Molokai’s Own Graduates as Medical Student
UH Manoa News Release
The next stop is the White Coat Ceremony for six graduates of the Imi Ho`ola (“those who seek to heal”) Post-Baccalaureate Program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). One of this year’s graduates is Molokai’s Kaimana Chow of Kaunakakai.
Imi Ho`ola, a program within the medical school’s Department of Native Hawaiian Health, seeks out promising college graduates from under-served communities, offering them a year of intensive preparation for medical school. By completing the training, they earn a place in the next class of MD students.
The 2011 Imi Ho`ola graduates will join 60 other incoming medical students at next month’s White Coat Ceremony on July 22 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, where the entire class will be presented the short white coats, which identify them as medical students.