Center Introduction

United Family Healthcare (UFH) is a pioneer in providing comprehensive international standard emergency medical care in China. The Center for Disaster and Emergency Medicine Education (CDEME) was founded by UFH in December 2012 to further expand our expertise in emergency medical care in the UFH network and China. CDEME is the first center of its kind that is funded by a private healthcare organization in China.


Internationally recognized center of excellence advancing comprehensive international standard disaster and emergency medical care in China.


Promoting innovative and cultural appropriate disaster and emergency medicine through education and training to external and internal stakeholders.

Additional Functions

1. Facilitating the staffing of all UFH emergency departments and emergency medical services

2. Helping to draft policy and procedures for UFH emergency medicine services

3. Hosting programs that enhance the maintenance of current knowledge and continuous education of UFH emergency medicine physicians and physicians of other specialties.

4. Hosting life support education programs to internal and external stakeholders

5. Developing and conducting interdisciplinary education curriculum to healthcare providers who are interested in emergency medicine

6. Serving as a multi-disciplinary resource on a wide range of disaster and emergency medicine topics internally and externally

Emergency Medicine

Emergency medicine is the medical specialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of unforeseen illness or injury. It encompasses a unique body of knowledge as set forth in the “Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine.”The practice of emergency medicine includes the initial evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and disposition of any patient requiring expeditious medical, surgical, or psychiatric care. Emergency medicine may be practiced in a hospital-based or freestanding emergency department (ED), in an urgent care clinic, in an emergency medical response vehicle or at a disaster site.

Emergency medicine professionals provide valuable clinical and administrative services to the emergency department and other sectors of the health care delivery system. These may include and are not limited to:

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    The coordination of out-of-hospital emergency medical response

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    Out-of-hospital medical control system authorization and oversight

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    Participating in community disaster preparedness

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    Emergency department leadership and medical direction

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    Active participation in the direction of the emergency department patient intake process

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    Active participation in the approval of emergency department equipment and locations

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    Active participation in the planning of emergency department staffing levels

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    Active participation in approval of emergency department policies and procedures

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    Active participation in the emergency department budgetary process

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    Participation in emergency department staff continuing education

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    Oversight and direction of emergency department patient disposition

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    The coordination of emergency department patient care among multiple providers and healthcare facilities

UFH Emergency Medicine
Training Program


The United Family Healthcare (UFH) Emergency Medicine Training Program (EMTP) was created to meet the needs, both within our hospital network and in China, for well-trained acute care specialists. UFH is a pioneering, international-standard healthcare organization in China, created to meet the rapidly expanding demand for premium, quality care.

The UFH EMTP’s curriculum and format is adapted from, and adheres as closely as possible to, the core requirements of the American College of Graduate Medical Education’s emergency medicine residency programs in the United States. Our goal is to train Chinese physicians to practice emergency medicine at the highest standard of care.


We are happy to announce that our 2018-2019 class recruitment has started. HERE

Good candidates for the program will be Chinese nationals that have master level (or higher) medical degrees and have finished the three-year residency rotation programs mandated by the Chinese government since 2010. They should already have their medical licenses in China and have good English and Mandarin skills. Those with experience within international-standard healthcare facilities are encouraged to apply.

If you have any question, please email Ms. Manna Gao at