Recruit & Retain

We need YOU

Fresh fish, choice waves, and a short drive to auntie’s house are just a few of the perks of practicing in Hawaiʻi. Whether you’re coming back home or making Hawaiʻi your new home, there is a lot to love. People here have a great sense of responsibility for the land and their community, collaborating with one another to preserve what they love about their home. Mālama, or care, permeates throughout many work places; even between competitors. Once you’re off of work, go surfing, try that new restaurant or just stop off for some poke for the family on your way home.

Whether you’re coming back home or making Hawaiʻi your new home, there is a lot to love.

To preserve this way of life, we need YOU. The region faces profound health and educational disparities, facing an unprecedented shortage of over 288 physicians. Hawaiʻi Island has a small and isolated health workforce and minimal resources to make significant changes.

The Hilo Medical Center Foundation serving as the Hawaiʻi Island Area Health Education Center program is dedicated to improving the health of inhabitants of Hawaiʻi Island by increasing the diversity and supply of well trained and culturally competent healthcare providers.

In order to accomplish this, we are making a concerted effort to recruit “well trained and culturally competent” providers to, and especially BACK to Hawaiʻi’s shores.