Exiting Residents & Fellows

Please see your Program Administrator (preferably 30 days prior) for a checklist of items to be completed prior to leaving the program.


If you, or you and your dependents, are enrolled in one of HRP’s HMSA health plans, that plan’s coverage ends with your employment. If you are concerned about not having another plan in place when you leave us but would like to have health insurance, there are a few solutions.

COBRA continuation of the HMSA plan for up to 18 months.

Coverage through a spouse’s employment – if a spouse currently has a health plan and/or is eligible to enroll, he/she may be able to enroll you in the plan due to your upcoming loss of coverage.

The Affordable Care Act provides another alternative to obtain health care coverage.

In June, you will receive COBRA information and election forms sent to your home so you and your dependents can make decisions on whether or not to elect continuation.

If you have any questions or need to change your address, please contact Casey Adams, HRP Human Resources:
phone (808) 586-2889.
Email: cadams@hawaiiresidency.org


  • To access the HRP consent form and instructions, click here.
  • To access additional verification information, click here.

Preparing for Your Transition out of Residency

If you have any questions, please contact your Program office or the HRP Main Office at 808-586-2890.

Hawaii Medical Board (HMB) Permanent Licensure

State of Hawaii Narcotics Enforcement Division (NED)

Federal DEA – Form 224

Hawaii Controlled Substance Registration

Medical Staff Privileges

At the start of your last year in training, contact the following obtain Medical Staff privileges to obtain applications and inquire of deadlines:

Specialty Board Certification Exams

Be mindful of deadlines since additional fees are assessed for late applications. A permanent license is required to sit for most Board Exams (or at least be in processing stage). Your program will provide more specific instructions for specialty certification. If an exam is taken while still in residency, please plan well in advance with your program for the scheduling.

Family Medicine https://www.theabfm.org/become-certified/why-become-certified
December registration starts for April exam. (deadline March 1st)
July registration for November exam. (deadline mid or late Sept.)

Internal Medicine https://www.abim.org/certification/exam-information.aspx
December registration starts for August exam. (deadline mid-April.)

Ob-Gyn https://www.abog.org/specialty-certification/overview
Qualifying Exam — January registration starts for July exam. (deadline in Feb.)
Certifying Exam — February registration starts for Oct/Nov/Dec exam. (deadline in April)

Orthopaedic Surgery https://www.abos.org/certification-exams/part-i.aspx
Part I Written — October registration starts for July testing (deadline mid-Dec.)

Pathology https://www.abpath.org/
September registration starts for May/June exam. (deadline in Jan.)
February registration starts for October exam. (deadline in May)

Pediatrics https://www.abp.org/content/how-apply-0
January registration starts for October exam. (deadline March 31)
Late registration from April to mid-May.

Psychiatry https://www.abpn.com/become-certified/general-requirements/
November registration starts for September exam. (deadline early Feb.)

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
February registration starts for September exam. (deadline early Feb.)

Addiction Psychiatry

Addiction Medicine https://www.theabpm.org/become-certified/dates-fees/
May registration starts for October exam. (deadline June 30)

Surgery http://www.absurgery.org/default.jsp?examdeadlines
Qualifying Exam — Register by mid-April for July exam. (late deadline mid-May)
Certifying Exam — Register by September 1 for November and March exams.

Insurance Termination and Conversion Options

The benefits that you are currently enrolled in will end when your HRP employment terminates. Information regarding continuation of benefits, premiums, deadlines, and carrier contact information will be mailed to the address listed on your ADP profile. 

Enrollment is very time sensitive. Pay close attention to the deadlines stated in the notices to ensure you do not miss your enrollment period.

Health Insurance
If you are currently enrolled in an HRP medical and/or dental plan, your plan coverage will end on the last day of the month that your employment terminates. You will be eligible to enroll in COBRA. COBRA offers you the option to continue your medical and/or dental health plan(s) for up to 18 months after your HRP coverage ends. 

You may also visit www.healthcare.gov to explore other health plan options.

Life Insurance
The HRP group life insurance will end on the day your HRP employment terminates. You have the option to convert the group life insurance policy. Premiums are customized for you and will be provided by Lincoln Financial Group. Applications and payment of the first premium must be received within 31 days after the life insurance is terminated. Please contact Lincoln Financial Insurance for more information.

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
LTD Insurance will end on the day your HRP employment terminates. You have the option to convert your policy. Eligibility, premium and coverage information will be provided by UNUM.  Applications must be received within 31 days after termination of coverage. Please contact UNUM for more information.

Voluntary Life Insurance (Pacific Guardian Life)
You have the option to continue your current voluntary life insurance coverage on an individual basis. Applications must be received within 31 days after termination. Please contact Pacific Guardian Life for more information.

AFLAC Supplemental Coverage (accident, cancer, hospital, and short-term disability)
You have the option to continue your current AFLAC policies on an individual basis. Application must be received within 30 days of your loss of coverage. Please contact AFLAC for more information.

Loan Repayment Programs