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Gold Humanism Honor Society

The mission of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is to recognize individuals, nominated by their peers, as exemplars of humanistic patient care and who can serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine.  The GHHS’ goal is to promote humanistic values and behaviors in medicine. Members of the society are committed to working within and beyond medical education to inspire, nurture and sustain lifelong advocates and activists for patient-centered care.

The GHHS Selection Committee consists of members of leadership of the School of Medicine, faculty members and additional administrative staff. (In the future, the Committee may choose to add GHHS members to this Selection Committee.) After compiling data from the GHHS nominee questionnaire, the students in the top 20-25% of the class will be evaluated for academic standing. Second, the eligible students will be presented to the Selection Committee. Student candidates will be evaluated based on their questionnaire results, data from their CVs, and comments from formative and summative evaluations throughout the four years of their medical education. The Selection Committee will then select up to 15% of the class to be recognized as a part of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. After the final decision, students will be notified by the Office of Student Affairs and it will be announced to the School of Medicine community.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.