Imi Ho'ola "graduates" seven more aspiring physicians
UH Manoa program nurtures aspiring physicians from disadvantaged backgroundsUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dir of Communications, Office of Dean of Medicine
Dr. Nanette Judd, (808) 692-1029
Executive Director, Imi Ho'ola, Native Hawaiian Health, JABSOM
- 40 percent of “Imi Ho‘ola” graduates are Native Hawaiians.
- 61 percent are now practicing medicine in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.
- 73 percent are in the critical shortage field of primary care medicine.
Said program Executive Director Dr. Nanette Judd, “My greatest reward is witnessing the success of Imi Ho‘ola graduates who are now in practice in rural and underserved communities of Hawai‘i.”
JABSOM recently announced that, in the coming year, Imi Ho‘ola will expand to include more students. “We are very committed to providing more physicians to battle an ongoing physician shortage,” said Dr. Jerris Hedges, dean of JABSOM. “Imi Ho‘ola supports strengthening and diversifying the state’s physician work force.
The completion ceremony for Imi Ho‘ola begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 4, in the Medical Education Building Auditorium at JABSOM’s Kaka‘ako campus, 651 Ilalo Street. For additional info about Imi Ho‘ola, see http://jabsom.Hawaiʻi.edu/jabsom/admissions/special.php.
For more information, visit: http://jabsom.hawaii.edu/jabsom/admissions/special.php.