Enrichment Opportunities

Enrichment opportunities allow students to further enhance their learning and overall knowledge of a particular field of interest. There is a variety of different enrichment opportunities available, both in the United States and abroad. National experiences can provide professional development and show health professional schools that a student is committed to their chosen career path. When these experiences are done abroad, students are able to develop their professional skills as well as enhance their understanding of another culture.

For current enrichment opportunities, click here.

National Enrichment Opportunities

Professional development opportunities allow students to learn about a professional school and the fields of study that they offer. These programs often have a fee but are great opportunities to learn more about a particular school and the field you are interested in. Be sure to double check with each program for deadlines and application requirements.

Professional Development ProgramsHealth ProfessionLocation
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Summer ProgramsAllopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Broadreach CollegeAllopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Veterinary Medicine
Columbia University Summer ProgramsAllopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Veterinary Medicine
Public Health
COPE Health ScholarsAllopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Gap Medics - Shadowing Internships AbroadAllopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
Physician Assistant
Public Health
Keck Graduate Institute Pre-Pharmacy Enrichment Summer ProgramPharmacy Claremont, California
Keck Graduate Institute Summer Explore Health ProfessionMedicine
Physician Assistant
Claremont, California
Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)N/ANational
Teach For AmericaN/ANational
UC Berkeley School of Optometry Opto-CampOptometryNational
University of Colorado Wilderness & Emergency Medicine CourseAllopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago Summer Pharmacy InstitutePharmacyNational
University of Vermont COM Summer Medical School Prep ProgramAllopathic Medicine
Osteopathic Medicine

National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program that allows UH Mānoa students to study at another American university for a fall semester or a full academic year while paying UH Mānoa tuition. Many other universities across the country offer stimulating classes for pre-health students. For more information on NSE, click here.

International Enrichment Opportunities

Study abroad is a valuable cultural enrichment experience for students to broaden their horizons by experiencing different cultures. Cultural competence, or the ability to serve the social, linguistic, and cultural needs of a wide variety of individuals, is becoming an increasingly important quality of a well-rounded health professional. Studying abroad can assist students in cultural immersion and help them to acquire the skills to become excellent healthcare professionals.

The University of Hawai‘i Mānoa Study Abroad Center (UHM SAC) provides study abroad opportunities to countries across the globe. The courses taken at these international universities can be used to fulfill various UH Mānoa requirements, including core major requirements or language requirements.

The universities listed offer courses for students interested in health professions. For more information on other study abroad opportunities, click here.

Semester/Year Opportunities 
DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia Stockholm, Sweden
DSI Study Abroad in ScandinaviaCopenhagen, Denmark
Flinders University of South AustraliaAdelaide, Australia
Lorenzo de’ Medici RomeRome, Italy
University of RoehamptonLondon, England
Summer Opportunities 
DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia Copenhagen, Denmark
University College Dublin Dublin, Ireland
Université Catholique de LilleLille, France

The Mānoa International Exchange (MIX) also provides study abroad opportunities for UH Mānoa undergraduate and graduate students to experience different cultures.

The universities listed offer courses for students interested in health professions. For more information on other study abroad opportunities, click here.

Deakin UniversityMelbourne, Australia
Monash UniversityMelbourne, Australia
University of Technology SydneySydney, Australia
University of the South PacificSuva, Fiji
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)Hong Kong, China
Inha UniversityIncheon, South Korea
Ewha Womans UniversitySeoul, South Korea
Korea UniversitySeoul, South Korea
Seoul National UniversitySeoul, South Korea
Yonsei UniversitySeoul, South Korea
Leiden UniversityLeiden, Netherlands
University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand
University of OtagoDunedin, New Zealand
University of WaikatoHamilton, New Zealand
Victoria University of WellingtonWellington, New Zealand
University of BergenBergen, Norway
University of the Philippines, DilimanManila, Philippines
National University of SingaporeSingapore, Singapore
Lund UniversityLund, Sweden
National Taiwan UniversityTaipei, Taiwan
Summer Opportunities 
UEA International Summer SchoolNorwich, England
CUHK Summer Undergraduate Research ProgramHong Kong, China