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Medical Student Electives

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The Pediatric Department at the University of Hawai‘i and the Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children invites you to join us for 2 or 4 week rotations in: 

Ambulatory Pediatrics – Experience outpatient clinics with a Pacific Islander population 

Adolescent Medicine – Community based experience with at-risk youth

Cardiology – Inpatient and outpatient evaluation/treatment of neonatal, child, and adolescent cardiovascular problems  

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics – Clinic based rotation serving children with developmental and behavioral challenges 

Genetics – Inpatient and outpatient evaluation and treatment of children with proven or suspected Genetic disease

Hematology – Tertiary referral center for inpatient and outpatient care of children with malignant and hematologic disease

Infectious Disease – See a great variety of common and unusual inpatient and outpatient infectious diseases

Rheumatology – Outpatient and inpatient care of patients with rheumatologic problems, many unique to our multi-ethnic population

Inpatient Wards Sub-Internship – Gain intern levelexperience in a primary and tertiary care setting serving Hawai‘i and the entire Pacific  

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Sub-Internship – Provide intern level care in a busy 50 bed tertiary care NICU (which serves the entire Pacific Rim) 

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Sub-Internship – Evaluate children in a busy ED seeing everything from “Bread and Butter” pediatric problems to serious and exotic cases 

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Sub-Internship – The PICU team provides critical care support to the sickest of patients

Applying for Electives in the Department of Pediatrics

Our goal is to accommodate each applicant’s desire to do an elective in the Department of Pediatrics. Contact: Rachel Taclas, Elective Coordinator, for more information/any questions pertaining to the elective and to discuss which rotation is right for you.  Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Medical Students from Liason Committee of Medical Education (LCME) accredited US and Canadian medical schools need to apply via the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) . This application process was designed to streamline senior away electives by reducing paperwork, miscommunication, and time. Once the VSAS is completed then, students will be contacted by the Department of Pediatrics to schedule your elective.  Expected time frame from VSAS completion to notification is approximately 2 weeks.

If medical student applicants are not part of the list above or are from osteopathic medical schools, please contact:
Jessica Warmoth
Office of Student Affairs, MEB
University of Hawai’i John A. Burns School of Medicine
651 Ilalo Street, MEB, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813-5534
Phone (808) 692-1005
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