Tag Archives: Gold Humanism Honor Society

Compassionate care will get an extra boost during Patient Solidarity Week

Really listening to patients and providing empathetic, compassionate care have always been a big part of the UMKC School of Medicine’s physician education. Next week those elements will get an extra boost from National Patient Solidarity Week.

The week, Feb. 12-16 this year, is sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes patient-centered care. UMKC has had a chapter for 15 years and last month inducted more than three-dozen new members.

National Patient Solidarity Week activities are designed to strengthen the bond between patients and their physicians, nurses and other care givers. By increasing such engagement with patients, the program aims to enhance patient and staff satisfaction and improve health care outcomes.

For several years, members of the school’s Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter also have delivered roses and Valentines to Truman Medical Center patients on or near Valentine’s Day. And for the past three years, a “Tell Me More” activity during the week has emphasized medical students’ conversations that engage patients on important non-medical aspects of their lives.

Answers to some of the questions (such as “How would your friends describe you?”) are written on posters and hung at the head of each patient’s bed, so that everyone on the health care team has the opportunity to relate to patients in ways other than their clinical diagnoses. 

Members of the School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and their faculty sponsor, Carol Stanford, M.D., delivered roses and Valentine's cards to patients at Truman Medical Center.
For several years, members of the School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and their faculty sponsor, Carol Stanford, M.D., have delivered roses and Valentine’s cards to patients at Truman Medical Center.

 

 

 

School of Medicine welcomes 2018 Gold Humanism Honor Society members

The 2018 Gold Humanism Society inductees.

The School of Medicine’s Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomed the 2018 class of inductees during its annual induction ceremony on Jan. 20 at Diastole.

It is the 15th consecutive year that the UMKC chapter has recognized students with induction into the national organization. More than three-dozen new members were chosen — 17 students and 20 who are residents, fellows or faculty members.

The students were selected from nominations made by colleagues and faculty based on their excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. Members are selected for their exemplary care of patients and their humanistic approach to clinical practice. Dr. R. Stephen Griffith, M.D., and Dr. Glenn E. Talboy Jr., M.D., were this year’s faculty inductees.

With funding support from the Gold Foundation, the School of Medicine established its chapter of the honor society in 2004. A Graduate Medical Education chapter was added in 2014 specifically for School of Medicine/Truman Medical Center residents.

Established in 2002 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the Gold Humanism Honor Society today has 30,000 members nationally in training or practice. It recognizes 149 undergraduate medical education and 14 graduate medical education chapters at medical schools throughout the country.

Members are viewed by their peers as role models for humanistic care within their communities. The society also provides educational events, supports research, promotes professional growth and creates networking opportunities.

2018 Gold Humanism Honor Society

STUDENTS

Avosuashi Akande
Muhammed Alikhan
Saba Bajwa
Deven Bhatia
Matthew Decker
Ahmed Elbermawy
Luke He
Cindy Jiang
Christian Lamb
Raksha Madhavan
Dominic Nardi
Imran Nizamuddin
Uzoamaka Ofodu
Ajay Patel
Ami Purohit
Kale Turner
Vivek Vallurupalli

FACULTY

Dr. R. Stephen Griffith, M.D.
Dr. Glenn E. Talboy, Jr., M.D.

FELLOWS

Amine Bourbia
Stephen Eikerman
Mir Fahad Faisal
Charles McMahon

RESIDENTS

Hussein Asad
Laith Derbas
Jeremy Jennings
Jonathan Kendall
Olivia Kwan
Barbara Nguyen
Anas Noman
Thomas Odeny
Madhuri Ramakrishnan
Shubha Deep Roy
Anweshan Samanta
Justin Stowell
Merrill Thomas
Kaitlin Wittler

School of Medicine welcomes 2017 inductees to Gold Humanism Honor Society

The UMKC School of Medicine inducted a new class of students and residents into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on Jan. 21 during a ceremony at Diastole.

The School of Medicine’s Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomed the 2017 class of inductees during its annual induction ceremony on Jan. 21 at Diastole.

