UH seeks to train more doctors, expand medical school to Maui
JABSOM is looking to expand to Maui so medical students can earn a four-year degree closer to home. The $1.4 million budget request includes critical faculty positions that are needed to create a strong base upon which to build further medical training, including possible expansion of some residency rotations to Maui. The proposal is part of UHealthy Hawaiʻi, a UH systemwide initiative to leverage the UH System to improve health and healthcare in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific. Research shows more than 80 percent of doctors who attend medical school and train in-state end up practicing there too.
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Currently, the medical school accepts 77 students per year at its Kakaʻako location. If funding is approved, the proposed cohort on Maui would accrue approximately five to six more students each year.
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