NEW TIME! May 10, 2019 – Kihei Ceremony for MD 2019


May 10th, 2019

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The annual Kīhei Ceremony at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), University of Hawaii, is held to celebrate the entry into medicine of new physicians of Hawaiian Ancestry.

Tradition holds that each crafts her own kihei, a ceremonial cloak draped over one shoulder, to illustrate the ups and downs and the love and support that guided their journey to this accomplishment.

In the MD Class of 2019, a record 11 students of Native Hawaiian or Pacific Island ancestry are expected to take part in the Kihei Ceremony, traditionally held in the Mala Laau Lapauau, the Native Hawaiian Healing Garden on campus.

Note: JABSOM deeply respects the Native Hawaiian language, but to comply with law requiring our website to be accessible to people with disabilities, we are unable to use Hawaiian diacritical markings at this time, i.e. we are advised the marks are not able to be read by text readers for the vision impaired.