The safety of our students and our staff is always foremost on our minds.
Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 and following the recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) we have increased our vigilance regarding the regular cleaning of classrooms and common areas. At the end of each class student desks are wiped down with CDC approved disinfectants and hand sanitizers are made available to students in the common areas and in all staff offices.
As a college, it is important that we respond accordingly to the concerns voiced by our staff, students, and community regarding the COVID-19 virus outbreak. After reviewing the recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and the Hawaii Department of Education, we are making the following changes to our March 2020 program start effective Monday, March 16, 2020. We appreciate the understanding of our students and staff while we make these necessary adjustments to ensure the safety of those involved and continue to serve the ongoing educational needs of our student body.
Starting March 23rd, 2020, the college will run all classes in an online format except for the Clinical Programmatic classes (Advanced, ECG, and Phlebotomy). Clinical Programmatic students are required on campus for the entire module or until further notice. Those classes will employ additional precautionary steps against the spreading of the COVID-19 virus. Non-clinical classes will be done remote and strictly on the D2L Online Platform.
We continue to monitor the recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control. Below are important links to information regarding the COVID-19 virus and recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control.
Coronavirus Fact Sheet
What you need to know about COVID-19
Workplace, School, and Home Guidance Worksheet
May 15th 2020
We’re still going strong!
We continue to enroll students for the June 1st start. The live classroom and online classes are seeing great results with students mostly with the support of the instructors and staff. Clinical classes will be back on campus starting June 1st with all social distancing protocols in place.
March 21st 2020
HAWAII MEDICAL COLLEGE
STUDENT & STAFF SUPPORT
In Response to COVID-19 and Increased Need in Our Communities
Honolulu, HI. March XX, 2020 – The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is developing rapidly in our Hawaiian communities. During this time of uncertainty, we are all concerned about the health and safety of our families, students, and staff. As such we are taking every precaution and doing our part to offer support.
School leadership has decided that taking a proactive stance is in the best interests of our staff and students. Effective Monday, March 23rd at 4:30PM and in accordance with the advice of state, local and county leaders and Department of Health medical experts, Hawaii Medical College will close the physical campus location in Honolulu until April 30th 2020 and move all existing operations, new student enrollments and classes online. Instructors and support staff will be available online and by phone during regular hours to address all student concerns.
“With the anticipated need for medical professionals, we knew this was not the time to suspend classes or operations and are fully prepared to function online.” said James Hawkins, Director of Marketing, IT, and Communications for Hawaii Medical College. “We are still seeing an increase in the number of new student applications in light of this crisis and are accepting and enrolling new students online to fulfill the high demand for health professionals” continued Hawkins.
Hawaii Medical College is committed to keeping our students, faculty, and community safe while also ensuring students are our top priority. We are committed to providing a supportive learning environment where students develop credentialed professional and technical abilities in the medical field.
We are monitoring the situation closely as it evolves and will keep you informed as circumstances change. We will continue to find solutions to accommodate the education and welfare of our students, staff, and communities as needs change.
For more information on Hawaii Medical College’s on-line courses, teacher assistance or registration for classes please visit our website at https://www.hmi.edu or call us directly at 808-237-5140.