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The Center for Primary Care Practice and Education (CPCPE) was founded by United Family Healthcare (UFH) in June 2012 to enhance the primary care expertise in the UFH health system and China. Our vision is for UFH to become an internationally recognized model of excellence for integrated, effective, safe and accessible health care.

To achieve this vision, the CPCPE develops, disseminates and implements standards for the ongoing practice, education and training of healthcare personnel engaged in an integrated delivery of all aspect of care within the United Family Healthcare system. It is our hope that the Center’s success will benefit United Family Healthcare, its affiliated facilities and China’s primary care community.

The CPCPE also hopes to use its resources and knowledge to partner with interested organizations to promote primary care practice in China.


“Primary care,” defined in the context for the CPCPE, means essential health services. Essential health services are services that are involved with the primary, secondary or tertiary prevention and management of diseases. The “Practice of Primary Care” for the CPCPE is a culture of medical practice that promotes access to comprehensive, coordinated and continuous care of essential health services. This primary care practice culture is created and maintained through human resource management, education, work flows, registries, and policies that promote integrated health care.

Excellent primary care practice requires integration and at times deliberate redesign of existing health practices. Efficient integration of individually complex processes such as medical departments has been the subject of several studies in the healthcare and business fields. The United Family Healthcare system is in a unique position to become an internationally recognized model for primary care practice as it provides a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services and are viewed by most of our patients as their “medical home”.

Family Medicine

Family Medicine also known as primary care, general practice, includes general internal medicine (also called adult medicine) and general pediatrics. Formal family medicine training takes place in:

  • Emergency
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • General Inpatient
  • Intensive Care
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Surgery
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics
  • Mental Health
  • Geriatrics
  • Preventive Health
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Community Health and Population Health

In addition, family medicine fellowship training includes care management, evidence-based medicine, and preventive care . Family Medicine physicians are especially well suited for comprehensive continuous care.

Family Medicine
Training Program

The United Family Healthcare Family Medicine Training Program (UFH FMTP) is an internal training program created to meet primary care staffing needs within the UFH system. Our hope is to become a model for other Chinese private health care enterprises who wish to promote the principles of primary care. The UFH FM Training Program’s curriculum and training formats are adopted from leading family medicine and general practice training programs in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

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  • Training Curriculum

    The training curriculum is divided up into 3 tiers. Each tier will take on average 12 months to pass.

    Fellows will be evaluated on each rotation by their preceptors be regularly evaluated using assessment tools.

    For more information, check out the Guidelines and download our curriculum schedule below.

  • Target Fellows

    1. Chinese nationals who have master level or higher medical degree.

    2. Finished a 3 year residency rotation program mandated by the Chinese government since 2010.

    3. Owning medical licenses and has good English and Mandarin skills.

    4. Experience within international standard health care facility.

  • Contact Us

    The 2018 UFH Family Medicine Training Program has started accepting applications. If you want recruitment information about the fellowship program, please email


Mission & Vision

Our mission is to train holistic, patient-centered family medicine physicians who will become future leaders in transforming healthcare in China. Our graduates will have a firm foundation in the principles of comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous primary care and recognize their role in the community at large.

Faculty and Preceptors

Appropriate supervision is vital to patient safety and adequate training. Medical personnel who help train residents are called "preceptors”. Preceptors and faculty members are dedicated clinicians with teaching experience recruited from inside and outside of the UFH system. Supervising preceptors have minimal direct patient care duties during trainee supervision. Preceptors who are involved with design and daily training program issues are also called "faculty.”
  • Dr. DONROE, Joe

    • Family Medicine Physician
    • Center for Family Medicine and Integrative Health Care
  • Dr. Andy Wang

    • Family Medicine Physician
    • Department of Family Medicine
  • Dr. Roo Changizi

    • Chair of Family Medicine
    • Chair of Infection Control
    • Department of Family Medicine
  • Dr. Naoya Tsuda

    • Family Medicine Physician
    • Department of Family Medicine
  • Dr. Sam Liu

    • Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Obstetrician & Gynecologist
    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Na Renhua

    • Deputy Director of the UFH Center for Clinical Research
    • Dermatologist
    • Department of Dermatology
  • Dr. Martin Springer

    • Chair of Quality & Safety
    • Emergency Medicine Physician
    • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Dr. Yan FENG

    • Pediatrician
    • Pediatrics
    • MD, FAAP
  • Dr. Qing Ivy FAN

    • Internal Medicine
    • Section Chief of Internal Medicine Inpatient & ICU
    • MD, PhD
  • Dr. Sarai Nietvelt

    • Family Medicine Physician
    • Department of Family Medicine
  • Dr. Ninni Ji

    • Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Obstetrician & Gynecologist
    • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Dr. Wang Lijun

