The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) will soon be welcoming 72 candidates, the largest class size in a decade under the leadership of Dean Jerris Hedges.

medical students wearing scrubs and gloves

The Class of 2022 includes residents from Waiʻanae, ʻEwa Beach, Kalihi and Guam.

Before the new students begin their journey at JABSOM, the newly graduated Class of 2018 shared some important lessons with the incoming class.

“Work hard, be humble and don’t forget the help that you’ve been given,” said Leimomi Kanagusuku of Waiʻanae, who is completing her residency training in the UH Family Medicine Program.

Among the new doctors’ snippets of counsel to the incoming class: encouragement through long nights of studying, cherishing the lifelong friendships they’ll make and never forgetting to thank the people who have been rooting for their individual success since day one.

—By Deborah Manog Dimaya