Workshop for Student


Summer Medical Education Institute

August 20-24 , 2018


Aloha, greetings from Hawaii!

We would like to invite you to register for an exciting opportunity for international medical students to learn about American medical education.

Teaching methods include highly interactive problem-based learning, communication practice, simulated patient encounters and more!  In addition to the structured learning program, there will also be opportunities to interact with American medical students and faculty in a relaxed learning environment. Participants will experience clinical reasoning and communication skills through state-of-the-art learning techniques and methods.

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By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of problem-based learning.
  • Take a basic history using patient-centered communication techniques and medical English.
  • Perform a basic and systematic physical examination, focused through use of clinical reasoning.


Medical students especially from the Asia-Pacific region from all grades are welcomed to participate. English fluency is not required; however a general command of the English language is recommended.  Knowledge of English medical terms is also helpful.

This workshop is limited to the first 30 registered participants. As space is limited, early registration is encouraged.

SCHEDULE  (To be posted soon.)



Please complete the Registration form and return to Ms. Kori-Jo Kochi by July 23, 2018 (Hawaii Time).


Fax:  +1 (808) 692-1252

Note:  The Travel Information section of the Registration Form may be sent at a later date. 


The fee of $1,000 USD includes tuition, workshop materials, welcome dinner, closing dinner, and transportation to and from the closing dinner. Payment is due by July 30, 2018, Hawaii Time.

Instructions for payment will be arranged with participants via email upon enrollment confirmation.

Please inform Ms. Kori-Jo Kochi if you need a payment extension.

Group Discount:  Schools that send 5 or more participants will be given a group discount. Please inquire about the group discount rate by emailing


Cancellation of participation in the Summer Medical Education Institute will be accepted until July 30, 2018 for a full refund. Cancellations after this date will be eligible for a partial refund only.


July 23, 2018: Registration form due

July 30, 2018: Registration payment due

July 30, 2018: Last day to cancel registration in order to receive a full refund


Participants are responsible for their own lodging.  We recommend staying in the Ala Moana/Waikiki areas, which are very accessible to the JABSOM campus.

Past participants have stayed at the following lodgings:

Ala Moana HotelCoconut Waikiki HotelMaile Sky Court Hotel
Ambassador HotelotelEquus HotelOhana Waikiki West
Aqua Aloha SurfHawaiian Monarch HotelPagoda Hotel
Aqua Waikiki PearlIlima HotelRamada Plaza
Castle Hokele SuitesIsland Colony HotelRoyal Grove Hotel
Waikiki Gateway HotelWaikiki Sand Villa Hotel

A few helpful websites:

Room Sharing:

Participants interested in room sharing during the workshop should indicate their interest on the Registration Form.

Room sharing is a great way to save on lodging expenses. In the United States, room occupancy rates are generally not charged per person, therefore occupants are able to divide the room cost.

If interested in room sharing, please email your interest to by July 2, 2018.

Please visit our Travel Information page for more travel to Hawaii information.

Information for Visa Waiver Program Country Participants

Participant countries in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to the United States must register and pay a fee through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization.  This process can be completed online:

To check if your country is a participant in the Visa Waiver Program, please click on this link to visit the U.S. Department of State website: