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Local hospitals get new influx of MDs; They will work while supervised by UH Residency and Fellowship programs

Date: July 5th, 2018 in Alumni News, Collaboration, Faculty, Graduate Medical Education, JABSOM News    Print or PDF

Year 2018 group.

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.

New physicians-in-training throughout Hawaiʻi have begun one of the hardest years of their lives.

By Tina Shelton, UH JABSOM Communications Director

The new Graduate Medical Education Residency and Fellowship training year began on July 1, 2018 throughout the country. A little less than 48 hours before the hardest years of their lives began, some 100 or so of those Hawaiʻi-based Residents and Fellows gathered in a “welcome party” hosted annually by Dean Jerris Hedges, MD, on the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) campus of the University of Hawaiʻi in Kakaʻako.

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.

“I am finally living the dream entering a Cardiovascular Fellowship,” said Ammar El Sergany, MD.

VIDEO: 2018 Meet the residents!

Transcript of Interviews 2018 GME Welcome

About Graduate Medical Education
The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) sponsors 17 accredited graduate medical education programs, training about 230 physicians annually in residency and fellowship programs which last between three to seven years. The MDs work at our community health center academic training sites, under faculty supervision, while gaining experience which will prepare them for licensure and board certification. These doctors train in the specialties of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

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
2018 New Resident/Fellow Mixer

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