The University of Hawaiʻi, UH Mānoa, the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the Hawaiʻi Residency Programs signed an agreement on June 21, 2012 to define and improve the governance structure and organization of federally-accredited graduate medical training in Hawaiʻi.
JABSOM and HRP will partner to establish a Council on UH Graduate Medical Education, which will allow for systemwide and strategic program planning in a single collaborative body. On July 1, Professor Naleen Andrade will assume the post of designated institutional official at JABSOM.
The board of directors of HRP, a non-profit organization, is comprised of JABSOM and representatives Queen’s Medical Center, Hawaiʻi Pacific Health, Kuakini Medical Center and Wahiawā General Hospital, which partners with the medical school in training post-graduate physicians in more than a dozen medical specialties or subspecialties.
Between the students studying to earn their degrees and the physician’s training to obtain their specialty or subspecialty training, JABSOM oversees the medical education of more than 500 health professionals per year in Hawaiʻi.