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Pictured: JABSOM Class of 2018 when they first suited up in surgical gowns and gloves, in 2016. Amanda Shell Photo. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now The University of Hawaiʻi (UH) today welcomed 72 MD candidates– the largest single class to date — to the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). The MD […]

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Pictured: MD students pictured in a PBL Session led by Dr. Richard Kasuya, far left, at JABSOM in 2011. Tina Shelton photo. By UH Med Now The University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) utilizes innovative learning methods including standardized patients, “manikin” simulations, and a tutorial-based, student-centered system called Problem-Based Learning (PBL). […]

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Above: Dr. Mark Villarin is the Overall Outstanding Resident for his Excellence in Medical Student Teaching. Amanda Shell photo. By UH Med Now It’s not just medical students that are educated at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), our faculty also teach MDs in 17 robust, accredited MD Residency and Fellowship Programs. Graduate […]

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Pictured: The newest MD 2020 Class members and 2018 ʻImi Hoʻōla Program graduates. By Deborah Manog Dimaya, UH Med Now Through a University of Hawaiʻi post-baccalaureate program, students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds are breaking down academic barriers and earning their acceptance letters to the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The ʻImi Hoʻōla (Hawaiian for […]

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Pictured: Dr. Kellerman is shown congratulating Lt. Gabriel Lapid, MD, at the JABSOM 2018 Convocation Ceremony where Dr. Lapid received his commission. Dr. Lapid will train in residency at Navy Medical Center San Diego. “There is a powerful sense of mission and of duty at this school that’s obvious in the student body. It’s obvious […]

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Pictured: Children at a Muscular Dystrophy Summer Camp in California. By MD 2020 Candidate Brittni Kam Please Help Us Save Camp! For the past 20 years, there has been an annual Summer Camp on Oʻahu’s North shore for kids with neuromuscular diseases. This used to be sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), but unfortunately […]

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