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Graduate Medical Education (GME) and Clinical Clerkships

General Information

  • No clerkships are scheduled during the month of December.
  • Clinical clerkship programs at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) are offered to:
    • Military medical officers in the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), and
    • Medical (civilian) students from accredited medical schools and schools of osteopathic medicine in the United States and Puerto Rico.
      • Clerkships will be available between November and May of each year (excluding December).
      • Are limited to a total of twelve weeks of training at TAMC.
      • Those desiring to rotate at TAMC must ensure that their school has a Memorandum of Agreement in force between their school and TAMC. Without this agreement student are not authorized to rotate until an agreement is in effect.
  • United States Army policy does not permit us to accept any student from an international medical school even if the student is a United States citizen..
  • Foreign students (non-US Citizens) attending medical schools in the United States who require access to the hospital's information systems network can expect at least a four-month delay in getting access due to required security background checks. The vast majority of clerkships offered at Tripler require students to obtain network access, therefore, please plan accordingly.
  • Inprocessing for all students is on Monday at 0700 (7:00 A.M.).  If Monday falls on a Federal holiday then inprocessing will take place on Tuesday. The TAMC Student Coordinator is located on the 9th Floor, A-Wing, Room 9A 008A and will explain the inprocessing procedures to you. Exceptions to this policy will be coordinated with the Student Coordinator in advance.
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) – Army
    • HPSP students cannot request a clerkship that crosses the end of one fiscal year (September) and the start of the next fiscal year (October).
    • All clerkships must be completed before 30 September and cannot start again until 15 October.
    • If you are unsure of your eligibility to do a clerkship, contact HPSP headquarters at 1-877-633-2769.
    • In addition, please be aware that the number of ADT and NADT tours that may be performed at TAMC is limited to one each. Army requirement: The number of ADT and NADT tours that may be performed at TAMC is limited to one each.
    • Students will be required to take a diagnostic physical training test upon arrival. If you have completed this training in the last six (6) months, please bring proof of completion with you.
  • Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) – Air Force and Navy
    • Cannot apply for ADT at TAMC.
    • Follow the same requirements as those for civilian students applying for a clerkship.
    • Cannot use military Common Access Card while in a civilian status.

Contact Information and Location

  • Medical Student Coordinator: (808) 433-6992, Room 9A 008A
  • Transitional-Year Coordinator: (808) 433-2474, Room 9A 010
  • Lead GME Coordinator: (808) 433-6982, Room 9A 006
  • Continuing Medical Education: (808) 433-4710, Room 9A 002
  • Chief: (808) 433-2457, Room 9A 004
  • Fax: (808) 433-1559
  • Email: usarmy.tripler.medcom-tamc.mbx.student-clerkships@mail.mil

Mailing Address

    Department of the Army
    ATTN: MCHK-HE-ME
    CDR TAMC
    1 Jarrett White Road
    Tripler AMC, HI 96859-5000

Verification of training:  Requests for physician verification of internship, residency and/or fellowship may be e-mailed, faxed or mailed to the address listed above, and addressed to appropriate coordinator.

  • Transitional Coordinator for transitional-year internship verification.
  • Lead GME Coordinator for all other verifications of internship, residency and/or fellowship.

Clinical Clerkship Information and Instructions.

Residency Programs

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