Long Lives, Short Lives: Why Are There Stark DIFFERENCES Among Hawai`iʻs People?

The University of Hawai`i’s multidisciplinary research into why some of Hawai`i’s residents live the longest while others struggle to get beyond their 50’s will continue under the leadership of John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges, MD. The $15.4 million, five-year renewal comes on the heels of a successful foundation laid in the […]

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Why are Medical Students in My Room?

One day they’re in a classroom, the next day they’re in your hospital room or clinic, following your doctor around. How do we get our third-year medical students ready to take in all the activity that happens in a real health care setting? Well, patients throughout the state certainly help us, by allowing our students […]

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Enduring Gift Creates Endowed Chair (Video, Photos)

A generous gift has created the first endowed chair in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health (OB-Gyn) at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. The gift acknowledges the excellence of the department, and it comes from the heart. It is an investment in the University of Hawai`i medical school by Professor Emeritus […]

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MEET our new MD Residents and Learn More About What Doctors Do After Med School!

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and several major medical centers in Hawai`i cooperatively conduct residency (post-MD graduate medical education) programs and post-residency fellowships. In the embedded video, meet some of our newest Residents, who are on the job, being supervised by JABSOM Faculty. To link directly to the video, click HERE. Read […]

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Video: Celebrating New Native Hawaiian MDs in the Old Hawaiian Way

An important mission of the University of Hawai`i medical school is to nuture and educate physicians of Native Hawaiian Ancestry, because their ranks are small compared to the Native Hawaiian population of our state. Last month, new Native Hawaiian students graduating from JABSOM–Akolea Ioane, Sara Ku`ulei Miles, and Kenneth Ortiz–were celebrated at a Kīhei Ceremony, […]

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Happy Holiday Season!

We are thankful for our physicians, the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s 1203 volunteer clinical faculty, our awesome doctors-to-be and MD Resident Trainees and all our health care colleagues. And for the support we receive from Hawai’i’s people while training the next generation of healers. And you, you too, Association of American Medical Colleges […]

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MAHALO: Dean’s Circle Honors Scholarship Donors

It isn’t cheap or easy to become a doctor. The median educational debt of MD program students at the University of Hawai`i medical school is $134,000 when they graduate. And after graduation, they face years of relatively low-paying work ahead as MD Residents, entry-level doctors who treat patients under the supervision of faculty as they […]

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GIVING: The Will J. Henderson Aloha Fund will be Awarded Annually to Every First-Year Medical Student

President emeritus of The Queen’s Medical Center (1960-1986), and key player in the establishment of a four-year medical school in Hawai‘i, Will J. Henderson F.A.C.H.E., M.H.A., B.A. is now nurturing future physicians. Henderson has established the Will J. Henderson Aloha Fund at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine to […]

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UH Mānoa and UH Med Journalism Student WINS LabTV Award for Profile of JABSOM Scientist

Amanda Shell followed Dr. Angel Yanagihara into the pitch-black waters off Waikīkī at three in the morning, and her effort paid off. She has been named one of 12 semi-finalists in the Second LabTV Tribeca National Video Awards Contest, winning a $500 cash award. Shell’s achievement is akin to a rookie baseball player knocking the […]

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