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Alumni Association of the John A. Burns School of Medicine

The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), named for a visionary Hawai‘i governor, was established in 1965 and has trained more than 4,500 medical doctors through its MD or residency program. Half of Hawai‘i’s practicing physicians are faculty or graduates of JABSOM or its Hawai‘i Residency Programs. JABSOM also trains bioscience, public health, communication sciences and medical technology professionals. For 2012, three of JABSOM’s programs are ranked among the “Best in the U.S.” by U.S. News and World Report, including Geriatric Medicine at #13 in the nation. For more information about JABSOM, please visit jabsom.hawaii.edu/jabsom/.

 Kaka'ako Medical School Campus

Chapter Mission:

Aloha! The John A. Burns School of Medicine Alumni Association aims to unify all physician alumni, establish ties between classes, and promote relationships with the medical students, medical school faculty and staff and the local community. JABSOMAA assists in meeting special needs of the medical students and assists in fundraising efforts and special events for the school including the annual White Coat Ceremony. Join us in making connections with fellow alumni and help us to promote the future of our medical school!

As alumni, you can help in the following ways:

  • Be a class representative
  • Help plan your class reunion or other class events
  • Help host alumni gatherings on the mainland
  • Host students interviewing for residency programs on the mainland
  • Assist with planning events, such as fundraisers or special meetings
  • Assist in celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2015
  • Please contact us if you would like to attend an alumni meeting, assist with alumni/medical school activities, contact classmates, share information or simply ask a question. We look forward to connecting with you!
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