, and evidence-based medicine. Mentor pharmacists from the United States, Germany, Australia, and China guide and assess each trainee. Post-graduation, participants find employment in various UFH hospitals across multiple cities, with a total of 87 trainees participating in the first ten rounds of training.
04Management Trainee Program
The Management Trainee Program, a 12-month initiative, is designed to foster young talents and groom them into future leaders within the healthcare industry. Over the course of the program, participants receive extensive support and mentorship from the management team, the human resources department, former trainees, and various business units. This support encompasses guidance, coaching, mentorship, and comprehensive training. Upon program completion, participants are strategically placed in pivotal roles, with ongoing performance evaluations to assist them in their journey towards becoming industry leaders.
In his closing speech, Dr. Alastair Mah, Vice President of Medical Affairs, reiterated UFH’s commitment to talent development, emphasizing their focus on Medical-Education-Research for continuous innovation. UFH will continue to build a high-quality academic healthcare platform, contributing to medical research and academic exchanges.
The graduation ceremony not only recognized the graduates’ hard work but also highlighted the exceptional quality of UFH’s training programs. Through these programs, UFH is dedicated to cultivating more outstanding healthcare professionals who can provide safer, more efficient, and compassionate medical services to patients.