JABSOM Huakaʻi Initiative

Connecting Youth Pathways for Inclusive Careers in Health

huakai.jpgOur vision is simple: To inspire youth to pursue careers in healthcare and science.

The JABSOM Huaka‘i Initiative seeks to increase the diversity within our healthcare workforce by making opportunities more inclusive for all youth to learn about careers in medicine and science.  Our goal is to connect educators and advisors mentoring youth with JABSOM faculty and community health partners.  These collaborative efforts will provide the guidance and encouragement that is needed for students to explore healthcare professions while gaining meaningful experiences as they navigate their huakaʻi (voyage) to fulfilling careers.

Jaimie S. Tom, MD
Associate Director of Admissions, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Lead, JABSOM Huakaʻi Initiative

Email: huakai@hawaii.edu
Address: 651 Ilalo Street, MEB 2nd Floor Honolulu, HI 96813

Our JABSOM tours are much more than a trip around campus!  During these visits, your students will have an opportunity to experience a day in the life of a JABSOM medical student! Students can participate in a number of interactive teaching activities such as SimTiki simulation lab, anatomy demonstrations, gain hands-on clinical skills, PBL scenarios and much more!  Schedule a Tour












High School students in SimTiki simulation center  



High school students in the clinical skills lab