ISLAND-STYLE RESIDENCY: Big group staying here at home!

We are proud of ALL our MD Candidates who matched into residency programs on March 21, 2014. But there’s a special excitement here at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) when we learn so many are staying right here at home to begin their careers training in JABSOM’s Hawai`i Residency Programs, Inc.

This JABSOM group of 25 includes five who are doing their “Transitional Year” of training here before moving on to complete their graduate training in specialties we don’t yet offer in the Aloha State, including Radiology, Anesthesiology and Dermatology. The others will get to stay for all of their training in Obstetrics-Gynecology and Women’s Health, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Family Medicine. As they begin their careers as MDs on July 1, 2014, they will be joined by MDs from around the world who also matched into one of Hawai`i’s training programs.

There are nine residency training areas JABSOM supervises: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, OB-GYN, Pathology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery and Transitional Year.

Jeremy Stone, member of the Class of 2014, matched at his first choice: the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he will train in Neurological Surgery.

Jeremy Stone, member of the Class of 2014, matched at his choice: the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to train in Neurological Surgery.

The entire JABSOM Class of 2014 graduates on May 17, 2014, the new MDs celebrate their Convocation the following day, May 18.

In the months leading up to today, each student has interviewed at multiple post-graduate training programs, making a list of the top three places they’d like to launch their careers as MDs while training further in a specialty. Every one of the post-MD training programs in North America has also made their lists of who they would hope to accept into their programs. A computer matches the students with the programs on this single emotion-filled day called “Match Day.”

Hawai`i’s partnership to train MDs
The residency training programs in Hawai`i are a partnership with the key training sites where students learn at the patient’s bedsides in their 3rd and 4th years of medical school; and where their post-MD training as residents is centered. Those main sites include The Queen’s Medical Center (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pathology), the Hawai`i Pacific Health hospitals including Kap`iolani Medical Center (Pediatrics, OB-GYN Women’s Health), Kuakini Medical Center (Geriatric Medicine) and Wahiawā General Hospital (Family Medicine).

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