New UH Mānoa TV COMMERCIAL Features Medical School Students

The University of Hawai`i medical school has often been called the “Jewel of UH Mānoa”, and now–along with the other bright stars of the Mānoa Campus, the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is featured in a new commercial spot which will be broadcast during UH Rainbow Warrior, Rainbow Wāhine and other events. The :30 television spot was partly shot here in the Center for Clinical Skills at JABSOM’s Kaka`ako campus.

We’re grateful for the MD student volunteers led by Medical Education Director Damon Sakai, who volunteered to be in the spot. And a mahalo to the Mānoa Marketing Team for including us!

See the spot embedded on our site, or watch it on YouTube directly at

The second new Mānoa commercial features the Yap Family. See it at Network

The text the marketers placed with our spot reads, “UH Mānoa engages in activities that connects with people on all levels, person to person, from individuals to communities, to the rest of the state and the world. UH Mānoa is not just buildings but people, and our location connects us to the rest of the world.”

JABSOM is proud to have trained half of the physicians who are currently treating patients in the State of Hawai`i. Through its medical education and graduate medical education (MD Residency) programs, JABSOM is training 495 future physicians in 2014-2015.

QUALITY: More than 80% of the physicians annually identified as the “Best Doctors in Hawai`i” either trained or teach at the University of Hawai`i medical school.

ECONOMIC IMPACT: JABSOM faculty bring external funding of about $42 million annually into Hawai`i, most of it invested in jobs and services in the islands.

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