Hawai`i

Hawai`i Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
Tel: 808-961-9460
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Hawai’i is like no other place on earth.

Home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes and the world’s tallest sea mountain. Birthplace of surfing and the hula. Former seat of a royal kingdom. Hawai'i is one of the youngest geological formations in the world and the youngest state of the union. But perhaps Hawai'i’s most unique feature is its Aloha Spirit: the warmth of the people of Hawai'i that wonderfully complements the Islands’ perfect temperatures.

There are primarily six major islands to visit in Hawai'i: Kaua'i, Oahu, Moloka'i, Lana'i, Maui, and Hawai'i’s Big island. You’ll find each island has its own distinct personality and offers its own adventures, activities, and sightseeing opportunities. We invite you to explore all of Hawaii to find the unique island experience for you.

Aloha and E Komo Mai. Welcome and Enter in.

Key Points

State Nickname:The Aloha State.

This state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which is made up of hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km). At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight "main islands" are (from the northwest to southeast) Ni'ihau, Kaua'i, O'ahu, Moloka'i, Lana'i, Kaho'olawe, Maui, and Hawai'i. The last is by far the largest, and is often called the "Big Island" or "Big Isle" to avoid confusion with the state as a whole. This archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania.

Population—1,262,840. The 137 islands, islets and shoals that make up the Hawai'ian Island chain sit at the northern tip of the Polynesian Triangle, an expanse of ocean roughly the size of Europe and North America combined. As one of the most geographically isolated, continuously populated spots on Earth, Hawai'i is a land of many contrasts.

Culture—Hawaii's culture is every bit as diverse as its geography, with a substantial number of ethnic groups from Asia and Oceania who reside here. It's no secret that the Islands of Aloha are a scenic paradise for the senses, but an exploration of the rich cultural history of the Hawaiian people makes your first visit to the islands even richer.

Attire—Dress casually. Bring a light jacket for nights. Bring semi-casual dress clothes or resort wear for restaurants and nightlife. Suits and ties are rarely worn.

Specialties Sought

Primary Care Physicians, RNs, as well as many other types of specialtists, and medical support staff.

We are seeking the "best of the best" for Hawaii.

Additional opportunities may be found at: www.ahec.hawaii.edu

Hawai'i participates in the State Conrad 30 program but we do not provide direct recruitment services for J1 candidates. There are several Conrad 30 slots available, but opportunities for J1 physicians in the State of Hawai'i are very limited. Specialties are accepted.

To request a State of Hawai'i Conrad 30 waiver recommendation letter, candidates need to:
1) apply for a J-1 Visa waiver through the U.S. Department of State;
2) get a waiver review case number from U.S. Department of State;
3) secure an employment contract with a medical facility in a HPSA or Medically Underserved Area, signed by the candidate and the head of the facility, to provide patient care for at least 40 hours per week for a 3-year term;
4) send required information to Scott Daniels at the Hawai'i Dept. of Health, State Office of Rural Health.

J1 Contact Information

R. Scott Daniels, Ph.D.
Hawai`i Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
PO Box 916
Hilo, HI 96721
Phone: 808-961-9460
Fax: 808-974-6000
scott.daniels@doh.hawaii.gov

Hawai`i Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
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PO Box 916
Hilo, HI 96721
Phone: 808-961-9460
Fax: 808-974-6000
scott.daniels@doh.hawaii.gov

Additional Contacts

Allison Mikuni
allison.mikuni@doh.hawaii.gov
Tel: (808) 733-8364

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