Application Information

Each year, a minimum of 12 Hawaii-based long-term trainees who desire to increase their leadership, clinical and community development skills in screening, diagnosis, treatment, service planning and systems change. Recruitment outreach includes, but is not limited to, disciplines such as: Audiology, Family, Genetic Counselors, Health Administration, Self-Advocates, Family Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Special Education, and Speech Pathology.

In order to be considered for the Hawaii MCH LEND Program, applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria by August 1, 2020:

Minimum Qualifications

  • US citizen or permanent resident visa status
  • Completion of basic clinical training as required in discipline
  • Demonstration of excellence in foundation courses within discipline
  • And either:
    • Academic Trainee: Individual who is in his/her last phase of a graduate or doctoral degree program
    • Community Trainee: Individual who is employed or active in the community

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with individuals with disabilities and/or children with special health care needs and family members
  • Demonstration of career goals to work in the area of maternal and child health with individuals with disabilities and families

Health Clearance and Personal Liability Coverage

  • Please note, health clearance and personal liability coverage is required for Academic and Community Trainees to participate in clinical components of the Program. Once selected, Trainees will be required to submit immunization and malpractice insurance or liability coverage documentation.

The application period for our Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 cohort will begin on January 3, 2020. At that time, please visit this page for the link to our online application form.