Graduate Medical Education


The John A. Burns School of Medicine sponsors 19 accredited graduate medical education programs. The residency and fellowship programs range in length from three to seven years.

About 230 physicians annually receive training and clinical experience in the specialties of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Complex Family Planning, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Training occurs in a variety of community healthcare facilities where JABSOM faculty are based, including those of The Queen’s Health Systems, Hawaii Pacific Health (Kapiolani 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, Wahiawa General Hospital, the Hawaii 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

JABSOM participates and works closely with the Hawaii Medical Education Council to make recommendations annually to our legislature. Annual reports may be accessed using the links below:

Report to the 2022 Legislature

Report to the 2021 Legislature

Report to the 2020 Legislature 

Report to the 2019 Legislature

Report to the 2018 Legislature

Report to the 2017 Legislature

Additional information and access to our Annual Institutional Review Summaries relating to our GME programs can be found HERE.

A note from Dean Hedges regarding the President’s executive order about diversity training:

Recent position statements by the LCME and ACGME promote an educational and training environment for students, residents and fellows that opposes systemic racism and leads to the development of a diverse physician workforce; a workforce that treats all patients with dignity and respect and seeks equitable health outcomes for all.

The White House Executive Order related to diversity training includes elements which themselves may be divisive and undermine the medical community’s efforts to address issues of diversity, equity, inclusion and health care disparities.

In conjunction with our accrediting bodies, JABSOM will continue its efforts to provide a clinical learning environment that is inclusive and supportive of our ohana and the patients we treat. 

Frequently Asked Questions: Executive Actions Prohibiting Certain Types of Diversity Training 

ACGME Statement on the Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotyping

Phone: (808) 692-0989


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