Our recent Procedure Day gave the residents a break from their usual Monday Academic Didactic Sessions to gather together for hands-on practice in procedures often encountered in training. The afternoon consisted of modules in procedural ultrasound followed by guided learning from Dr. Verhoef in thoracentesis and local anesthesia.
KP Hawaii IM residents Andrew Kinimaka, MD, Kiana Choo Loy, MD, Ethan Chun, MD and Jordan Jensen, MD joined the KP Hawaii delegation in supporting the LGBTQ+ community at the 2022 Honolulu Pride Parade.
We want to congratulate all of our graduates from the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program on a 100% pass rate in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Certification Examination. Their dedication to the practice of medicine is clearly demonstrated by this amazing achievement. We are elated for all of them.
Passing the ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Examination demonstrates that physicians have met rigorous standards and have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. All residents are required to finish training on or before August 31 in order sit for the ABIM Internal Medicine Certification Examination.
The ABIM annually reports the cumulative pass rates across the three most recent certification examinations in internal medicine for each internal medicine residency program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. More information can be found here.
Congratulations to our internal medicine residents past and present!
KPHI IM Residents participated in Special Olympics Hawaii's (SOHI) Fall MedFest in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Hawai'i. MedFest is a convenient, free health screening for new and returning SOHI athletes.
Each year on the first day of residency our program comes together to welcome our new interns and participate in team bonding activities embedded within learning about our culture focusing on the significance of people and place. It is important to learn about Native Hawaiian Culture as we practice medicine in Hawaii.
Thank you to Maile for offering her wisdom, expertise and most importantly her hospitality to our Residents and Program on our learning journey.
The KP Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program is proud to welcome its eighth class of interns: Kirill Balatsky, MD; Kellen Bean, MD; Andy Hwang, MD; Thomas Paulson, MD; and Cindy Vuong, MD. Following a celebratory white coat ceremony on June 30, our new internal medicine interns are off and running.
The Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program held its annual banquet on Saturday, May 28 at Moanalua Medical Center. The event celebrated the conclusion of the program's 2021-2022 year, recognized the recipients of the Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Awards, honored graduating residents, and thanked faculty.
PGY-3 Internal Medicine Resident Graduates
Braxton Fukutomi, MD, will join HPMG as an internal medicine physician at Mapunapuna Medical Office.
Andrew Kinimaka, MD, will be serving as Co-chief Resident for Inpatient Medicine for the KP Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Ashley Morisako, MD, will be serving as Co-chief Resident of Ambulatory Medicine for the KP Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program.
C. Leigh Moyer, MD, will join HPMG’s Hospital Medicine Department at Moanalua Medical Center.
Leina‘ala Song, MD, will begin a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Washington.
Mahalo to all of our KP Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program leadership, faculty, preceptors, and administrative staff for their incredible guidance and support during the 2021-2022 program year!
The American College of Physicians (ACP) honored six chief residents, including Yue "Lei" Fang, MD (Co-Chief Resident, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Internal Medicine Residency Program), as winners of the Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarships at ACP’s annual scientific meeting, which took place April 28-30, 2022 in Chicago.
ACP established the Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarships in 2014 to recognize outstanding chief medical residents and to provide them an opportunity to assist teaching popular workshops under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty in the Clinical Skills Center at ACP’s annual scientific meeting.