A documentary film
A documentary film
‘Imi Ho‘ōla graduate 2011
JABSOM, MD, 2015
General Surgeon, Resident
Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas
Plastic Surgery, Resident, 2022
Harvard Medical School
‘Imi Ho‘ōla - 50 years of creating Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander physicians and giving opportunities to disadvantaged medical students.
‘Imi Ho‘ōla is a program for those seeking to heal. Since 1973, ‘Imi Ho‘ōla has provided educational opportunities to students from underrepresented populations in medicine. It is a pathway for Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders into the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine.
‘Imi Ho‘ōla graduate 2010
JABSOM, MD, 2014
Straub Medical Center, Honolulu
"Those who seek to heal"
We've discovered many compelling stories from ‘Imi Ho'ōla graduates.
Many came from disadvantaged backgrounds. Hearing how they finally achieved their childhood dream of becoming a doctor makes for a chicken-skin moment.
Created School of Medicine at University of Hawai‘i.
JABSCOM Dean 1972-1988
First Native Hawaiian trained Psychiatrist.
Founder ‘Imi Ho‘ōla program.
Dean of Students (1972-1986)
Director of ‘Imi Ho‘ōla
Secured permanent State funding for the program.
Current Director of ‘Imi Ho‘ōla.
2010 - present.
Secured full medical school scholarships for graduates committed to practicing in Hawai‘i.
In 1973, ‘Imi Ho‘ōla became the first post-baccalaureate program for indigenous medical students in the United States.
This documentary looks at the people who created the ‘Imi Ho‘ōla program.
We Talk Story, Inc. is an educational
non-profit with a mission to tell untold stories from Hawai'i.
501 (c) (3)contributions
Angela Pratt, M.D.
Benjamin Young, M.D.
Damien Tavares, M.D.
Seang Seng, M.D.
Felizardo Camilon, M.D.
Althea Molarte, M.D.
Robert Young, M.D.
Winona Lee, M.D.
Kit Shan Lee, M.D.
Terry Lee, M.D.
Gary Ahn, M.D.
Joey Kohatsu, M.D.
Carol Hiilani Titcomb, M.D.
Sharlene Teefey, M.D.
Cheryl Leialoha, M.D.