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Fascinating Saturday Sessions Commemorate 50th Anniversary in Continuing Medical Education

Date: July 15th, 2015 in Alumni News, Faculty, JABSOM News    Print or PDF

The panel of speakers

This Anniversary Celebration weekend also included fascinating Continuing Medical Education (CME) presentations from some of the most innovative thinkers at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and the University of Hawaiʻi college of Health Sciences and Social Work.

The CME Conference “Transformative Medical Education in Hawaiʻi,” from 8:00 a.m. to noon
provided a look back at JABSOM’s early years by some of its early leaders and a glimpse into the future by today’s leaders. Panelists included: Benjamin Young, MD; Former Dean of Students
John F. McDermott, Jr., MD; Professor and Chair Emeritus and Bill Haning, MD, Department of Psychiatry, JABSOM MD Class of 1975.


A second panel covered the “JABSOM bridge years” and the introduction of Problem-Based Learning. Panelests were: Alex Anderson, MD, Professor Emeritus; Christian Gulbrandsen, MD, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus; and Former Dean Leslie Q. Tam, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus; former Office of Medical Education Director.

Ben Young at CME 50

Jerris R. Hedges, MD, MS, MMM; Professor & Dean, Barry & Virginia Weinman Endowed Chair, JABSOM; Mary Boland, DrPH, RN, FAAN; Dean & Professor, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene; Al Katz, MD, MPH, Professor and Associate Director, Office of Public Health Studies and Noreen Mokuau, DSW, Dean & Professor, Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work engaged in a third panel examining “The Future of Medical Education in Hawaiʻi.”

The sessions were held in the Sullivan Center of the University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center, adjacent to JABSOM at the UH Kaka`ako campus. Photos courtesy of Jeffrie Jones.

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