The Burns School Of Medicine

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John A. Burns School of Medicine
1. Background Information
The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) opened in 1965 with only a two-year program for basic medical sciences. In 1973, it began to offer a four-year degree granting program. It began as the Le‘ahi Hospital, and Hawai‘i’s Governor at the time and namesake of the school, John A. Burns decided to turn it into a medical training facility. Governor Burns set a foundation for the goals and philosophies of this now community-centered medical school.
2. Admissions Info
Students applying to JABSOM should have completed course work in the areas of general biology, molecular and cell biology, general chemistry, biochemistry, general physics, and organic chemistry. JABSOM’s classes are usually from socially, educationally, or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Students are recommended to have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service, especially in Hawai’I and the U.S. - Affiliated Pacific Islands. Applicants from these backgrounds are also given strong preference. An applicant is required to have a baccalaureate degree. They must also apply to JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE through AMCAS. Separate from the AMCAS application, they must also apply to ‘Imi Hol’ōla Post-Baccalaureate Program. The applicant must have taken the MCAT within 3 year of date of matriculation into medical school.
3. Curriculum
The MD Program is a four-year program, including a two-year preclinical portion preceding two years…
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