For information about Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency, please contact:
Yvonne F. Gilbert, MPH
Yvonne F Gilbert, MPH, brings to the administrative team of Hawai`i Island Family Medicine Residency Program over a decade of island-based experience in overseeing and coordinating programs in non-profit organizations who serve underserved families, individuals, and communities. In these roles and as a member of the Boards of Directors of FQHC’s, HSRHA, and HPHA, Yvonne developed a strong understanding of the unmet medical needs of island communities and the creative ways families, individuals, and organizations work to meet their needs. She is excited to address primary care and public health needs in her role as residency administrator.
Penny DePeralta, C-TAGME
Penny DePeralta has served as the Residency Program Coordinator at the Hawaii Island Family Medicine Residency since the inaugural Class of 2014. Having no prior experience in graduate medical education (GME), Penny absorbed all she could from her mentor and went on to earn the highest honor in GME by obtaining her C-TAGME (Certified Training Administrator in Graduate Medical Education) in October 2017. Penny is the only coordinator in the State of Hawaii to hold this certification. This shows the commitment she has not only to this program but also to Hilo Medical Center and our community. Born and raised on the Big Island, she is an asset to our program with her unique skillset to relate to all walks of life. Penny is grateful to be part of this meaningful program to train up resident physicians to care for our rural communities across Hawaii.