Admissions (Imi Hoola)

ʻImi student Andrew "Ken" Stridiron presents to the class.

 

The application submission deadline for the 2021-2022 class is now closed. If you submitted your application you will receive an official application status notification from the program.  Email  imihoola@hawaii.edu if you have questions regarding your application.

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The Imi Hoola class of 2021-2022 Application Deadline has been extended to Monday, November 2, 2020.  Any applications or letters of recommendation received after that date will not be accepted. 

COVID-19: UPDATE TO APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Effective September 1, 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Imi Hoola Post-Baccalaureate Program will accept applications for the Imi Hoola Class of 2021-2022 via secured email. Please continue to monitor our website and FAQ pages for updates.

  • Submit your application and supporting materials to imiapps@hawaii.edu via UH File Drop.
    • Click ‘Imi UH FileDrop Instructions
    • Update expiration timer to 14 days
    • Update the name of your file to: Last Name, First Name_Form Name  (i.e., Smith, Sam_Imiapp2021)
  • There is no change to Letters of Recommendation email address of imihoola@hawaii.edu
  • Email imihoola@hawaii.eduif you are unable to upload your documents via UH File Drop
  • Applicants should upload and submit only 1 (one) application per cycle.  Any updates to an application must be emailed to imihoola@hawaii.edu by November 2.  Applications received via electronic delivery or postmarked by 11:59 pm on November 2 will be accepted.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  

 

~If you mailed your application via USPS prior to 9/1/2020, do not resubmit your application online.  A confirmation email will be sent to you by 9/21/2020.

 

MCAT UPDATE

As of 4/17/2020:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JABSOM has extended the MCAT deadline for the Regular MD Program from September 30 to October 31, 2020.  The MCAT must be taken by October 31, 2020.  Exams taken after October 31, 2020 will not be accepted for this current cycle.More information can be found at the JABSOM Office of Admissions webpage.

 

Imi Hoola 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 Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.  Priority is given to applicants with strong ties to the State of Hawaii 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
        Biochemistry (no lab required) ………………………… 3

*Starting with the Imi Hoola 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 Imi Hoola 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 Imi Hoola program is implementing the following changes due to the current COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Imi Hoola will now accept pass/fail grading policies for Spring and Summer 2020 coursework due to undergraduate schools’ changes in grading policies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The MCAT must still be taken within 3 years of the anticipated year of matriculation into medical school.  The deadline for MCAT for the regular MD program has now been extended from September 30 to October 31, 2020.  Therefore, applicants to the Imi Hoola program who are being considered for the 2021 entering JABSOM class, must take the MCAT between January 2019 to October 2020.
  • Online lab courses will now be accepted starting with Spring 2020 and may be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements for General Biology, General Physics, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry as outlined on the JABSOM Admissions Requirements page.

 

Application Information 

The application submission deadline for the 2021-2022 class is now closed. If you submitted your application before the deadline you will receive an official application status notification from the program.  Email  imihoola@hawaii.edu if you have questions regarding your application.

Samples of the application materials for the Imi Hoola Post-Baccalaureate Program can be downloaded via the PDF** links below.

  1. ʻImi Hoʻōla Application Booklet 2021-2022
  2. SAMPLE_IH-Application-2021-2022
  3. SAMPLE_Imi-Hoola-Consent-Form-2021
  4. SAMPLE_Imi-Hoola-Recommendation-2021
  5. SAMPLE_Imi-Hoola-Verification-Prereq-2021

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 02, 2020.

Effective September 1, 2020.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Imi Hoola Post-Baccalaureate Program will accept applications for the Imi Hoola Class of 2021-2022 via secured email.

**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 306
Honolulu, HI 96813

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

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution

Pictured: Ken Stridiron (ʻImi Class of 2018).