“To whom much is given, much is expected”–Dean Hedges shares a personal story in remarks to the White Coat Class

E komo mai. It is my kuleana to serve as Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine. In a former life, I grew upon on a farm in rural Washington State, attended public schools and practiced emergency medicine for 30+ years. I am humbled to welcome the families, supporters, friends, and distinguished guests to this event […]

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Dean’s Charge to the Class at White Coat 2012

Class of 2016, congratulations – you are now part of the medical school’s `ohana. This charge to the class at our white coat ceremony has been traditionally given by Judge James Burns, former President of the Friends of the Medical School, and son of the second governor of our great state after whom the School […]

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Where our newest MD students went to high school, college

Twenty three of our first-year students entering their MD studies at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) graduated from Hawai`i’s public high schools. They include three students each from Roosevelt High School and Waiākea High School. Aiea High School was home to two students, as were Moanalua High School and Pearl City High […]

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