VIDEO & NEW PHOTO LINKS: Medical school begins for UH Class of 2016

It all begins at the White Coat Ceremony for the incoming medical class at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the Class of 2016.

The entering class, made up of 40 women and 26 men, will study alongside the 200 other students (second, third and fourth-year students) pursuing their MD degrees at JABSOM.

JABSOM also oversees the post-MD medical training of another 250 physicians being supervised during their intern and residency years at Hawai`i’s major medical centers. JABSOM is the overwhelming source of doctors treating patients in the state. About half of the practicing physicians in Hawai`i are graduates of JABSOM, its residency program and/or are on the faculty.

Speaker & Group Photos from the White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2016
Coating & Med Students Posing with Dean, White Coat Ceremony, Class of 2016 (Includes posing pics for the entire MS2016 class and coating pics for most of them.)

Here are some other facts about the entering class:

• This will be the first JABSOM class to use I-Pads for all their course work. Our curriculum has been adjusted to incorporate the Apple tablet computer.

• Average student age is 24. Range of ages is 20-33.

• 58 of the 66 are Hawai`i residents.

• The class has a strong neighbor island presence–11 students: eight are from Hawai`i Island, two from Maui, one is from Kaua`i.

• 83% graduated from Hawai`i high schools (23 public, 32 private).

• The class includes two sets of siblings (brother and sister).

• The public schools with most graduates in the incoming class this year are Waiākea and Roosevelt, with 3 each.

• Fourteen of the 66 have advanced degrees, including 13 holders of Master’s degrees and a PhD.

• 16 attended the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa for their undergraduate studies.

• 61% of the incoming students are women

Our video report is from Dan Meisenzahl and videographer Cliff Watson of the University of Hawai’i Office of External Affairs. Group photo of the class by Tina Shelton.  Photo link pics by Arnold Kameda.

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