Graduate Medical Education (GME)

GME 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

GME Programs

JABSOM offers training in 21 programs, that range in length from one to seven years with an average of 230 trainees per year. Please visit our Apply page to learn more about the different programs offered. 

Training occurs at a variety of community locations throughout the state. Our major sites and partners include:

*Not an exhaustive list

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.

Contact Us

Leading our graduate medical programs at JABSOM is the Office of the Designated Institutional Official (DIO): Susan Steinemann, MD, FACS

To learn more about the Office of the DIO please click here.

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

To provide feedback related to GME anonymously, please click HERE.