Admissions (ʻImi Hoʻōla)

 

ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program
“Those Who Seek To Heal” Admissions Eligible individuals are from socially, educationally, or economically disadvantagedº backgrounds who have demonstrated a strong commitment to serve areas of need in Hawaiʻi and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.  Priority is given to applicants with strong ties to the State of Hawaiʻi and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Applicants must meet ALL the following requirements: 1. Completed course work (acceptable for students majoring in the area):

         General Biology (with lab) ………………………………… 8
         General Chemistry (with lab) …………………………… 8
         Organic Chemistry (with lab) …………………………… 8
         General Physics (with lab) ………………………………… 8
         Molecular & Cell Biology  (no lab required) …. 3
         Biochemistry (no lab required)   ……………………… 3

 

2. Conferred baccalaureate degree.

3. Applied to JABSOM for the 2019-2020 academic year through AMCAS.

4. Applied to ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program (separate from  AMCAS application).

5. MCAT – Taken within 3 years of expected date of matriculation into medical school (year 2020). MCAT needs to have been taken between January 2017 – September 2018 (Most recent MCAT scores will be reviewed).

Application Information

Application materials for the ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program 2019-2020 school year  can be downloaded via the PDF* links below.

  1.   ‘Imi Hoʻōla Application Booklet 2019-2020
  2.   ‘Imi Hoʻōla Application 2019-2020
  3.   ʻImi Hoʻōla Prerequisite 2019-2020
  4.   ʻImi Hoʻōla Consent Form 2019-2020
  5.  ʻImi Hoʻōla Letter of Recommendation 2019-2020

Completed science prerequisites must by completed by June 2019 (for the class of 2019-2020).

All forms must be submitted by the deadline of November 01.

There is no electronic submission.

*If you are having trouble printing the documents, download the files before completing and print them from your desktop.

The Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view the above PDF documents. (free download)

        

º A person who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to enroll in and graduate from medical school; and/or comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low-income thresholds according to family size, as published by the U.S. Bureau of Census.

For more information, contact:

ʻImi Hoʻōla Program
651 Ilalo Street, MEB
Honolulu, HI 96813

Email: imihoola@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 692-1030
Fax: (808) 692-1254
http://jabsom.hawaii.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Pictured: January Andaya (JABSOM Class of 2016), receiving her ʻImi completion certificate in 2012.