    • Chair of Anesthesiology
    • Anesthesiologist
    • Department of Anesthesiology
  • Dr. Gloria VREELAND

    • Family Medicine
    • Family Medicine Physician
    • BS, MD
  • Dr. Collin YONG

    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatrics Dept. Chair
    • BSc. MB.ChB. FAAP. FRCPC
  • Dr. Daniel MENG

    • Cardiology
    • Supervisor of Cardiology Services, Consultant Cardiologist
    • MD, PhD, FACC
  • Dr. Barre SY

    • Family Medicine
    • Section Chief of Family Medicine (Pudong)
    • MD, CCFP, FCFP
  • Dr. Gwen ZHOU

    • Family Medicine
    • Family Medicine Physician
    • MS, MD
  • Dr. Udaya Lamichhane

    Site Director, Guangzhou
    • Family Medicine Physician
    • Department of Family Medicine
  • Dr. Kate Gaynor

    • Family Medicine Physician
    • Department of Family Medicine
  • Dr. Kelly Xia

    • Chief Medical Officer
    • Pediatrician
    • Department of Pediatrics
  • Dr. Alfred Chambers

    Assistant Site Director Guangzhou
    • Psychologist
    • Department of Psychological Health
  • Dr. Jason Wood

    • Chair of Emergency Medicine
    • Emergency Medicine Physician
    • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Dr. Lani ACKERMAN

    • Family Medicine
    • Chair of Family Medicine
    • MD
  • Dr. Leila SABET

    • Pediatrics
    • Pediatrician
    • MD
  • Dr. Boris JIVKOV

    • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    • MD
  • Dr. Yaobin HUANG

    • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    • Obstetrician & Gynecologist
  • Dr. Masoud Afnan

    • General Manager and Chief Medical Officer of United Family Healthcare’s Fertility Services
    • Fertility Specialist
    • Obstetrician & Gynecologist

and Partnerships

As life-long learners in the medical community, we understand the importance of collaboration. As an international hospital, we have teachers from around the world who help to train our fellows and develop our curriculum. The sharing of information and knowledge not only benefits our program, but also helps to raise the bar of family medicine education throughout the world.

Beiyi Hospitals

Since 2012, UFH FM training program has provided English talks and workshops to the General Medicine residents of Peking Medical School’s First, Second and Third affiliated hospitals. Their residents rotate at Beijing United Family Hospital to observe and learn how primary care is delivered in an international setting. The faculty at BeiYi hospital serves as advisors to the UFH FM Training Program Advisory Board.

Stanford University, United States

Telemedicine: In 2015, United Family Hospitals and Clinics started a telemedicine consultation project with Stanford University Medical Center Lucille-Packard Children’s Hospital. The UFH Family Medicine Training Program took part in the very first telemedicine consultation on a complex pediatric case. We are participating in this project in the hope of providing access to world-class medical care for underserved orphan children in China.

Guest lecturer: The UFH Family Medicine Training Program invited Dr. Ewen Wang of the Stanford Pediatric Emergency Department to give a teleconference CME lecture which was telecast to many of our facilities. We hope to arrange regular talks from Dr. Wang and her colleagues.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to have an active Chinese medical license?

Yes. In addition, at this time we are only able to accept Chinese nationals and holders of passports from Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau.


Am I guaranteed a job with UFH after I graduate from this program?

Our hope is to train excellent family doctors who will stay on to become members of the UFH team. However depending on the staffing needs of the various service areas, it is possible that we may not be able to offer you a long term contract with UFH.


Will you provide a certificate of residency training upon completion of the program?

We are currently not an official training site, so we are unable to offer an official certificate of residency completion at this time. You will receive a certificate of completion from our training program upon successful completion.


Can I finish the program in less than 3 years?

Although this is possible, it is very unlikely unless you have had extensive international clinical experience in primary care. We have found that three years is probably the minimum time needed to successfully train high quality family medicine physicians who meet international standards.


Is an international rotation guaranteed or a required part of the training?

We do our best to offer our fellows a chance to go abroad, however this is not a guaranteed or required part of your training. It is only offered to trainees in good academic standing and is dependent on the availability of slots at the international site.


If I have a traditional Chinese medicine license, can I apply?

We accept applications from graduates of traditional Chinese medical schools, however you must have a western medical license. We do not accept candidates with only traditional Chinese medical licenses.


What are the salaries and benefits?

Your monthly total take home pay will be competitive compared with other physicians of similar training level and seniority. Social insurance and benefits are in line with the Chinese Labor Law.


How much time off will I get?

Days off are determined in accordance with Chinese labor laws. Between days allotted for reading time and paid time off – it is generally around 12 days per year.


What are my teachers like?

Currently, we have primary care and specialists physicians working at UFH from 50 different countries who may all contribute to your learning. Our current core family medicine physicians are from the UK, USA, Belgium, France, Canada, and Australia.