Graduate Medical Education (GME)

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Our Mission

To fulfill the intent of the University of Hawaiʻi, 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.

Our Programs

The John A. Burns School of Medicine sponsors 20 accredited graduate medical education programs and 1 non-accredited program. 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 (including a Primary Care track), 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, Surgical Critical Care, and Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders.

Training occurs in a variety of community healthcare facilities where JABSOM faculty are based, including those of The Queen’s Health Systems, Hawaiʻi Pacific Health (Kapiʻolani 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 Hawaiʻi State Department of Health and multiple other sites. Work continues to expand training to the neighbor islands as well for additional rural experiences.

Residency programs and participating sites:

Contact Us

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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