Medical Education

Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence (NHCOE)

NHCOE is funded through state, federal, and private funds and focuses on:

Enhancing the performance of Native Hawaiian medical students by offering support for USMLE board preparation and collaboration with JABSOM retention efforts;

Developing the research and teaching skills of Native Hawaiian faculty by offering one- to two-year fellowships;

Addressing information resources by developing Native Hawaiian health resources, cultural competency, and curricula through conferences and workshops;

Offering an elective for first year medical students on introducing research and topics of Native Hawaiian health issues;

Promoting student training in rural areas by serving as a resource for students choosing to do electives in rural Native Hawaiian communities; and

Developing a competitive applicant pool through active involvement in the establishment of collaborative efforts with colleges and high schools to develop programs aimed at increasing the numbers of Native Hawaiian medical students.

For more information on NHCOE, visit our website.