LEFT : CLINICAL TRIALS SHADOWING PROGRAM ’ S 2020 AND 2021 STUDENT COHORTS . ABOVE : TREVOR TORIGOE
The UH Cancer Center ’ s Clinical Trials Program for first-year medical students of the John A . Burns School of Medicine ( JABSOM ) continues to grow and evolve . This fall , 77 students were introduced to clinical trials , and the Clinical Trials Shadowing Program welcomed our 7th cohort to the Cancer Center .
Since 2003 , the UH Cancer Center has been providing clinical trials education to JABSOM medical students . Students work on problem-based learning scenarios featuring clinical trials , using the National Cancer Institute ’ s Clinical Trials Education Series — Cancer Clinical Trials : The In-Depth Program . To date , more than 1,000 future doctors — some of whom are now practicing physicians — have been introduced to the value of clinical research and clinical trials for the care of their patients .
The UH Cancer Center ’ s Clinical Trials Shadowing Program , an option for JABSOM students participating in the Community Health and Services program , is a nine-month opportunity for students to get a glimpse into what clinical trials research entails . They work alongside oncologists at the Tripler Army Medical Center , The Queen ’ s Medical Center , Hawai ‘ i Pacific Health , and Kuakini Medical Center .
Trevor Torigoe , a 2020 cohort Shadowing Program student and MD / PhD candidate said , “ The UH Cancer Center ’ s Community Health program was an amazing experience and classmates Chloe , Rachel , and I are truly grateful for all of the time and care that was invested in our learning and development . We were extremely fortunate to be able to work with and learn from amazing physicians , who opened up their practices to us including Drs . Jeffrey Berenberg , Jami Fukui , Jared Acoba , and Clifton Layman .”