MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
I view UHIMRP as an extended family that emphasizes teamwork between our faculty, residents, students, and program staff. We aim to provide exceptional patient care, and to cultivate an optimal learning environment that is characterized by collegiality, shared responsibility, and professionalism.
Hawaii is a special place with rich diversity, and the spirit of Aloha should guide our interactions with patients and colleagues.
Dr. Reid Ikeda
The Program is sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i's John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and multiple community hospitals through Hawai‘i Residency Programs, Inc. Since JABSOM utilizes a Problem-Based Learning Curriculum, our faculty members are skilled in facilitating and encouraging resident learning.
After our last site visit in 2008, UHIMRP received a 6-year maximal accreditation. Subsequently in January 2014, the ACGME Review Committee granted the Program “Continued Accreditation” and commendation for demonstrating substantial compliance with ACGME RRC requirements for Graduate Medical Education without any new citations.
Three-year passing rate of 96%. Our 2013 & 2015 graduating classes had a 100% pass rate on the ABIM certification exam.
Since UHIMRP began in 1975, we have trained hundreds of highly-skilled Internal Medicine specialists. While the strength of UHIMRP has traditionally been its emphasis on General Internal Medicine and Ambulatory Care, our graduates have gone on to a variety of activities, including primary care in Hawai‘i, other parts of the United States and in other countries, fellowships in every subspecialty in programs throughout the country, Hospitalist positions, academic medicine, and research.
Our curriculum fulfills ACGME Competency-based requirements in Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, and Systems-based Practice. With our emphasis on evidence-based medicine, critical appraisal of the literature, and the ongoing need for self-education, our graduates are well-prepared for a spectrum of challenges they will face in their careers.
There are over 80 full and part-time faculty with academic appointments in the Department of Medicine, and approximately 300 board-certified volunteer clinical faculty who work with residents. One of the unique features of Hawai‘i is its multicultural character, which is also true of our residency program, patient population, and faculty. While required ambulatory rotations and inpatient teaching rounds are the responsibility of full-time faculty, we utilize community hospitals and outpatient continuity clinic sites that allow residents to interact with a variety of physicians in practice who are also dedicated faculty. Thus, residents experience a variety of approaches to patient management, as well as the traditional clinical teaching structure of university-associated programs.
Our MISSION is that residents, faculty and staff of UHIMRP will be dedicated to the service of our community in Hawai‘i and the Pacific through education, research and quality patient care.
Our VISION is to become an ‘ohana (family) characterized by teamwork and mutual respect in a supportive learning environment. We envision a future in which we are integrated with the community, responsive and adaptive to change, and internationally renowned for excellence in patient care and the quality of our residents, faculty and medical education.