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Local hospitals get new influx of MDs; They will work while supervised by UH Residency and Fellowship programs
Pictured: About 100 new residents and fellows on the lawn at JABSOM, joining a total of some 230 MDs in post-medical school training throughout Hawaiʻi. Deborah Manog Dimaya Photo.
By Tina Shelton, UH JABSOM Communications Director
New MDs “match” into Residency Programs every March, in a process governed by the National Medical Resident Matching Program. Our Hawaiʻi programs attract both Hawaiʻi medical school graduates and physicians who graduated from other accredited American medical colleges. Experienced MDs seeking even further specialization beyond Residency may, after completing residency, enter what are called Fellowships. Both sets of learners begin a new academic training year every July 1, working on the wards of hospitals in Hawaiʻi, side-by-side with JABSOM clinical faculty who supervise their every move. The training is done in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi and its academic medical center partners represented by the Hawaiʻi Residency Programs, Inc. Trainees of the new academic year join other Residents and Fellows who are already in their second years or beyond of Graduate Medical Education.
About Graduate Medical Education
Graduate Medical Education (GME) training supervised by JABSOM faculty occurs in a variety of community healthcare facilities 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, Wilcox Hospital), Kuakini Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center, U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Tripler Army Medical Center, the Mililani Physician Center, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, Shriners Hospital for Children, Wahiawā General Hospital and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (Hawaiʻi State Hospital and community clinics), and we are affiliated with Maui Medical Center, the Hilo Medical Center and Bay Clinic in Hilo, and the North Hawai’i Community Hospital.
See all photos from the 2018 New Resident/Fellow Mixer