JABSOM Admissions Requirements
Mahalo for your interest in University of Hawaiʻi John A. Burns School of Medicine. We welcome your application and the opportunity to consider you for admission.
JABSOM subscribes to the philosophy that a physician should be broadly educated, able not only to understand and manage the physical part of the human body but also the social, cultural, and psychological components. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to obtain a broad education in the humanities and in the social and behavior sciences, in addition to satisfying the more specific basic science requirements set forth below. Each applicant must meet the minimum requirements.
- Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) must be taken within three years of the anticipated year of matriculation to medical school. Tests taken from January 2019 to September 30, 2021 (May 31, 2021 for Early Decision) will be considered for the 2022 entering class application cycle. Tests taken in October 2021 or later are not valid for the 2022 application cycle. For more information regarding MCAT test dates, click here.
- Must complete 90 college-level semester credit hours (or 135 quarter hours) from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a similarly accredited institution in Canada. Completed coursework to include:
JABSOM Science Prerequisites
The following coursework must be successfully completed prior to matriculation to medical school: (One academic year is equivalent to two semesters or three academic quarters.)
*As of 4/14/2021:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JABSOM will accept online lab courses from 2020 – Spring 2022 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 below:
JABSOM Essential Functions Policy:
Please click on the following link to access the JABSOM Policy on Essential Functions Required for the MD Program for Admissions, Continuation, and Graduation and Disability Accommodation.