Admissions (MD Program)

JABSOM MD Program
We invite you to read more about the JABSOM MD Program, the Application Procedure, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the following pages. If you have questions or need more information, please contact the JABSOM Office of Admissions:
Phone: (808) 692-0892

Email: medadmin@hawaii.edu

The Admissions policy and procedures of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) aim to fulfill the school’s mission to train high quality physicians for Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. In addition to high academic potential, emphasis is also placed on personal attributes including motivation, commitment to medicine, and an awareness of the world around the applicant.

JABSOM admitted 70 new entrants to the first year class on July 11, 2016.

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The median cumulative GPA of the 2016 entering class:

Median Cumulative GPA 3.72
Median Science Cumulative GPA 3.64

 

The median MCAT scores of the 2016 entering class:

Median Verbal Reasoning 10
Median Physical Sciences 10
Median Biological Sciences 11

 

The median new MCAT scores of the 2016 entering class:

Median Chemical & Physical Foundations of Biological Systems 127
Median Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills 128
Median Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems 127
Median Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior 128

 

Application Requirements for the JABSOM MD Program

      JABSOM subscribes to the philosophy that a physician should be broadly educated, able not only to understand and manage the physical part of the human body but also the social, cultural, and psychological components.Therefore, applicants are encouraged to obtain a broad education in the humanities and in the social and behavior sciences, in addition to satisfying the more specific basic science requirements set forth below.

      • Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) must be taken within three years of the anticipated year of matriculation to medical school. The latest MCAT scores screened or re-screened in the application process are September of the year of application (May for Early Decision). MCAT test scores from January 2015 to September 2017 (May 2017 for Early Decision) will be considered for the 2018 entering class application cycle. Beginning with the 2016 entering class application, applicants must have a minimum verbal score of “6” on the “Verbal Reasoning” section.
    • 90 college-level semester credit hours completed coursework to include:

JABSOM Admissions Requirements for the JABSOM MD Program

Semester
Credit Hours
Biology with lab
8
General Physics with lab
8
General Chemistry with lab
8
Organic Chemistry with lab
8
Biochemistry (no lab required)
3
Cell and Molecular Biology (no lab required)
3

 

Each course should be acceptable for students majoring in these disciplines.

Additional enrichment in the biological and social sciences is encouraged.

Problem-Based Learning (PBL):

For more information, attend one of JABSOM’s PBL Demonstrations:

2017 dates coming soon

JABSOM Essential Functions Policy:

Please click on the following link to access the JABSOM Essential Functions Policy

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is handled by the UHM’s Financial Aid Services Office, and all correspondence should be directed to that office (2600 Campus Road, Room 112, Honolulu, HI 96822; phone: (808) 956-7251). Information can also be accessed through the internet at: www.hawaii.edu/fas.

Tuition and Fees

All tuition and fee charges are set by the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents and are subject to change in accordance with requirements of State Law and/or the Board or Administration. For additional UH tuition information and fees, please see link to website:
http://www.hawaii.edu/finaid/tuition.html.

Current and approved tuition and fees are as follows:

Tuition
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
Resident (per year)
$36,672
$36,672
$36,672
$36,672
Non-Resident (per year)
$71,328
$71,328
$71,328
$71,328
*Student Fees
$750
$750
$750
$750

 

*Tuition & Student fees are subject to change.
Last revised: January 2017

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