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Danny M. Takanishi Jr.

Danny M. Takanishi Jr.

Every medical student in the United States must pass the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), which tests the competency of medical students at the end of their second year in medical school (determining whether they are competent to continue into clinical training at patients’ bedsides) and before they can be licensed as MDs.

That fact makes the work of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), a co-sponsor of the USMLE, critically important to the quality of health care in America. The John A. Burns School of Medicine Professor Danny M. Takanishi Jr. was elected to the national examiners board during its 2015 Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Takanishi has also been appointed to (NBME’s) International Oversight Committee for a two-year term.

More on Takanishi

Takanishi is a graduate of the the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, a tenured professor of surgery, associate program director of the General Surgery Residency Program and Liaison Committee on Medical Education Faculty Accreditation Lead for the medical school.

Takanishi’s speciality is surgical critical care, with special expertise in breast diseases, critical care, digestive system abnormalities and sepsis (blood poisoning).

More about the NBME

The membership of the NBME includes representatives from test development committees, national professional organizations and members-at-large representing various interests, including the public. The membership reviews the annual activities of the NBME, provides advice on policy, ratifies the annual operating and capital budgets, and elects at-large members and members of the Executive Board.

For the full story, visit the John A. Burns School of Medicine website.

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