University of Hawaii at Manoa John A. Burns School of Medicine Reviews

John A. Burns (Hawaii) Secondary Application


The John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa is a 4-year MD-granting program and the only medical school in Hawai’i. The John A. Burns School of Medicine is a community-based medical school that allows students to interact with a diverse population of people. In addition to their curriculum, JABSOM offers students service-learning and research, as well as international and neighboring-island learning opportunities. They value each student’s wellness and even provide students a well-being handbook. Nearly half of the physicians in Hawai’i were graduates of the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and it is ranked number one by the AAMC for retaining MD and resident alumni.


JABSOM, as part of the fabric of Hawai‘i, is a diverse learning community
committed to excellence and leadership in:
Educating current and future healthcare professionals and leaders
Delivering high-quality healthcare
Conducting research and translating discoveries into practice
Establishing community partnerships and fostering multidisciplinary collaboration
Pursuing alliances unique to Hawaiʻi and the Asia-Pacific region
Acting with forethought regarding right relationships, respect, and moral action. Pono

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Maika’i Loa: Attain Lasting Optimal Health for All (ALOHA).


Campus: Honolulu

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  • - Annual High Temp: 84.5°F

    - Annual Low Temp: 70.7°F

    - Av. Annual Rainfall: 17.13 inch

*US average index is 100


Collaboration, Diversity and Inclusion, Excellence, Innovation and Discovery, Pono

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