Graduation weekend includes 53 additional degrees
Date: May 13, 2010
Photo by Dr. Amy Brown
In addition to the 58 medical doctors graduating this weekend, JABSOM is pleased to announce the following additional degrees awarded at UH Mānoa’s Commencement ceremony at the Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday, May 15:
•Six Doctors of Philosophy (PhD)
•Two Doctors of Public Health (DPH)
•18 Master’s of Public Health (MPH)
•Seven Master’s in Biomedical Sciences (MBS)
•10 Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (BS)
•10 Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology (BS)
In the medical doctor class, twelve of this year’s 58 new physicians are Native Hawaiians, the largest single class of students of Native Hawaiian ancestry to graduate from the medical school. They include Kamehameha Schools graduate Jordan Lee (JABSOM 2010 Class President), and Marcus Iwane (The American Medical Association 2008 Minority Scholar).
Ninety percent of all students attending JABSOM's medical doctor program are Hawai’i residents, by school tradition. Physicians in the Class of 2010 will continue training in specialties they have chosen. Fifteen of the class will perform that training in the Hawai‘i Residency Program. Through the program, the medical school partners with major medical centers statewide to annually train more than 200 graduated MDs in internal medicine, general surgery, geriatric medicine, family practice, psychiatry (general, geriatric, child and adolescent and addictions), obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, pathology and orthopedic surgery.