Early Admissions Programs
The Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program for Entering Hawaiʻi Resident Freshman
The Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program for Entering Hawaiʻi Resident Freshman is a joint program offered by The John A. Burns School of Medicine and Undergraduate Programs at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, including: the Honors Program, Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center, ACE Learning Communities, Student Housing Services and the Office of Admissions.
The primary goal of the Doctor of Medicine Early Acceptance Program (DMEAP) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM) is to commit access to the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) to outstanding high school graduates throughout the State of Hawaiʻi who have demonstrated exceptional ability and commitment to pursuing a medical degree. DMEAP prepares students to become exemplary medical students through a quality undergraduate education.
Acceptance into DMEAP signifies a commitment by both JABSOM and the student. JABSOM commits to accepting the student upon entry to UH Mānoa and the student commits to attending JABSOM upon successful completion of their undergraduate degree and DMEAP requirements. Thus, admission to DMEAP precludes applying to other medical schools. A commitment to serve in Hawaiʻi upon completion of medical training is highly desirable.
Admissions to DMEAP cannot be combined with any New Warrior Scholarships or the Mānoa Academic Merit Scholarship.