A whirlwind July-September unfolds at the John A. Burns School of Medicine

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tina Shelton, (808) 692-0897
Director of Communications, Office of the Dean of Medicine
Posted: Jul 2, 2013

A busy new academic year under way at JABSOM.
A busy new academic year under way at JABSOM.

The third-year medical students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine have just begun the sometimes frantic, always exhausting and extremely beneficial learning experience known as their Clerkship Training. During the next two years for the MD Class of 2015, they will learn by watching faculty work at patients’ bedsides and in examination suites, operating rooms and delivery areas. From crack of dawn morning rounds to medical procedures and bringing new Hawai`i citizens into the world, the third-year medical students will see it all.

The MD interns and MD residents (post-MD trainees from Hawai`i and the world) have begun their duties on-the-job at training partner institutions. Years of 80-hour workweeks being supervised by faculty specialists lie ahead for them.

During the week of July 8, a new Science in Action course featuring high school students gets under way, sponsored by JABSOM and the UH Mānoa Outreach College.

The following week is the arrival of brand-new medical students entering the Class of 2017. They begin a week of orientation on Monday, July 15.

On Friday, July 19, the new class members recite the Oath of Hippocrates and get cloaked in their learning jackets at the White Coat Ceremony at the Kaimukī High School Auditorium.

On July 26, the `Imi Ho`ōla Post-Baccalaureate Program celebrates its 40th anniversary in a special program at the Wai`alae Country Club.

On July 27, it’s the MD Alumni Reunion at the Kaka`ako Campus, as the medical school builds toward its 50th anniversary in 2015. The day includes a CME (Continuing Medical Education) session and the evening “RECONNECT” pūpū and entertainment event on the JABSOM lawn.

On August 9 at 5:30 p.m., the `Imi Ho`ōla Post-Baccalaureat Program welcomes its newest class in an Open House, greeting college graduates from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds or communities who have been chosen to earn admission to medical school through a challenging one-year premed course.

On September 3, the second-year MD students return to JABSOM, bringing the MD student body up to full strength. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take part in Hat Day on that Tuesday (the day after Labor Day), when all will “tip their hats” to the Class of 2016.

For more information, visit: http://jabsom.hawaii.edu