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Photo: 8 Maui Students Become Physicians In Training

July 26, 2011, 9:55 AM HST
* Updated July 26, 9:56 AM
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By Wendy Osher

From Left to Right, Dayton Wong, Molokai High Intermediate School; Steven Gonsalves, Maui High; Kaimana Chow, (of Moloka'i) Kamehameha; Aimi Watanabe, Seabury Hall; Mark Mayeda, Seabury Hall; Alexander Taylor, Seabury Hall; Mychael Lagbas, Lahainaluna High School; Cole Nishikawa, King Kekaulike High. Click image to enlarge.

Eight students from Maui County received their white coats on Friday, taking a symbolic step in their medical school journey.

The physicians in training are the newest members of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.

The students were selected out of a pool of more than 1,600 applicants.  The Class of 2015 includes eight non-residents, nine neighbor islanders, and 50 students from Oʻahu.

The class is the largest in the school’s history, and represents an expansion to address an ongoing physician shortage.

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***(The photo to the left was taken during the White Coat Ceremony and features the neighbor island members.  Photo courtesy, The John A. Burns School of Medicine).

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