13

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We do not have specific provisions for internships in the industry at this time as a part of our academic program.

For that information, please refer to the UH Tuition Schedule . Our program falls under Post-Baccalaureate Students: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/records/tuition_fees/

Graduate Division requires that the number of credits per degree be taken regardless of courses taken elsewhere. For example, if six credits have already been taken at another institution satisfying two specific courses in our curriculum, those courses may be waived, but an addition six credits of other coursework must be taken.

The determination as to whether a course taken elsewhere may satisfy the requirements of a course in our program is made by the faculty member that teaches our equivalent course, and requires at least the syllabus and associated materials for consideration.

In general, it is safe to assume that it will be necessary to take all of the courses in our program unless coming from an equivalent clinical research program.

Eligibility of applicants, including International applicants, is subject to the requirements and standards of Graduate Division . Please see their web site for more information:

http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/graduate/content/international-students

1 1/2 to 2 years is typical for coursework and thesis preparation for MS.

Requirements for our program admission are as follows:

  • Acceptance to University of Hawaii Graduate Division is a mandatory prerequisite.
  • Possession of an MD, PhD, DDS, Pharm D, or an MS in an appropriate degree such as Nursing or Social work or Psychology
  • Ability to devote at least 40% time to program studies or to conduct one’s own research study.
  • Mentor requirements are based on the program one is applying to:
    • MSCR students – a mentor must be identified during early stages of the program (within the first 3 months); however, the presence of a mentor when applying will have a significant and positive effect on application scoring.
  • For most applicants who are non-native speakers of English, and have not completed a residency or fellowship in the US , a minimum TOEFL or IELTS English Language Score is required as specified in question 18.

  • Mentor requirements are based on the program one is applying to:
    • MSCR students – a mentor must be identified during early stages of the program (within the first 3 months); however, the presence of a mentor when applying will have a significant and positive effect on application scoring.

No, not at this time. Courses are attended in person at the UH Medical School Kaka’ako campus.

Some examples of appropriate students for the MSCR program may include:

  • Clinicians
  • ECFMG Graduates
  • Medical professionals and scientists with US Domestic or equivalent training

Currently, our program has no funding available to subsidize students during their training in our programs.

Please see UH Graduate Division’s links:

If funding does become available, it would not likely be available for international students as a condition of our federal funding sources.

 

Yes, as distance education is not currently offered for our MSCR program. The only course where occasional remote attendance is permitted via video or conference phone, is the Clinical Research Seminar. Students that would not be available to attend courses at our campus would not be eligible for acceptance to the programs.

Courses are generally offered one day a week, for up to 8 hours. All previous semesters have had class meetings on Thursdays. Students should also be prepared to commit the equivalent of 20 hours per week for research and study.

Due to the way that courses are offered for these programs, as a two year cohort, it is necessary to register for all courses offered each semester. Inability to take courses as they are offered would result in the need to wait until the courses were offered again during the next cohort, up to two years later. It is necessary to maintain enrollment in the program(s) during every semester prior to graduation unless a leave is properly approved. It is important to gain approval for any necessary leave promptly, in order to avoid being dismissed from Graduate Division, which would require re-application and associated fees in order to continue at a later date.

The MSCR program requires a minimum TOEFL or IELTS English Language Score as follows

For most applicants who are non-native speakers of English, and have not completed a residency or fellowship in the US , a TOEFL or IELTS English Language Score is required:

or

    • Internet-based Test Score of 100, with the following minimum section requirements:
      • Reading : 19
      • Speaking: 25
      • Listening: 25
      • Writing: 21

or

      • Computer-based Test Score of 250

or

The address is:

  • 651 Ilalo St., Medical Education Building (MEB), Honolulu, HI 96813

We are located at the:

Parking is available for a fee, in Lot C, adjacent to the corner of Ilalo Street and Forrest Avenue. Do not enter the Pier 1 gate at the end of Forrest Avenue; the lot is to the left on Ilalo Street.

JABSOMmap

View Larger Map

Photo of Lot C Entrance

Photo of JABSOM Medical Education Building (MEB)

Click here to download PDF with Maps and Directions

The GRE exam can be waived in some cases of those with advanced post graduate degrees such as MD.

Apply in Spring for Fall admission. For example, If you wish to apply for Fall 2021, please apply in Spring 2021.

Inquiries and MSCR application forms are welcome at any time before then, although applications to UH Graduate Division should specify the intention of enrolling in a Fall semester. Application to a semester when one cannot enroll results in the need to re-apply, including associated fees.