Opportunities for Secondary School and Undergraduate College Students

Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

Medical Diagnosis and Treatment is a week-long summer program for high school students in grades 10–12. It is an engaging, hands-on learning opportunity for high school students interested in health professions. Students can experience the medical school environment with learning opportunities previously unavailable to anyone other than medical students and physicians.

For more information contact:
The Office of Medical Education
651 Ilalo Street, Medical Education Building Room 307
(808) 692-0920

Teen Health Camps

high school students learning during summer programby Hawaiʻi and Pacific Area Health Education Center

Twice a year on Neighbor Islands and once a year on Oʻahu, the Teen Health Camps offer a daylong session designed to inspire middle and high school students to consider working in health care fields.  Hands-on demonstrations of everything from taking blood pressure to surgery expose students to the countless possibilities in the health field and introduces them to professionals within that field.  There is a question and answer section with current university students and a “speed dating” event where students can ask experienced healthcare workers about their professions. For more information, contact:

Kauʻionalani Mead: Recruitment/Pathways Specialist
651 Ilalo St. Medical Education Building 224
Phone: 808-692-0909 kauional@hawaii.edu

The Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program 

The Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program is based in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology at JABSOM.

The program offers exciting opportunities for UH Mānoa students to perform research projects in international locations. The qualifying research projects will be in tropical medicine, infectious diseases and related health sciences. The program spans one academic year, beginning with an eight-day “Introduction to Biomedical Research Workshop” in the summer. Then, students spend about nine weeks conducting mentored research in either Bangkok, Thailand, Yaounde, Cameroon (Central Africa) or India. After returning, students will attend a post-workshop session where they will discuss their summer research experiences in a group setting, work with biostatisticans on data analysis, discuss research results with faculty mentors, and begin preparing written reports. Each participating student receives a stipend of $1,000/month for three months for participating in the summer program.

If you are interested in applying to the program, please contact Dr. Sandra Chang, Dr. Vivek R. Nerurkar, or Dr. Diane W. Taylor at: MHIRT-L@lists.hawaii.edu for more information.

Further information on the program, eligibility, and the application process can be found at:
MHIRT at JABSOM Tropical Med

Neighbor Island Medical Scholars Program (NIMSP)

nimsp-jill-omori.jpgThe Neighbor Island Medical Scholars Program (NIMSP) is an initiative to create opportunities for neighbor island high school students to explore careers in medicine to address Hawai'i's physician shortage. This program will allow 9 students to participate in the Medical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT) program; a week-long, hands-on learning opportunity at the John A. Burns School of Medicine on O'ahu. Students will then return to their hometown to shadow a community physician and apply what they've learned at MDT.

Contact: Dr. Jill Omori | jill.omori@hawaii.edu