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FLU SEASON: Vaccine is in the Islands, Time to Get a Shot!

Students are encouraged to come to the University Health Services Mānoa to get a flu vaccination to protect yourself, your friends and family. Flu shots are available by appointment at the University Health Services Mānoa at 1710 East West Road. The vaccines are also available at pharmacies in Hawai`i. Appointments are available from 8:30 a.m. […]

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Why are Those Young Medical Students in MY Hospital 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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DIVERSITY: UH Campuses Take the Top Spots in the US

A little over two years ago, the head of the Association of American Medical Colleges said he believed the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) to be the most diverse medical school in the country. Now, UH campuses have taken the top spots in the  Chronicle of Higher Education 2014 […]

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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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AHEC hosts Health Workforce Job Fair, Summit September 6

By Elizabeth Simon Registration is now underway for the 2014 Hawaiʻi Health Workforce Summit: Building the Future. Presented by The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) on September 6, from 8:45 AM – 5:00 PM at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort in Waikīkī, the free summit provides […]

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Why Volunteer on a MEDICAL MISSION?

By Deborah Manog, UH Med Now Journalist There have been patients who feel like it’s (medical mission) given them a whole new lease on life,” said Dr. Rebecca Sawai, a general surgeon at Kaiser-Permanente. Her first experience volunteering internationally with a medical mission in Tuguegarao City this year reminded her of why she became a […]

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