Educational Programs (Dev)

The John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa takes great pride in its educational programs. These programs include the four-year MD (medical student) program; graduate medical education (MD residency and fellowship training); continuing medical education for practicing physicians; the ʻImi Ho’ōla post-baccalaureate program; and a number of undergraduate, Master’s and PhD degree programs across a broad spectrum of biological and health sciences.

The medical school also offers a number of opportunities for visiting students and faculty, as well as for high school and undergraduate college students interested in learning more about the programs JABSOM offers.

MD Degree Program

MD students

JABSOM MD students

The MD Program at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine combines an innovative problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum in the first two years with outstanding, community-based clinical training in the third- and fourth-years. Service learning, research, neighbor-island and international learning opportunities are also offered. The medical education program prides itself on providing high quality education within a diverse and supportive learning environment.



Graduate Medical Education


Resident call room at
Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women & Children

The John A. Burns School of Medicine sponsors 17 graduate medical education programs. The residency and fellowship programs range from three to seven years.

More than 225 physicians annually receive training and clinical experience in the specialties of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Transitional year.

Training occurs in a variety of community healthcare facilities where JABSOM faculty are based, including those of The Queen’s Health Systems, Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center), Kuakini Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center, U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Tripler Army Medical Center, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Shriners Hospital for Children, Wahiawā General Hospital, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health and multiple other sites.

Leading our graduate medical programs is the Office of the Designated Institutional Official (DIO).

DIO: Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD, FAAFP

Phone: (808) 692-0989

Master’s and PhD Degree Programs