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Keali'i Ka'apana

Keali'i Ka'apana

The KIT Group

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Keali'i's work combines: Action Sports, Science, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Medical Officer

As a medical officer, I'm responsible for treating injuries that occur on the KIT shooting range.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Biology/Biological Sciences, General

    California State University-Long Beach

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Medical Assistants:

High School

Associate's Degree

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    I grew up on Oahu, where it was sun, surf, and sand 24/7.

  • 2.

    I decided that I wanted to travel and get paid for it, so I joined the military after high school.

  • 3.

    After leaving service, I went to college and dabbled in different majors, like politics and history.

  • 4.

    Finally biology caught my attention; that started my interest in the medical field.

  • 5.

    It took me six years to complete college because I chose to take the scenic route and enjoy myself.

  • 6.

    I struggled with PTSD when I got back; my peers said I was a "shell of my old self."

  • 7.

    I had a great foundation of friends and family that was there for me and helped me through it.

  • 8.

    I now work as a medical officer at KIT Group and in a pediatrician's office.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    I've been here longer than you; I don't need to do things your way.

  • How I responded:

    I work in a pediatric office, and there was a nurse administering shots in the wrong way. When I told her that she could hurt a child that way, she turned it on me and told people I was giving her bad advice. Sure enough, one day, she was giving a child a shot and the needle broke off in his arm. At that point, I could've easily said, "I told you so," but I knew she felt bad, so I chose to say, "It's okay. It was a mistake." My military training taught me to pick others up whenever possible.