University of Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program

Academic Structure Ambulatory care is emphasized throughout the residency and includes:

  • Sixteen weeks of general medicine and subspecialty training in Queen Emma Clinic (QEC)
  • Eight weeks of ambulatory and subspecialty medicine training at the VA Medical Center
  • Three years of Continuity Clinic at one of the following sites: QEC, Waikiki Health Center, Pearl City Medical Associates, and various private physician offices

Inpatient general medicine training occurs over three years and includes:

  • Twenty-four weeks of inpatient medicine during the PGY 1 year, sixteen weeks during the PGY 2 year and sixteen weeks in the PGY 3 year
  • Rotations at Queen's Medical Center (QMC) and Kuakini Medical Center (KMC)
  • Diverse patient population reflective of our Pacific Rim island heritage
  • Experience in both university and community-based models of care
  • Dedicated in-house clinical educators whom are actively involved in resident and student education on a daily basis


Subspecialty focused medicine training takes place during the PGY 2 and PGY 3 years and includes:

  • Required rotations in: cardiology, nephrology, neurology, critical care, geriatrics, quality improvement, and consultative medicine; many of which offer inpatient and outpatient experience
  • A wide variety of electives are available within our Program, on the neighbor islands of Hawai'i, on the mainland and in Pacific Rim countries


  • Faculty are engaged in nationally and locally sponsored research in the basic sciences, clinical trials, health care delivery and medical education
  • Categorical residents are encouraged to complete a scholarly project in their area of interest over three years; many residents complete more than one project to increase their choices of competitive fellowships
  • Residents may do a research elective to complete the majority of the project during that time
  • Funds are available for residents' research efforts
  • Annual awards are given to recognize outstanding research achievements


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