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Student Services

Student Services Team at HMI

We are your support team. We are your coaching team. We are YOUR team. NO matter what it is, we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to come by suite 644 just to say Hello! We enjoy the little things. Always remember that this is for you. Always remember what your goal is here. If you ever forget why? Come see us. Welcome to the HMC Ohana!

Need help with childcare? Domestic violence challenges? Substance abuse? Student services is here to help. If you’re looking for assistance to get you to reach your goal at Hawaii Medical College we’re just an email, phonecall or personal consultation away.

Student Development

Helping you succeed!

Student Services is here to guide you towards success at Hawaii Medical College. Talk to us about your courses, challenges, and successes today.

Student Support

Need help? Just ask!

We’re here to help you with everyday challenges and those you don’t expect. Job placement, VA questions and Verification Letters are just a small part of what we do.

Student Strategy

Planning your future!

We’re here to help you navigate the waters of everyday school life at Hawaii Medical College. Come to us to help you plan your professional life during and after graduation.

Cheryl Char, Director
email: char@hmi.edu
phone: 808.450.8087

Ka’iwi Schucht, Advisor
email: kschucht@hmi.edu
phone: 808.428.1504

Sidney Ayakawa, Advisor
email: sayakawa@hmi.edu
phone: 808.230.7972

Melissa Burwen, Advisor / SCO
email: mburwen@hmi.edu
phone: 808.428.5083

Joshua Mendoza, Advisor
email: jmendoza@hmi.edu
phone: 808.372.4715

Jetta Tobin, Aloha Coordinator
email: jetta@hmi.edu
phone: 808.237.5140

Nida Ortega
CMA Externship Coordinator
email: nortega@hmi.edu
phone: 808.636.0544

Chyanne Cabrera
HABC/PhT CMA Externship Coordinator &
Job Placement Specialist
email: ccabrera@hmi.edu
phone: 808.954.4939

Tutoring & Study Sessions

At HMC, ensuring that every student is fully equipped with the tools and knowledge for success during and after their studies is paramount. All of the HMC staff and Faculty are available and eager to make sure that every student that puts forth a solid effort will get the tools and help needed for success.

As an HMC Student you have full access to FREE tutoring sessions and one on one time with your instructor or other faculty at HMC to get the help you need. Tutoring is available Monday – Saturday: All tutoring locations and time are listed in your Ehawaiimedic homepage.

The Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides students with computer and printer access as well as a quiet environment to study and complete course assignments.

  • There are textbooks, reference books, and other study resources readily available for students’ use to help you with your success.
  • Computers and printers are available for student use during regular business hours. Regardless of students’ personal or academic schedule, the Learning Resource Center’s extended hours provide flexible hours to accommodate students’ need for research, studying, or completion of assignments.

The Learning Resource Center is open daily during the following hours:

Mondays – Fridays from 7:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Computer Services

Providing students with the right tools and tech know-how is a major part of becoming career ready in the medical field. HMC is on the forefront of technology usage in higher education and has developed a partnership with Microsoft. All students have access top of the class software and Microsoft training opportunities. In addition to our Microsoft partnership, all students get help from our friendly on-site staff. All students are encouraged to stop by the IT office.

A few of the cool IT benefits available to all HMC students are:

  • Free Microsoft Office 365
  • Free Microsoft personal training at Ala Moana Microsoft Store
  • Extended Warranty on in-School purchased Surface
  • Free on-site IT assistance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Lab, With Printer Access
  • Online learning portal (Moodle)

Alpha Beta Kappa (ABK) National Honor Society

Hawaii Medical College is a proud member of the Hawaii Chapter of the Alpha Beta Kappa (ABK) National Honor Society. The purpose of the Society is to encourage and recognize superior student academic achievement, character, and leadership. It also provides valuable resources for students, including reference letters, national recognition, and vast networking opportunities.

The Alpha Beta Kappa chapter at Hawaii Medical College was established on June 9, 2016. Our ABK Honor Students are based upon the following criteria:

  • Superior student academic achievement (GPA 3.70 or higher)
  • Leadership Experience
  • Community Service

Alpha Beta Kappa outstanding students receive a Personalized Certificate with the Official Gold Seal of Distinction, the Alpha Beta Kappa Honorary Gold Key, the esteemed Alpha Beta Kappa honor cord, and a special letter of congratulations from the President of the Society.

The Personalized Certificate includes the candidate’s name, institution, Chapter affiliation, and date of graduation.

Membership privileges and honors include:

  • National Student Recognition
  • Reference Alpha Beta Kappa on all future resumes
  • Lifetime membership (no annual dues)
  • Letters of Reference (upon request)
  • Networking opportunities with other local Alpha Beta Kappa Chapters
  • Responds to all inquiries from employers, colleges, graduate schools, and scholarship committees
  • Personalized Membership Certificate
  • All Certificates include the Alpha Beta Kappa Gold Seal of Distinction
  • Alpha Beta Kappa Gold Key
  • Congratulatory letter from Alpha Beta Kappa and a narrative about the society

Find out more at ABKHS.org.

HOSA: Future Health Professionals

The premier national student-led organization exclusively dedicated to future health professionals.

Leadership, Service, Engagement

  • Leadership: focus on HOSA’s core values (lead, learn, serve, innovate); have the vision to operationalize and sustain an organization to strive for excellence!
  • Service: focus on exceeding expectations (within your local chapter; with partners; in your school; and in your community).
  • Engagement: focus on behavior that sends the message that HOSA-Future Health Professionals are the focal point of servant leadership. Leadership that is not about me but about “we”. The engagement of all sectors of health professionals is expanded when we focus on each other. Teamwork makes HOSA’s dream work!

Career Services

The success and reputation of Hawaii Medical College depends on the success of our graduates. Our goal is to help every student get a better job with better pay and started in a career in the medical field.

Towards that end, we have established several outstanding employment assistance services. We didn’t just stop there, all of our graduates get to use the career services benefits for as long as they need assistance – FREE!

Some of the individualized services available to our current students and graduates are:

  • Career Portfolio Workshops
  • Resume Writing Workshops
  • Job Interview Techniques (Mock Interviews)
  • Job Search Skills & Strategies
  • Individual Career Coaching
  • Professional Resume Review and Editing

Since each student has different interests, abilities, and goals, students receive individual employment assistance counseling and career guidance. To schedule an appointment today with a Career Services team member, please call us at (808) 427-2146

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