Admissions (MD Program)
Phone: (808) 692-0892
JABSOM admitted 72 new entrants to the first year class on July 16, 2018.
The average cumulative GPA of the 2018 entering class:
|Average Cumulative GPA||3.73|
|Average Science Cumulative GPA||3.67|
The average MCAT scores of the 2018 entering class:
|Average Verbal Reasoning||10|
|Average Physical Sciences||11|
|Average Biological Sciences||11|
The average new MCAT scores of the 2018 entering class:
|Average Chemical & Physical Foundations of Biological Systems||128|
|Average Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills||127|
|Average Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems||129|
|Average Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior||129|
Application Requirements for the JABSOM MD Program
- JABSOM subscribes to the philosophy that a physician should be broadly educated, able not only to understand and manage the physical part of the human body but also the social, cultural, and psychological components. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to obtain a broad education in the humanities and in the social and behavior sciences, in addition to satisfying the more specific basic science requirements set forth below.
- Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) must be taken within three years of the anticipated year of matriculation to medical school. The latest MCAT scores screened or re-screened in the application process are September of the year of application (May for Early Decision). MCAT test scores from January 2016 to September 2018 (May 2018 for Early Decision) will be considered for the 2019 entering class application cycle.
- 90 college-level semester credit hours completed coursework to include:
JABSOM Admissions Requirements for the JABSOM MD Program
|Courses||Semester Credit Hours|
|Biology with lab||8|
|General Physics with lab||8|
|General Chemistry with lab||8|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8|
|Biochemistry (no lab required)||3|
|Cell and Molecular Biology (no lab required)||3|
Each course should be acceptable for students majoring in these disciplines. Additional enrichment in the biological and social sciences is encouraged.
Problem-Based Learning (PBL):
For more information, attend one of JABSOM’s PBL Demonstrations:
Summer: August 10, 2018 (Friday), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fall: December 14, 2018 (Friday), 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
JABSOM Essential Functions Policy:
Please click on the following link to access the JABSOM Essential Functions Policy.
Applicants are referred to the JABSOM Office of Student Affairs, Financial Aid and Scholarships and to the University of Hawai’i Financial Aid Services Office.
Tuition and Fees
All tuition and fee charges are set by the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents and are subject to change in accordance with requirements of State Law and/or the Board or Administration. Click here for information about UH tuition and fees.
Current and approved tuition and fees are as follows:
|Resident (per year)||$36,672||$36,672|
|Non-Resident (per year)||$71,328||$71,328|
*Tuition & Student fees are subject to change.
Last revised: July 2018