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JABSOM Ranked #19 in the U.S. in 2016 US News Rankings

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Primary Care a Top 20 Standout in US News Rankings

We wanted you to be the first to know that the 2016 "Best Medical Schools in the U.S." list is out, and the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawai`i is ranked #19 in Primary Care. This is the highest ranking in the annual U.S. News & World Report list we've ever achieved, capping several years of a steady upward tick in our numbers. Our Research ranking also went up, into the top 75 at #74.

“Since JABSOM was founded 50 years ago, the school has delivered tremendous value to our community," said Dean Jerris Hedges. "JABSOM gives local students the opportunity to get a professional degree, its graduates provide much of the medical care in Hawai`i, and research at JABSOM now attracts millions each year that flow into the local economy. We are so grateful to our hard-working faculty (including 1,203 volunteer MD faculty), our students, staff, our alumni, and our partners in health at the major medical centers throughout the state. We also enjoy significant support from Governor David Ige, members of the Hawai`i State Legislature, our University `ohana and the citizens of Hawai`i, and we want to express to them our deeply felt mahalo,” said Hedges.

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The UH medical school finishes at the top of some other significant lists:

• For the last three years, JABSOM has ranked #1 in National Institutes of Health research awards among community-based public medical schools (i.e., public medical schools without a university hospital).

• JABSOM is ranked #1 in the nation by the Association of American Medical Colleges in retention of combined MD and Resident alumni practicing in-state.

• In 10 out of the past 11 years, JABSOM second-year students have out-scored the national average on the US Medical Licensing Exam. About 90% of our MD students are kama`aina.

Pictured: Office of Medical Educatin Directors past and present. Lleft to right, Associate Dean for Medical Education Richard Kasuya, MD, Les Tam, MD, and Damon Sakai, MD (current OME director). Seated in front is Alex Anderson, MD

The John A. Burns School of Medicine

Attaining Lasting Optimal Health for All, ALOHA, for 50 years.