Community partners donate $3.66 million for 23 “full-tuition” JABSOM scholarships

Community partners donate $3.66 million for 23 “full-tuition” JABSOM scholarships

September 10, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


>>Ted Jacoby: We want to show how thankful
we are for their very generous donation. And how appreciative we are for all that they’ve
done for us.>>Kara Termulo: I am so happy to be at JABSOM,
happy to have a scholarship and happy to have the support of the donors.>>Jacoby: I have always grown up with the
mentality that medicine would be such a financial burden for me and that would be very daunting
and very like, kind of the dark side of medicine.>>Arthur Ushijima: There’s a significant
physician shortage, nationally not just locally. The Weinmans are extraordinarily generous
people. They are just great philanthropists. They undertook this initiative, this project.>>Virginia Weinman: Many of these kids want
to stay home. They don’t want to go to the mainland to
go to school. They want to be at home with their friends
and family. And they care about Hawaii and they want to
come back here. And this is the easiet way for them to do
it.>>Ray Vara: We know for a fact that when they
train here in Hawaii the likleyhood of them staying here and serving the people of Hawaii
is extremely high.>>Barry Weinman: I know how hard it is to
recruit doctors, especially the outer islands. We have real trouble in Molokai and the Big
Island so this way at least maybe Hawaii doctors will stay in Hawaii.>>Jacoby: I definately want to practice here
in Hawaii. That has always been my goal and JABSOM was
by far my first choice. I was very committed to this school and very
committed to my community.>>Termulo: I came to JABSOM wanting to practice
medicine at my dad’s little family owned, family practice clinic in Wailuku so it just
means a lot to see my dream realized.