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Our members know their states! Learn more about beautiful, exotic Hawaii from our members: Scott and Allison! 

Names: Scott Daniels & Allison Mikuni

City, State: Hilo, Hawaii & Honolulu, Hawaii

Organization: Hawaii Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

How long have you lived in Hawaii? Why do you choose to live there?
(Scott) 28 years. The friendliness of the people and the beauty of the environment.
(Allison) Being born and raised here, I have a lot of family ties.

How is 3RNet impacting Hawaii?
It provides a single resource for potential applicants to check for available jobs in underserved areas.

What are the best cultural events that happen in Hawaii?
Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, Iron Man World Championships, Aloha Festival, King Kamehameha Day, Honolulu Marathon, Made in Hawaii Festival

Why should a health professional choose Hawaii over surrounding states?

Hawaii has good weather pretty much year round and consistently ranks as one of the healthiest states in the United States.

What loan repayment programs does Hawaii have?
The Hawaii State Loan Repayment Program. It is open to a wide assortment of practitioners.

How is the J-1 Visa Waiver program utilized in Hawaii?

We accept Conrad-30 waiver applications throughout the year and handle them on a first come, first served basis. We do accept specialists and do use Flex spots when it fills a need that benefits the state as a whole. We usually have openings throughout the year.

Are healthcare professionals valued in Hawaii?
Healthcare professionals are valued in the state. Our state’s Lieutenant Governor is a highly respected emergency room physician by trade.

Why do people travel to Hawaii?

Mostly for vacation. Hawaii is the center point between east and west and many industries and entrepreneurs conduct conferences.

What sports teams does Hawaii have?
There are several college teams for a variety of sports, and occasionally professional teams will play a series in Honolulu, but no regular professional teams.

What is your favorite local food?
Poke, which is fish with seaweed and a sauce (Scott)
Laulau, which is pork steamed in a taro or luau leaf (Alli)

What is Hawaii best known for?

The volcano on the Big Island, Kilauea
Waikiki Beach, shopping, and night life
Tropical environment, marine life, and water sports

What is the biggest misconception about Hawaii?

The notion that everyone wears hula skirts and lives in grass shacks.

What are the biggest industries in Hawaii?
Tourism, government, health care

How is the weather/climate in Hawaii?
Mild throughout the year. Temperatures generally stay in the 75° to 85° F range, with cooler weather in the mid-60s and warmer weather in the low-90s.

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