Ka Leo: JABSOM Tuition Increases May Worsen Doctor Shortage

Ka Leo, the student newspaper at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, reports in its May 25 issue that many students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) come from households with modest incomes.

The paper reports findings from research by the Association of American Medical Colleges, which found the parents of JABSOM students have the lowest median income among all U.S. medical schools.  The median income, listed at $85,000, shows that annual in-state tuition (going to just over $29,000 per year next month) is a significant sacrifice for these families. (Tuition at JABSOM after 2011-2012 has not been set yet by the University of Hawai’i Board of Regents.)

Read more in the Ka Leo article

Our picture shows four of our newest MDs, at Convocation on May 15, 2011: Dr. Martin Ishikawa of Wahiawa, Dr. Richard Huang of Honolulu, Dr. Sara Grimes of Honolulu and Dr. Spring Golden of Kahalu’u.