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General Information

  • Tripler Directorate of Health Education and Training (DOHET) is a resource for all hospital education, training and staff development.
  • DOHET manages and coordinates activities that promote the readiness level and provides educational opportunities for Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC).
  • Requests for physician verification of internship, residency and/or fellowship may be e-mailed to usarmy.tripler.medcom-tamc.mbx.student- or faxed to (808) 433-1559 attention Lead GME Coordinator.
  • To protect student/trainee/observer protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII), DOHET recommends that all PHI/PII documentation be submitted to appropriate educational coordinator/sponsor via a secured website such as DoD (Department of Defense) SAFE (Safe Access File Exchange) and follow the instructions on the website for submission.
  • If DoD SAFE is not accessible for some unforeseen reason, please contact your educational coordinator/sponsor to see how to send required documentation.
  • Please click on a link at the top for additional information concerning particular area of interest.

Foreign Students

  • Non-US citizens enrolled in formal education and training programs at an accredited school or institution in the United States who require access to the hospital's information systems network can expect at least a four-month delay getting access due to required security background checks, therefore, please plan accordingly.
  • 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.


  • Anyone participating in training at TAMC who is not permanently assigned to Tripler.
  • Student affiliates (trainees) consist of civilian/military medical students, rotating residents, fellows, practicums, nursing students, student volunteers and students from other health and administrative disciplines.

Educational/Training Rotations

  • Are limited to students/trainees enrolled in formal education and training programs at an accredited school or institution.
  • A memorandum of agreement must be in place between Tripler and the student's school or institution (takes from two to six months to complete) before the student may train at Tripler.

Student/Trainee Requirements

Requirements for doing training at Tripler can be found by clicking here.


  • It is part of the mission of Tripler to provide educational opportunities to the community.
  • Observation/Shadowing allows participants to follow and observe a hospital staff member as they carry out their job responsibilities.
  • The Graduate Medical Education office is the proponent for this program and those interested can click here to review the policy and procedures for doing an observation/shadowing experience at Tripler.

Access and directions to Tripler

  • All students/trainees/observers must have a valid ID (military, state, or driver's license), car insurance, registration, or rental vehicle agreement, if applicable.
  • Click here for directions to Tripler.

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