A Dream Comes True In February 2022, HKUMed formed the new School of Clinical Medicine and its 14th department – the Department of Emergency Medicine (DoEM), in alignment with the 14 colleges in the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, to strengthen continuous professional development of HKUMed graduates. ‘The Department aspires to develop world-class emergency medicine in teaching, research, clinical and community care, to serve the local population of Hong Kong, as well as regionally and worldwide,’ said Professor Timothy Rainer, Chairperson of Emergency Medicine. With a strong will to nurture more specialists in emergency medicine and advance the specialty’s status to be an academic department, Professor Rainer first came to Hong Kong in 1996 and developed the Accident and Emergency Medicine Academic Unit at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He then returned to the United Kingdom in 2015 and set up an academic teaching unit in Cardiff University, as well as an intercalated Bachelor of Science to attract medical students into the specialty. Four years later, another opportunity emerged in Hong Kong when HKUMed was recruiting its Professor of Emergency Medicine to develop an academic department of Emergency Medicine, a perfect match for Professor Rainer’s profile and aspirations. ‘Within 16 months my dream was fulfilled― we formed the Department,’ he said. FEATURE + In addition to colourful celebrations and heart-warming reunions, the Faculty’s 135th anniversary also saw exciting developments to sustain the Faculty’s mission of nurturing medical professionals and spearheading scientific discoveries for the future. By establishing the Critical Care Medicine Unit (CCMU), elevating the former Emergency Medicine Unit to become a Department and appointing a new chairperson of Diagnostic Radiology, the Faculty is set for a new stage of growth. New Steers to Nurture and Serve – New Developments in Clinical Medicine 24