STRONG SHOWING: 11 neighbor islanders are in the entering MD class at the University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine

The Hawaiʻi statewide physician shortage is the most severe on our neighbor islands. We are happy to introduce you to the eleven new members of the incoming MD Class (the Class of 2016) who have neighbor island ties, with their high schools listed as well.

Charles A. Peebles (Konawaena HS), Scarlett C. Johnson (Hawai`i Preparatory Academy), Karra S. H. Imoto (Kamehameha Schools), Tara M. Reed (Waiākea HS), Brian C. Imada (Honoka`a HS), Liang Wang (Waiākea HS), Chih Wei Chang, (St. Josephʻs HS),  Casey Yamashita, (Waiākea HS)

Randi Olds, (Kaua`i, attended Kamehameha)

Rafael J. Oania (Seabury Hall) and Melissa H. Corson (Saint Anthony Jr-Sr HS)











See where all our entering class members attended high school and college in a story at MEET THE CLASS.
See at video report about the first week of school for the new class at FIRST WEEK.

And finally, read about our new “ALL-iPAD” curriculum, at


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