Where our newest MD students went to high school, college

Twenty three of our first-year students entering their MD studies at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) graduated from Hawai`i’s public high schools. They include three students each from Roosevelt High School and Waiākea High School. Aiea High School was home to two students, as were Moanalua High School and Pearl City High School. Others attended Kaimuki High School, Mililani High School, Honoka`a High School, Kaiser High School, Kalaheo High School, Konawaena High School, Radford High School, McKinley High School and Kapolei High School.

In the private school category, itʻs usually a closer race between Punahou School and Iolani School, but this year 17 of our entrants are buff-n-blue. Iolani School gave us six, three graduated from Kamehameha Schools and one each from Sacred Hearts Academy, Saint Andrews Priory, Saint Anthony High School, Saint Joseph’s High School, Seabury Hall, Maryknoll High School and Hawai`i Prepartory Academy. Eight of our students graduated from high schools in Montana, Oregon, California, Utah, Canada and Guam.

The colleges our MD Class of 2016 attended before medical school are all over the map. They include: University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, Hawai`i Pacific University, Chaminade University, Amherst College, Boston University, Brigham Young University at Provo, Creighton University, University of Pennsylvania, Scripps College, Swarthmore College, Loyola Marymount University, Occidental College, Lewis and Clark College, Harvard University, Carlton College, Gonzaga University, Yale University, University of Oregon, Boston University, UCLA, UC-Davis, -Berkeley, -Irvine, -Santa Clara, -San Diego and -Santa Cruz, University of Southern California, University of Denver, University of Nevada, University of Southern California, University of Redlands, Pacific University, Pepperdine University, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington, Carleton College, Northwestern University, Pomona College, University of San Francisco, McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario. Whew! The NCAA football season could get very complicated around JABSOM! One thing we can all agree on: “Go ‘Bows…er, Warriors!”

Our featured image is of Janelle Otsuji, surrounded by some of the Class of 2016. Janelle attended Kapi`olani Community College along her way to JABSOM.

Many, many thanks to JABSOM registrar Marilyn Nishiki for the schools roundup!

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