Workshop for Student

Summer Medical Education Institute

August 19-23, 2024



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.

Information on this website will be updated periodically so please visit this again in the near future.

If required by state or institutional public health restrictions at the medical school at the time of the workshop, this program may be cancelled at any time or modified to an entirely virtual workshop.



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.



Sample Schedule To be updated.



Please complete the Registration Form and return to Ms. Kori-Jo Kochi by July 26, 2024 (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 August 2, 2024 (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 by emailing



Cancellation of participation in the Summer Medical Education Institute will be accepted until August 2, 2024 (Hawaii Time) for a full refund. Cancellations after this date will be eligible for a partial refund only.



  • July 26, 2024: Registration form due
  • August 2, 2024: Registration payment due
  • August 2, 2024: 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 lodging:

Ala Moana Hotel Hilton Garden Inn Pagoda Hotel
Ambassador Hotel Waikiki Beach Ramada Plaza
Aqua Aloha Surf Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach Royal Grove Hotel
Aqua Waikiki Pearl Ilima Hotel White Sands Hotel
Castle Hokele Suites Island Colony Hotel Waikiki Gateway Hotel
Coconut Waikiki Hotel Maile Sky Court Hotel Waikiki Sand Villa Hotel
Equus Hotel Ohana Waikiki Malia Lincoln Hall at the East-West Center
Hawaiian Monarch Hotel    

A few helpful websites:


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 visit the U.S. Department of State website.