MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The school of medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa received several top rankings among accredited medical institutions this year.
The Association of American Medical Colleges , a nonprofit healthcare association, gave JABSOM several high marks for the success of the school's graduates.
According to AAMC, the John A. Burns School of Medicine outperformed 90 percent of schools in the number of graduates working in the primary care field and in its proportion of women faculty members.
JABSOM is also in the top 25 percent of accredited medical schools whose graduates are practicing medicine in Hawaii, and whose graduates in residency plan on working in family medicine.
"Both the number of students who choose primary care specialties and the number who remain or return to treat patients in Hawaii after completing their training are critical to stemming the growing shortage of physicians in our state," said Dr. Jerris Hedges, JABSOM dean, in a news release.
JABSOM was also deemed one of the best schools for students satisfaction related to diversity, cultural awareness and health disparities. The school leads the nation in its number of graduates of Native Hawaiian and Polynesian heritage.