Author Archive | Tina Shelton

SLIDESHOW: Reconnect 2014 a Roaring Success

By Elaine Evans More than 300 MD alumni and their families (kids of all ages and sizes) came from the mainland, neighbor islands and all over O’ahu to attend RECONNECT 2014, The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) MD Alumni Reunion on July 26 at the Honolulu Zoo. Guided zoo tours, a shave ice […]

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Secret to Better Health: Wash Your Hands!

Preventing re-infections or new illnesses within hospitals is a major emphasis throughout the country. Here at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), faculty helped bring home that message in a video shown to third-year medical students during the “Transition to Clerkship” Week. We thought you’d enjoy the video, and the reminder that washing […]

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AAMC: MORE, Not Less, Graduate Medical Education Needed

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on Tuesday calling for reform of the graduate medical education system. IOM recommendations include altering the way residency programs are funded and instituting accountability and transparency measures. In a statement, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., said, “The IOM’s […]

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CLINICAL TRIAL: Continued Reduction in Development of Diabetes from Lifestyle Intervention

Increasing physical activity has effectively prevented (or delayed) the development of Type 2 diabetes in the 16 years since the beginning of the Hawai`i Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. The successful interventions in the study included people who changed their lifestyles to reduce weight and increase physical activity (the intensive lifestyle, or ILS group) and […]

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VIDEO: Sounds from the White Coat Ceremony

The ceremony to introduce the Class of 2018 to the public — and to celebrate their journey into medicine — was filled with chicken-skin moments, with joy, and with inspirational speech. Our video includes highlights from the ceremony, in which the new MD students are “cloaked” in the waist-length white coats which they will wear […]

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