Hawaii Pathologists' Laboratory Announces Premedical Students Accepted to Participate In Its Summer Internship Program

Hawaii Pathologists’ Laboratory has announced the 15 students who have been accepted to participate in its summer internship program. The students include those who have just graduated high school through all levels of college at various higher learning institutions. This year’s summer interns are:

  • Kaylene Au:  Scripps College
  • Tama Fukuyama:  Scripps College
  • Lisa Higuchi:  Creighton University
  • Elizabeth Ito:  Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Laura Kagami:  University of Southern California
  • William Kawahara:  Iolani graduate
  • Kelsie Kodama:  Iolani graduate
  • Jordan Kondo: University of Southern California
  • Diane Low: Punahou graduate
  • Blake Lyon: California Polytechnic State University
  • Margaret Min:  Brown University
  • Charis Mok: Stanford University
  • Jared Osaki: Creighton University
  • Michael Sonson: Biola University
  • Michaela Tsuha:  Occidental College

“Our goal is to increase awareness and knowledge of medicine and pathology, while encouraging involvement in medical research,” said program director Dr. Christopher Lum. “It’s a great opportunity for students to get hands on experience and learn the inner workings of a laboratory.”

Each student is assigned a pathologist mentor and will be assisting with research projects or other ongoing projects in the laboratory. The students may also have the opportunity to attend conferences, lectures and shadow their mentor and observe how they work to give preliminary diagnosis in clinical situations.

The program runs for eight weeks and at the conclusion of the internship on August 7, 2014 each student will have the opportunity to present what they have learned to friends, family and colleagues at the Queen’s Medical Center Auditorium at the Queen’s Conference Center.  A poster session will be held 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with oral presentations from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Returning students who qualify may be awarded a stipend with funding provided by the Hawaii Pathologists’ Laboratory, LLP, they are expected to work 20 hours per week with some flexibility. Students interested in next summer’s program can get more information online at www.hpllab.com/content/premedical-student-research.

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