Graduate Medical Education (GME)

splint workshop

Residents learn during a splint workshop at JABSOM.

Graduate Medical Education (GME)


GME Mission
To fulfill the intent of the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine to provide outstanding Graduate Medical Education that produces fully trained specialty* and subspecialty physicians and develops environments within hospitals, clinics, and community settings in which quality patient care, health promotion, and academic excellence are sustained, and thereby advance the health and well-being of the people of Hawaiʻi.

*Includes the primary care specialties of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
Residents’ Code of Conduct
First and foremost, I will conduct myself in a manner that coincides with the Hippocratic Oath in commitment to primum non nocere. I recognize that taking care of patients is an honor and privilege. I will approach all patients with cultural sensitivity toward their backgrounds. I will guide my actions with integrity, accountability, selflessness, and honesty. I will abide by principles of medical ethics-nonmalfeasance, autonomy, confidentiality, beneficence, informed consent, and conflicts of interest. I will strive to provide the absolute best care to my patients by listening, constantly learning, and asking for assistance when needed. I will approach my work with pride and a positive attitude. Finally, I will be an effective member of the health care team; I will treat my supervisors, colleagues, trainees, and support staff respectfully.

Residency Programs & Participating Sites




See highlights from the 2022 MD Resident/Fellow Mixer
Photos: UH Med Flickr

2022 GME Welcome Group Photo

2022 GME Welcome Group Photo


See video explaining GME, with Dr. Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, former DIO and current Interim Dean, JABSOM.


Leading our graduate medical programs at JABSOM is the Office of the Designated Institutional Official (DIO).

DIO: Susan Steinemann, MD, FACS

For questions, related to GME, please contact: Crystal Costa, Program Specialist, via email at or by phone: (808) 692-0989.

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