JABSOM Academics

Global Health/Medicine Programs

The John A Burns School of Medicine’s mission is to train competent health workforce with the skills to address critical global health issues.

Download the GLOBAL HEALTH AND MEDICINE: 2013-2014 HANDBOOK

The Committee on Global Health and Medicine, within the Dean's Office at JABSOM, is tasked with coordinating the school's efforts in the global health arena.  The Chair is Vice Dean Dr. Satoru Isutzu.  The Committee has been charged with developing JABSOM's Global Health Educational Policies.

Offices and Programs that support Global Health at JABSOM:
  1. The Office of Medical Education. Damon Sakai, MD, Director
  2. The Office of Student Affairs. Richard Smerz, MD, Director
  3. Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center, Kelly Withy, MD, PhD. Director

NON-CREDIT ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMS
Global Health Interest Group
The Global Health Interest Group is a group of medical students, practicing physicians, and others interested in improving health throughout the world.
Philippine Medical Student Association of Hawaii
PMSAH is a group of medical students, faculty and practicing physicians interested in health issues of the Philippines and Filipinos living in Hawaii.  PMSAH is sponsored by the Philippine Medical Association of Hawaii. Dr. Damon Sakai (damon@hawaii.edu)
Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
AHEC is a program that provides partial support and assistance in developing credited and non-credited experiences at AHEC sites throughout the Pacific Basin (Palau, Saipan, American Samoa, & Micronesia).  Contact: Dr. Kelley Withy (withy@hawaii.edu)

CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES
Students can receive credit by participating in an organization which has a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with JABSOM.  Below is a list of these organizations:

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Akita University School of Medicine
Juntendo University School of Medicine
Kanazawa Medical University
Kanazawa Univerisity Graduate School of Medical Science and School of Medicine
Keio University School of Medicine
Kitasato University School of Medicine
Kobe University School of Medicine
Kochi Medical School
Nippon Medical School
Noguchi Medical Research Institute
Okinawa Chubu Hospital
Osaka Medical College
Saga Medical School
Showa University School of Medicine
Toho University
Tokai University School of Medicine
Tokyo Women's Medical University

AMERICAN SAMOA
Lyndon Baines Johnson Tropical Medicine Center

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA:
The State of Yap, Department of Health Services

PHILIPPINES:
Santo Tomas University, Manila
St. Luke's College of Medicine

TAIWAN:
Kaohsiung Medical University
Taipei Medical University

THAILAND:
Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

AHEC AFFLILIATED INSTITUTIONS:
Palau Community College
College of Micronesia
American Samoa Community College
The State of Pohnpei, Department of Health

MS1s at JABSOM interested in an international elective for MD5 (summer), contact Dr. Damon Sakai (damon@hawaii.edu).
MS4s at JABSOM interested in an international elective as a 4th year elective, contact the respective department and Dr. Satoru Izutsu (sizutsu@hawaii.edu)


Last revised: October 21, 2013

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