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Pictured: Susan Foo, Dean Jerris Hedges, MD and Dr. Wendell Foo. Ryan Yee photo. By Tina Shelton, JABSOM Communications Director For two decades straight, future physicians who studied at the University of Hawai’i medical school have had a critical assist in from Honolulu anesthesiologist Dr. Wendell Foo. The perplexing question of “What specialty do I […]

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By Tina Semenza, Friends of the Medical School The following outstanding new doctors received awards from the Friends of the Medical School at Convocation 2017. The Aequanimitas No’ono’o Pono Award: Andre Burnier, MD (JABSOM 2017) This award goes to the student who best epitomizes a quick and thoughtful approach to difficult situations with calmness and […]

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Their future as doctors begins now for 74 students – 39 women and 35 men — who have been accepted into the MD Class of 2021 at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). They were selected from 2,231 applicants. During a ceremony at the President William McKinley High School […]

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Pictured: Kyla Teramoto, MD has a bright Match Day morning smile, in March 2016. It is indeed “March Madness” – but this particular version centers on the competition for coveted training spots for physicians about to begin their graduate (post-medical school) training. We speak of “The Match.” On March 17, 2017 medical students in every […]

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Dr. Sakai is pictured at left, in this photo from 2016. The University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) was just awakening to video as a way to take citizens “inside” the training of physicians at the school back in the mid-2000s. The tool at the time was the now defunct “FlipCam,” […]

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