Partnerships – Community

Pictured: Kelly Makino, MD, Family Medicine Residency Program, examines a child at Mililani Physician Center, operated by University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi.

The John A. Burns School of Medicine is a community-based medical school. Collaboration within Hawaiʻi is central to our mission to train students seeking to become physicians and allied health workers, as well as newly-minted physicians working as Residents at our academic training partner institutions to hone their skills in medical specialties and sub-specialties. These are some of our partners:


Community Partners

The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center – The UH Cancer Center in Kakaʻako is one of only 68 research organizations in the country designated by the National Cancer Institute. This affiliation requires stringent and constant evaluation, yet brings the distinction of being recognized among the best cancer research institutions in the world. The UH Cancer Center together with its clinical partners, The Queen’s Medical Center, Hawaiʻi Pacific Health, Kuakini Medical Center and UH Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine form the UH Cancer Consortium, an alliance of the state’s leading healthcare organizations united in our common goal of eliminating cancer through science.

The Daniel K. Inouye School of Pharmacy at UH Hilo – The PharmD program is designed to prepare students for a career as a pharmacist after passing a national board examination and successful completion of licensure requirements in the state where they will practice.

The UH Mānoa School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene – For more than 75 years, the University of Hawaiʻi School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene (SONDH) has prepared future health professionals and leaders for successful careers in the fields of nursing and dental hygiene.

The Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at UH Mānoa is dedicated to providing an educational experience that is anchored in excellence. Challenges and opportunities abound for social workers in a global community that is increasingly more culturally diverse. Its principal responsibility is the creation and transmission of knowledge reflecting the advancement of social work and the achievement of social justice as the “noble cause.”

The Office of Public Health Studies at UH Mānoa houses the academic programs of the Office of Public Health Sciences. Currently the program offers specializations in epidemiology, health policy and management, Native Hawaiian and Indigenous health, and social and behavioral health sciences.

Hawaiʻi Residency Programs, Inc. coordinates the administration of the university-directed residency and fellowship training programs. Hawaiʻi Residency Programs employs all residents and fellows under JABSOM’s Institutional Sponsorship and also acts as a liaison between the programs and the affiliated hospitals.

Castle Medical Centeris the primary health care facility for the windward side of the island of O’ahu. It is a member of a Seventh-day Adventist health care system, Adventist Care.

Hawaiʻi State Hospital is Hawaiʻi’s public hospital dedicated to serving adults with serious mental illnesses and serves as an integral part of the continuum of mental health care statewide. It is the largest inpatient facility dedicated solely to mental health services, and is a major training site for JABSOM’s Department of Psychiatry.

Healthcare Association of Hawaiʻi serves as a unifying voice of Hawaiʻi’s healthcare providers and an authoritative and respected leader in shaping healthcare policy in Hawaiʻi.

Hilo Medical Center is the largest facility in the Hawaiʻi Health Systems Corporation and provides a full range of health care services to the Hawaiʻi Island community.

Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center & Clinic is a component of Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest nonprofit, group-practice health plan and utilizes a team approach to providing high-quality care and service.

Kalihi-Palama Health Center provides preventive and primary outpatient health care in a respectful, caring and culturally sensitive environment.

Kahi Mōhala Behavioral Health – in West Oʻahu is Hawaiʻi’s only freestanding, community-based, not for profit psychiatric hospital; serving individuals and families in Hawaiʻi and throughout the Pacific Rim.

Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, a Hawaiʻi Pacific Health hospital, is the largest hospital in Hawaiʻi specializing in maternity and infant care, and is the only Level III tertiary medical facility of its type in the Pacific Basin. It is the primary training site for the the Departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics-Gynecology and also for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program.

Pali Momi Medical Center, a Hawaiʻi Pacific Health Hospital, is an acute care facility in Oʻahu’s Central-Leeward area and provides care principally for the area’s adult population. Pali Momi is the primary hospital supporter for the JABSOM Family Medicine Residency Program.

Kōkua Kalihi Valley Health Center has a staff of 80 who speak 17 different languages and specializes in offering integrated outpatient services from five locations, three in public housing.

Kuakini Medical Center is a multi-service hospital founded in 1900 by the Japanese community, with special focus on care of the elderly.

Maui Memorial Medical Center provides comprehensive medical care to both urban and rural communities of the island of Maui. It serves as a training site for medical students in the 6L program, as well as those on electives.

Queen Emma Clinics are an affiliate of The Queen’s Medical Center. They strive to provide the highest quality health care and are committed to the education of its health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, and social workers. It is a major training site for residents in the training programs of the Departments of Medicine, Orthopedics, and Surgery.

The Queen’s Medical Center is the largest private hospital in Hawai‘i and the leading medical referral center in the Pacific Basin. It was founded in 1859 by Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV, it is the main trauma center in the Pacific Basin and serves as host to clinical departments including Medicine, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, and Surgery. Queen’s has two hospital locations, one in downtown Honolulu on Punchbowl Street, and another in West Oʻahu.

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific is the only hospital-based acute care medical rehabilitation organization serving both Hawaiʻi and the Pacific Region.

Shriners Hospital for Children is a pediatric hospital at the base of Mānoa Valley, providing comprehensive orthopaedic care to children at no charge.

Spark M. Matsunaga Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the Honolulu campus of the Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care System. The Center and its array of clinics in the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, and American Samoa provide veterans with easy access to health care. It is affiliated for provision of inpatient services with the adjacent Tripler Army Medical Center.

Straub Medical Center , a Hawaiʻi Pacific Health Hospital, is multi-specialty hospital. It houses the sole burn center in Hawaiʻi and serves as a training site for the Internal Medicine and Surgery residency programs.

The Physician Center at Mililani,operated by University Health Partners of Hawaiʻi, is the principal outpatient training site for residents in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. They are also one of the few health providers providing comprehensive primary care services to those underserved patients in Central Oʻahu and the North Shore.

Tripler Army Medical Center is the largest joint services military treatment facility in the Pacific Basin, and shares a campus with the Spark M. Matsunaga Veterans Affairs Medical Center. JABSOM students and residents rotate in a number of Tripler Army Medical Center programs.

Wahiawā General Hospital is a nonprofit facility committed to providing personalized care to Central Oʻahu and North Shore residents.

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