November’s Malamalama, the magazine of the University of Hawai’i, reports on the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Postgraduate Medical Education Program, where 4th year medical students and faculty learn about global health issues firsthand by spending time in healthcare centers across the Pacific and Asia.
The issue also profiles JABSOM Vice Dean Satoru Izutsu, who is the director of the international program.
“Dr. Izutsu’s passion is preparing medical students to serve multicultural communities within the Asia-Pacific rim. His own cultural roots lie in a small plantation village. Adults toiled in sugar cane fields from dawn to dusk and children walked the three miles to school barefoot, rain or shine, but what he remembers most is the sense of community and ʻohana. ‘Children (he says) were loved and nurtured by all.” (Malamalama Nov. 2011)
Dr. Izutsu, recognized as one of UH’s Distinguished Alumni in 1993, is a 1950 Mānoa graduate, has served at JABSOM since 1988.
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