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John A. Burns School of Medicine

in cooperation with University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Summer Sessions


June 26-30, 2017
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kakaʻako Medical Education Building
(651 Ilalo Street, Honolulu)

Imagine learning about a patient with chest pain…placing a stethoscope in your ears, listening to a heartbeat…and figuring out the cause. Imagine holding a human heart in your hand. Imagine that the heart of a computerized manikin (which looks very human) stops suddenly, and you’re responsible for getting it to beat again!

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In this course, you’ll have access to a medical school environment with learning opportunities usually unavailable to anyone other than medical students and physicians. The John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) is Hawaiʻi’s only medical school and currently is ranked in the top 75 medical schools by U.S. News & World Report.

At the end of this one-week program, through gross anatomy laboratory demonstrations, clinical skills laboratories, computerized manikin simulations, and standardized patient interactions, you will be able to:

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  • describe the epidemiology, signs and symptoms, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses common in Hawaiʻi;
  • perform basic clinical skills such as measuring vital signs and listening to the heart and lungs with stethoscopes; and
  • interview and counsel patients.

Now imagine how inspired you’ll be to pursue a career in healthcare with these hands-on and engaging learning experiences led by highly distinguished teachers!

For:  Students in grades 9 through 12
Fee:  $500

Damon Sakai

About the Lead Instructor
Damon Sakai is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine. He is an active teacher within the medical school and has received teaching awards from both medical students and residents. He is a recipient of the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching, the highest teaching honor awarded by the University of Hawaiʻi.

Watch the 2013 JABSOM Science in Action class in action!

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 21 – June 29, 2018
  • Summer 2
    July 2 – August 10, 2018
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 21 – August 10, 2018

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 13
    UHM Continuing
    March 14
    New or Visiting
    March 20

Questions? Contact Us

UHM Outreach College

Sinclair Library 310

2425 Campus Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221