Residency Program

Hilo Medical Center Physician Training

If you live on Hawaiʻi Island, chances are you or someone you know hasn’t been able to see a doctor when one is needed. The Hawaiʻi Island Family Medicine Residency is a physician training program administered by Hilo Medical Center designed to meet this need in our community and rural areas throughout the state. It utilizes a cutting-edge interdisciplinary TEAM approach to healthcare by bringing together physicians, advance practice nurses, clinical pharmacists, and health psychologists. Together they provide comprehensive high-quality care to patients in one location.

To learn more about this program, visit: https://www.hifmr.org.


Our mission is to train Family Physicians able to serve patients in under-resourced areas of Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi Island Family Medicine Residency is so appreciative of the support over the years from the HMC Foundation.  Lisa Rantz and her team are responsible for creating sustainable infrastructure to help improve access to care for patients in East Hawaiʻi.  We have a shared vision of extending this access across the Islands.  Our mission is to train Family Physicians able to serve patients in under-resourced areas of Hawaiʻi.  I look forward to continued partnership with the Foundation in support of our residents so that we may continue to train high quality physicians to serve our area, as well as other communities in need throughout the State.  We look forward to building and strengthening our partnership with the Foundation for many years to come in order to better serve our patients.

Dr. Allison Flaim, Program Director, Hawaiʻi Island Family Medicine Residency