Frequently Asked Questions
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
*As of 5/13/2020:
We do not typically accept online lab courses, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JABSOM will accept online lab courses from Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 until further notice. Online lab courses may be used towards fulfilling prerequisite requirements for General Biology, General Physics, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry as outlined here in the Admissions Requirements section.
If you have a question about whether the course meets the requirements, you can email us a copy of your course syllabus for review.
JABSOM Admissions will answer any questions regarding the admissions process for the MD program or clarification on science prerequisite courses. Please visit the Admissions Requirements page for more information.
APPLY TO JABSOM
Please submit all letters through AMCAS using one of their acceptable forms of receipt. Most applicants submit between 4 and 6 letters of recommendation, however, AMCAS will allow you to submit up to 10 letters of recommendation. For more information, please refer to the Secondary Application section in the Admissions Process page.
Applicants will go through three interviews:
- Video Interview Tool for Admissions (VITA)
- One assigned interview with a clinical or basic science faculty, physician, JABSOM alumni, member of the medical community or fourth-year medical student
- Final interview with the Director of Admissions
To take a Virtual Tour, please visit the Campus Tours page.
RESIDENCY FOR APPLICATION & TUITION PURPOSES
In addition, whether you are an adult or minor, you must not have been claimed as a dependent for tax purposes by your parents or court-ordered guardians for the calendar year in question if they are not legal residents of Hawaiʻi. For more information regarding Hawaiʻi residency requirements for tuition purposes, visit the UH Mānoa Hawaiʻi Residency page.
The Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program (DMEAP)
Revised: June 2020
At this time, there are no further updates on the Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program. Updates will be posted immediately on the JABSOM and UH Mānoa websites.