The University of Hawai`i John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) MD program has produced more than half of the physicians working in our State. JABSOM’s Family Medicine and Community Health Department contributes to that MD student training. It is also one of the JABSOM/Hawaii Residency Programs which trains newly minted MDs working under supervision at Hawai`i health care centers while they earn board certification and licensure. JABSOM’s Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence reaches out to 2,500 students a year encouraging those from disadvantaged or under-represented communities to consider training for health care professions.
UH Hilo’s Daniel K. Inouye School of Pharmacy is graduating pharmacists. Kapi`iolani Community College has a variety of health programs, from nursing and dental assistant, to surgical technology and physical therapy assistant. Windward Community College has a veterinary assistant and veterinary technology program. Representatives of each of those — and the UH Cancer Center, too — were able to share information about our programs during a UH Day fair at the State Capitol on March 20, 2013. We hope you’ll take a look at the video and see what’s up in health sciences on just some of the University of Hawai`i’s ten campuses.