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Aloha!

I am pleased to introduce you to the Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency. Thank you for considering us as you continue your professional development. At HIFMR, we are responding to Hawaii’s need for patient-centered, culturally-responsive family physicians. We train evidence-based, full-spectrum family medicine physicians and leaders who are dedicated to elevating the health of our community. We will meet our mission through outstanding mentoring, teaching, and community-focused leadership that emphasizes practice in under-resourced regions of Hawaii.

Over the last twenty years, the idea of training family medicine residents in East Hawaii has gone from a dream to reality. With the support of countless community members, political officials, and local groups and leaders, our program was launched when our first class of interns started in 2014. Our program is a fully ACGME accredited, community-based family medicine residency training program, sponsored by the Hilo Medical Center.

While training at HIFMR, our residents care for patients from across all socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicities from around the world. Our patient panel includes a balance across the age spectrum, and our residents care for patients from keiki to kupuna. Most of the clinical rotations are here at Hilo Medical Center, including the family medicine inpatient service with ICU, obstetrics, inpatient pediatrics, and ED. Their continuity clinic experience is here at the Hawaii Island Family Health Center, where interns are assigned in teams with their faculty advisor and senior residents. Residents will learn team-based care by collaborating with clinic-based pharmacists, clinical psychologists and their associated graduate students and advanced practice nurses to provide comprehensive care to patients. We have opportunities for electives at facilities throughout Hawaii. Our residents participate in a dedicated half-day of didactics every week and lead the hospital Grand Rounds at least once a month.

Our faculty members have practiced family medicine in a broad range of practice models and we have over 100 years of faculty experience combined! We have recently welcomed a new junior faculty member and we have another very well qualified core faculty member joining us in March 2020. I have the honor to serve as the Program Director until February 2020, when we will welcome Dr. Allison Flaim as the new Program Director. Dr. Flaim brings years of experience as an osteopath who practices the full scope of family medicine and has served as teaching faculty at a large hospital for the last 7 years. In the meantime, I am dedicated to maintaining the developmental progress of this program as it continues to evolve.

In 2019, we graduated our third class of family physicians and we have recently welcomed the interns for the Class of 2022. Our graduates are thriving in diverse practice settings. We warmly invite you to be a part of our family medicine team.

Jennifer Junnila Walker, MD, MPH FAAFP

Jennifer J. Walker, MD, MPH
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
Program Director (Interim), Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency

"We are committed to training exceptional residents who are dedicated to elevating the health of our community through the practice of full-spectrum family medicine."
"We are all proud to be part of the answer to Hawaii’s need for patient-centered, culturally-responsive family physicians."

Language Access Services

English

ATTENTION:  If you speak a foreign language, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you.
Call Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

Ilokano |Ilocano

PAKDAAR: Nu saritaem ti Ilocano, ti serbisyo para ti baddang ti lengguahe nga awanan bayadna, ket sidadaan para kenyam.
Awagan ti Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

Tagalog |Tagalog

PAUNAWA: Kung nagsasalita ka ng Tagalog, maaari kang gumamit ng mga serbisyo ng tulong sa wika nang walang bayad.
Tumawag sa Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

日本語 |Japanese

注意事項:日本語を話される場合、無料の言語支援をご利用いただけます。
Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100。 まで、お電話にてご連絡ください。

繁體中文 |Chinese

注意:如果您使用繁體中文,您可以免費獲得語言援助服務
請致電Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

한국어 |Korean

주의: 한국어를 사용하시는 경우, 언어 지원 서비스를 무료로 이용하실 수 있습니다.
Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100 번으로 전화해 주십시오.

Español |Spanish

ATENCIÓN: si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística.
Llame al Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

Lokaiahn Pohnpei |Pohnpeian (Micronesian)

Ni songen mwohmw ohte, komw pahn sohte anahne kawehwe mesen nting me koatoantoal kan ahpw wasa me ntingie [Lokaiahn Pohnpei] komw kalangan oh ntingidieng ni lokaiahn Pohnpei.
Call Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

Tiếng Việt |Vietnamese

CHÚ Ý: Nếu bạn nói Tiếng Việt, có các dịch vụ hỗ trợ ngôn ngữ miễn phí dành cho bạn.
Gọi số Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

Gagana fa’a Sāmoa |Samoan

MO LOU SILAFIA: Afai e te tautala Gagana fa’a Sāmoa, o loo iai auaunaga fesoasoan, e fai fua e leai se totogi, mo oe,
Telefoni mai: Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

Kajin Ṃajōḷ |Marshallese

LALE: Ñe kwōj kōnono Kajin Ṃajōḷ, kwomaroñ bōk jerbal in jipañ ilo kajin ṇe aṃ ejjeḷọk wōṇāān.
Kaalọk Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

Foosun Chuuk |Trukese

MEI AUCHEA: Ika iei foosun fonuomw: Foosun Chuuk, iwe en mei tongeni omw kopwe angei aninisin chiakku, ese kamo.
Kori Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

hoʻokomo ʻōlelo |Hawaiian

E NĀNĀ MAI: Inā hoʻopuka ʻoe i ka ʻōlelo [hoʻokomo ʻōlelo], loaʻa ke kōkua manuahi iā ʻoe.
E kelepona iā Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

Bisaya |Bisayan

ATENSYON Kung nagsulti ka og Cebuano, aduna kay magamit nga mga serbisyo sa tabang sa lengguwahe, nga walay bayad.
Tawag sa Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

Tonga |Tongan

FAKATOKANGA’I Kapau ‘oku ke Lea-Fakatonga, ko e kau tokoni fakatonu lea ‘oku nau fai atu ha tokoni ta’etotongi, pea teke lava ‘o ma’u ia.
Telefoni mai (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital (808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100

ພາສາລາວ |Lao

ໂປດຊາບ: ຖ້າວ່າ ທ່ານເວົ້າພາສາ ລາວ, ການບໍລິການຊ່ວຍເຫຼືອດ້ານພາສາ, ໂດຍບໍ່ເສັຽຄ່າ, ແມ່ນມີພ້ອມໃຫ້ທ່ານ. ໂທຣ
Hilo Medical Center (808) 932-3000
Kau Hospital 808) 932-4200
Hale Ho’ola Hamakua (808) 932-4100