Opportunities for Secondary School and Undergraduate College Students

Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
Medical Diagnosis and Treatment is a week-long summer program for high school students in grades 9–12. It is an engaging, hands-on learning opportunity for high school students interested in health professions. Students can experience the medical school environment with learning opportunities previously unavailable to anyone other than medical students and physicians.
Click to see: Summer 2019 information.

For more information contact:
The Office of Medical Education
651 Ilalo Street, Medical Education Building Room 307
(808) 692-0920



Medical Problem Solving Course
Medical Problem Solving is a three-week, half-day summer program for high school students entering grades 11-12. The program provides interactive, hands-on-learning for high school students interested in health professions, using many of the same curricular methods used by medical students. Problem-based learning, lectures, community service, clinical skills laboratories, simulation laboratories with manikins and surgical equipment, and standardized patient experiences are all included.

The course is limited to schools with a JABSOM faculty sponsor. These schools are currently Punahou, ʻIolani, Kamehameha, St. Andrew’s Priory and Kaiser, and registration is through the sponsored schools’ summer program.

For more information contact:
The Office of Medical Education
651 Ilalo Street, Medical Education Building Room 307
(808) 692-0920



Teen Camp Cast Making AHEC in Hilo

Teen Health Camps by Hawai’i and Pacific Area Health Education Center

Twice a year on Neighbor Islands and once a year on O’ahu, the Teen Health Camps offer a daylong session designed to inspire middle and high school students to consider working in health care fields.  Hands-on demonstrations of everything from taking blood pressure to surgery expose students to the countless possibilities in the health field and introduces them to professionals within that field.  There is a question and answer section with current university students and a “speed dating” event where students can ask experienced healthcare workers about their professions. For more information, contact:

Kau’ionalani Mead: Recruitment/Pathways Specialist
651 Ilalo St. Medical Education Building 224
Phone: 808-692-0909 kauional@hawaii.edu



The Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program is based in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology at JABSOM.

The program offers exciting opportunities for UH Mānoa students to perform research projects in international locations. The qualifying research projects will be in tropical medicine, infectious diseases and related health sciences. The program spans one academic year, beginning with an eight-day “Introduction to Biomedical Research Workshop” in the summer. Then, students spend about nine weeks conducting mentored research in either Bangkok, Thailand, Yaounde, Cameroon (Central Africa) or India. After returning, students will attend a post-workshop session where they will discuss their summer research experiences in a group setting, work with biostatisticans on data analysis, discuss research results with faculty mentors, and begin preparing written reports. Each participating student receives a stipend of $1,000/month for three months for participating in the summer program.

If you are interested in applying to the program, please contact Dr. Sandra Chang, Dr. Vivek R. Nerurkar, or Dr. Diane W. Taylor at:
MHIRT-L@lists.hawaii.edu for more information.

Further information on the program, eligibility, and the application process can be found at:
MHIRT at JABSOM Tropical Med