Our department at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) was established in 1992. The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) set a goal of having both a required third year FP clerkship and the only civilian Family Medicine residency in the state by 1994. It was accomplished in July of that year. There are many community faculty that provide teaching sites for our medical students. The Physician Center at Mililani and Wahiawa General Hospital are the primary residency teaching sites. The department chairman is Allen Hixon, MD.