The John A. Burns School of Medicine at University of Hawaii–Manoa Admissions Statistics and Rankings

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

JABSOM trains outstanding physicians & scientists for Hawaii & the Pacific. We select for academic potential, personal attributes such as commitment, community awareness, leadership, interpersonal skills and compassion) and a commitment to serve the people of Hawaii. Our students mirror the rich diversity of our state’s population.

The John A. Burns School of Medicine at University of Hawaii--Manoa

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Satoru Izutsu
Application fee $50
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
November 1 Application deadline
Secondary application required No
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.0 MCAT composite score
11.0 biological
10.0 physical sciences
9.0 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology molecular and cell biology
organic chemistry biochemistry
physics general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./M.P.H.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? No
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? No

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.7:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 191
Part-time faculty 215
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 82
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 31
Full-time faculty in clinical program 109
Part-time faculty in clinical program 184

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $34.1
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 41
Principal investigators (PIs) 31
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 69

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Hawaii State Hospital Straub Hospital
Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children The Queen’s Medical Center
Kuakini Medical Center Wahiawa General Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Preclinical curriculum is primarily Problem Based Learning, which allows students to learn basic & clinical science underlying health/illness thru case-based small group, self directed learning. Clinical years are based in community hospitals and clinics and includes rural medicine. We emphasize evidenced based practice and patient-centered communication. Research opportunities are available.

Medical School Ranking

#80 Best Research
#83 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 34
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $34.1
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $178.56

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 52
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 39.0% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.64
MCAT composite score 10.0
Acceptance rate 12.8% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.7:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 259

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 259
In-state students 86.5%
Minority students 81.9%
Underrepresented minority students 11.2%
International students 2.3%
Non-traditional students 29.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Jodie M. Kuba
Financial aid phone (808) 956-7251

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $29,184 (in-state)
Full-time: $61,464 (out-of-state)
Required fees $650
Room and board $15,322
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $104,000

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 82%
Students receiving loans 72%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 64%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
dermatology pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice radiology – diagnostic
internal medicine surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 39.0% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 31.0%

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