University of Hawaii - Manoa (Burns)

Address

Office of Admissions / John A. Burns School of Medicine / 651 Ilalo Street / Honolulu, HI USA 96813

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
69
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Public
Year Founded
1965
US News Rank - Research
62
US News Rank - Primary Care
56
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
$$$$
Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
< 1M

Getting In

Median GPA
3.82
Median MCAT
513
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()

Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
Yes
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Late
Secondary Fee
$0
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics ('22 - '23)

1. Describe a personal experience that has demonstrated your resilience. What did you learn from that experience that may help you manage similar situations in the future? (600 words)

2.  Please select ONE of the three questions below: (600 words)

a) Discuss a time you tried to right a perceived wrong, felt moved to speak up for someone, or took a stand against a situation you felt was unjust.

b) Describe a situation that demonstrates that you are a person of integrity.

c) Describe a challenging situation in which you did not agree with a directive/rule and how you handled this.

3. Describe any personal connection to JABSOM and/or Hawaii and the Pacific that you may have. If you do not have a personal connection to JABSOM and/or Hawaii, please describe your interest in attending JABSOM. (600 word limit)

4. If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program. (600 word limit)

Essay Topics ('21 - '22)

1. How will your background and experiences contribute to the diversity at the John A. Burns School of Medicine? (600 words)

2. Describe a personal experience that has demonstrated your resilience. (600 words)

3. Describe any personal connection to JABSOM and/or Hawaii and the Pacific that you may have. (600 words)

OPTIONAL ESSAY(S)

1. If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program. (600 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

A) Describe in detail how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted you. (600 word limit)

B) Describe a personal experience that has demonstrated your resilience. (600 word limit)

C) Describe any personal connection to JABSOM and/or Hawaii and the Pacific that you may have. (600 word limit)

D) If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program. (600 word limit) Optional

Essay Topics ('19 - '20)

600 words

How will becoming a John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM educated physician allow you to achieve your long term goals?

Describe a personal experience that demonstrated your resilience.

Describe any personal connection to JABSOM and/or Hawaii and the Pacific that you may have.

(OPTIONAL) If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program.

Essay Topics ('18 - '19)

*No assigned word limit

A. Describe succinctly the important experience(s) in your life which began the process that motivated you to enter the career of medicine.

B. Please explain why you are applying to the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.

C. If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program.



Essay Topics ('17-'18)

A. Describe succinctly the important experience(s) in your life which began the process that motivated you to enter the career of medicine.

B. Please explain why you are applying to the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.

C. If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program.



Essay Topics ('16-'17)

A. Describe succinctly the important experience(s) in your life which began the process that motivated you to enter the career of medicine.

B. Please explain why you are applying to the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine.

C. If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program.

There are no assigned character limits but each prompt provides about one page of space.



Essay Topics ('15-'16)

Describe the important experience(s) in your life which you feel began the process that motivated you to enter the career of medicine.

lease explain why you are applying to University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.

If you are a re-applicant to JABSOM, please complete the following additional essay. Describe what efforts you have made to further improve your application to the MD Program.



Essay Topics ('14 - '15)

A. Describe succinctly the important experience(s) in your life which began the process

that motivated you to enter the career of medicine. (Please Type)

B. Please explain why you are applying to the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School

of Medicine. (Please Type)



Essay Topics ('13 - '14)

A. Describe succinctly the important experience(s) in your life which began the process

that motivated you to enter the career of medicine. (Please Type)

B. Please explain why you are applying to the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School

of Medicine. (Please Type)

There isn't a character limit, but the answers need to fit in a pre-created text box in a pdf file. It's about 3/4 of a page in length.

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