Student Stories


Are you considering committing to a program with HMC? We understand how much goes into the choice to make a career change. We also understand how difficult it is to make a choice like pursuing a career in the medical field when you’re not sure what’s waiting on the other side. At HMC, our students start their journeys from all points of life — there’s no one way to succeed as a student!  When considering any school or program, hearing from an alumni can be a powerful tool to help you make the decision that’s best for you. An [...]

Student Stories2023-10-31T18:19:37+00:00

The HMC Mission: Believe You Can


Our founder, Ashton Cudjoe, has a message for you — “Believe that you can!” This message is the foundation of our mission here at HMC. As noted in a recent video available on our website, our objective at Hawaii Medical College is to help our students believe in the philosophy that goals are achievable. By believing this as truth, we can overcome the barriers we set before ourselves that tell us it’s not worth it to try. At HMC, if you do the work, things will come to pass for your benefit.  We understand that students come to [...]

The HMC Mission: Believe You Can2023-09-13T20:25:45+00:00

Navigating Financial Aid: Tips for a Smooth Application Process


Taking the leap to pursue your career through education is an exciting and hopeful time, but the cost of tuition can sometimes be a barrier. While funding your future may be daunting, financial aid can help you close the gaps. Don’t count yourself out of an education, especially before knowing what aid you might qualify for. If you’re considering applying for financial aid, here are some tips to help you in your process. Start Early: Applying for financial aid should be on your radar well before you even apply to your chosen career college. Early preparation not only helps to relieve [...]

Navigating Financial Aid: Tips for a Smooth Application Process2023-09-13T20:28:07+00:00

The Working Student Grind: Tips for Self-Care to Find Balance


Being a working student is no small task. Between juggling academic pursuits and working to support yourself and/or your family, it's easy to overlook the importance of self-care. However, taking care of your physical, mental, and emotional well-being is crucial to any sustainability in education and work. If you tend to shrug off self-care, keep reading for some tips to find a balance amidst your busy life. Establish a Realistic Schedule: Creating a well-structured schedule is the first step towards maintaining self-care as a working student. Tools like Google Calendar or an agenda can not only help you keep life organized [...]

The Working Student Grind: Tips for Self-Care to Find Balance2023-09-13T20:30:32+00:00

Do You Really Need College to Succeed? Let’s Cut to the Chase.


High school graduation on the horizon, and clueless about your next move? Or have you been grinding for years and desperate to escape your dead-end job? College may seem like the obvious choice, but before you commit, let's get real about whether it's worth your precious time and hard-earned cash. Truth be told, there are countless ways to carve out a kickass future. Is College a Must for Success?  Sure, plenty of folks credit their college experience for their later triumphs, but here's a reality check: many wildly successful individuals never set foot in a lecture hall or never finished their [...]

Do You Really Need College to Succeed? Let’s Cut to the Chase.2023-09-13T21:34:32+00:00

Hawaii Medical College Opens Homecare Business


 Honolulu, HI, April 24, 2023. Seeing the growing need for trained, consistent care for our aging population, HMC HomeCare was conceived within Hawaii Medical College. The license to operate was granted in April 2023. The goal of HMC HomeCare is to provide constant, trusted care by trained staff who are assessed and monitored by experienced leadership. Many staff members have been prepared by Hawaii Medical College and taught by professional caregivers. HMC HomeCare offers families seeking assistance for an aging or ill adult experienced, trained care that is not only task-oriented. The caregivers strive to engage with those they care for. [...]

Hawaii Medical College Opens Homecare Business2023-09-13T21:37:58+00:00

What It’s Like in The Medical Field: Medical Administration


The medical field offers a wide variety of careers with endless possibilities. With so many options, it can be difficult to decide which path to pursue. One popular choice among our students is becoming a Healthcare Administrator. HMC provides both a 15-month healthcare diploma program and a 24-month Associate Applied Science (AAS) program to begin your journey in this profession. Unlike medical assistants who interact with patients, healthcare administrators do valuable work behind the scenes to prepare the information needed for billing and payment of medical care. If you’ve ever received a medical bill, you may have an HMC graduate to [...]

What It’s Like in The Medical Field: Medical Administration2023-09-13T22:30:30+00:00

Bringing Resources Directly to Students


In a perfect world, life would pause when you enroll in school. We know that focusing on your studies might be easier with a guarantee that your responsibilities would be handled, your loved ones taken care of, and your bills paid on time while you’re enrolled in a program. Hawai‘i Medical College (HMC) understands that this perfect world does not exist for many of us who choose to invest in our careers through education. As Hawai‘i’s long-standing, locally-owned medical career college, we’re in touch with the unique roadblocks our students may face when making the choice to enter school. For this [...]

Bringing Resources Directly to Students2023-09-13T22:34:41+00:00

What It’s Like in The Medical Field: Medical Assistants


The medical field is a diverse landscape of careers that offers limitless opportunities. These choices are so numerous that it can be overwhelming to understand which career path you might be interested in committing to. One profession that many of our students choose is Clinical Medical Assistant. HMC offers both a 15-month healthcare diploma and a 24-month Associate Applied Science (AAS) program to start your career as a medical assistant.  If you’ve ever been to a doctor’s office, you’ve likely interacted with a medical assistant who finished a program like those at HMC. Medical assistants may follow a variety of career [...]

What It’s Like in The Medical Field: Medical Assistants2023-09-13T22:38:08+00:00

Hawai‘i Medical College Celebrates 15 Years


Join us in celebrating 15 years as Hawai‘i’s accredited, accessible, and supportive vocational education, preparing students for successful careers in the healthcare field.  We’ve come a long way since our first year serving students. Hawaii Medical College (HMC) first opened its doors on May 10, 2007, in a communal office space. Over the next years, we grew out of our original home, with classrooms and clinical spaces spanning multiple floors in our current building. When COVID hit, we changed with the times again, converting programs to predominantly online formats to ensure students could continue learning despite the pandemic’s challenges. Now, we [...]

Hawai‘i Medical College Celebrates 15 Years2023-09-13T22:40:07+00:00
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