MAHALO to physicians who turned out for “Career Night 2012”

Mahalo to Career Night host Dr. Wendell Foo and all the other physicians who came to the University of Hawai’i’s medical school on February 21 to give our students an “insider” perspective of what the life of a doctor is really like.

Dr. Wendell Foo, Career Night Founder

During Career Night, co-sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) Office of Student Affairs (OSA), our students met one-one-one with specialists in fields from anesthesiology to urology “to learn the pro’s and con’s of working in those fields,” according to Jacques Ambrose,  AAMC/OSA event student chairman.  Many of the students who attended Career Night were  first and second year students, for whom a decision about which specialty they will pursue in training after they graduate is approaching fast. They need to apply to post-graduate programs during their fourth year of medical school.

Honolulu anesthesiologist Dr. Foo, JABSOM Class of 1976, has served as host of JABSOM’s Career Night for the past 11 years.

Career Night 2012 participants, photo by Jacques Ambrose, MS2 and AAMC-OSR Chair for the AAMC/OSA Career Night

Pictured, top, at Career Night 2012: (From left to right) Dr. Alan Lum, Nephrology; Dr. Mary Kay Montgomery, Emergency Medicine; Dr. Kurt Edwards, Trauma Surgery. Below, all the MD participants.

Also see our related story, “Video: Students’ Perspective of Career Night”.


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