Following an unprecedented year of practicing medicine amid a pandemic, the graduates of the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program safely gathered at Mapunapuna Medical Office on June 5 for the program’s annual banquet. The end of the academic year was celebrated by sharing congratulatory speeches. In recognition of the outstanding work of several faculty members and residents, Dr. Motooka announced the recipients of the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Awards.
During the graduation ceremony, residents were presented with expertly crafted kihei (a traditional Hawaiian garment) and lei hulu (prized feather lei), that symbolized their dedication and commitment to residency training.
Congratulations to our IM residency graduates, and mahalo to all of our residency leadership, faculty, preceptors, and administrative staff for their incredible guidance and support during the 2020-2021 program year!