Admissions (ʻImi Hoʻōla)
|ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program
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):
*Starting with the ʻImi Hoʻōla incoming class of 2020-2021, Cell & Molecular Biology will no longer be a required science prerequisite.
More information can be found on the JABSOM Admissions page at https://admissions.jabsom.hawaii.edu/prospective-students/admissions-requirements/
2. Conferred baccalaureate degree.
3. Applied to JABSOM for the 2021-2022 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 2022). MCAT needs to have been taken between January 2019 – October 2020 (Most recent MCAT scores will be reviewed).
Effective 4/17/2020, in alignment with JABSOM admissions, the ʻImi Hoʻōla program is implementing the following changes due to the current COVID-19 pandemic:
The application materials for the ʻImi Hoʻōla Post-Baccalaureate Program 2021-2022 school year can be downloaded via the PDF** links below.
Completed science prerequisites must be completed by June 2021 (for the ʻImi class of 2021-2022).
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)
For more information, contact:
ʻImi Hoʻōla Program
Pictured: Ken Stridiron (ʻImi Class of 2018).