It is the 14th consecutive year that the UMKC chapter has recognized students with induction into the national organization. The 18 students selected are chosen from nominations made by colleagues and faculty based on their excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. Members are selected for their exemplary care of patients and their humanistic approach to clinical practice.

With funding support from the Gold Foundation, the School of Medicine established its chapter of the honor society in 2004. A Graduate Medical Education chapter was added in 2014 specifically for School of Medicine/Truman Medical Center residents.

This year’s class of inductees included 13 UMKC medical residents and fellows. Renee Cation, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, and Gary Salzman, M.D., professor of medicine and Green 6 docent, were this year’s faculty inductees. Salzman was inducted as this year’s faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

Carol Stanford, M.D., is faculty sponsor for school’s chapter of the honor society. Stanford said the organization is focused on volunteerism and continues to serve as an ambassador to the School of Medicine and Truman Medical Center in providing students, residents and fellows with opportunities to serve others.

Established in 2002 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the Gold Humanism Honor Society today has more than 24,000 members nationally. It recognizes 144 undergraduate medical education and 14 graduate medical education chapters at medical schools throughout the country.

Members are viewed by their peers as role models for humanistic care within their communities. The society also provides educational events, supports research, promotes professional growth and creates networking opportunities.

UMKC School of Medicine
Gold Humanism Honor Society

2017 Inductees

Students
Yembur Ahmad
Cody Braun
Kelsey Brown
Sanju Eswaran
Morgan Gonder
Ravali Gummi
Asdullah Helal
Max Holtmann
Ahsan Hussain
Michael Keirsey
Suzan Lisenby
Amena Mohiuddin
Nilbhi Patel
Alexandra Reinbold
David Sanborn
Meghna Singh
Claire Smith
Harris Zamir

Residents/Fellows
Talal Asif, MD
Jeff Beckett, MD
Denise Cardenal, MD
Stephane Desouches, DO
Sean Doran, DO
Wilson Harrison, MD
Badar Hasan, MD
Sarah Nazeer, MD
Braden Price, DO
Jacob Rouquette, MD
Raj Shah, MD
Jenny Shen, MD
Paul Williams, DO

Faculty
Dr. Renee Cation
*Dr. Gary Salzman
*(2017 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine recipient)

 

 

Students’ efforts put focus on compassionate care

GHHS_Flowers_2016
UMKC School of Medicine members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society delivered roses and hand-made cards to patients as part of Solidarity Day on Feb. 15, the day after Valentine’s Day.

A rosy air wafted through Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill on Monday afternoon.

Each year since 2011, right around Valentine’s Day, members of the School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society hand out roses and cards to patients as part of National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care. The day is part of the national society’s Solidarity Week that encourages medical schools and patient care facilities to focus on the importance of kindness to patients.

Seven UMKC students selected recently to the Gold Humanism Honor Society participated. They joined faculty sponsor Carol Stanford, M.D., docent and associate professor of medicine, and her husband, Jim Stanford, M.D., also a docent and associate professor of medicine, in delivering flowers and cards.

Carol Stanford said students in the society conducted fundraisers throughout the year. Part of those funds were used to purchase the 23 dozen roses that were presented to patients throughout the hospital.

“Last year, we had enough roses to give one to every patient and handed them out in the clinics, as well,” Carol Stanford said.

Gold Humanism students also spent time hand-crafting stacks of cards filled with uplifting thoughts and well wishes to hand out with the more than 270 roses.

“I want to be able to connect with the patients outside of medicine and just bring a smile to their face,” said Sally Azer, a fifth-year student participating in the event for the first time. “Even if it’s something as small as a flower, I want to be a part of that.”

Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes 2016 class

2015_Gold_Humanism
The School of Medicine inducted its 2016 class of Gold Humanism Honor Society members on Jan. 23.

The School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomed the 2016 class of students, residents and faculty members on Jan. 23 during its annual induction ceremony at Diastole.

This is the 13th consecutive year that the UMKC chapter has recognized senior medical students, residents and physician teachers by their selection into the honor society. Those selected are chosen from nominations made by colleagues based on their excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. Members are selected for their exemplary care of patients and their humanistic approach to clinical practice.

Established in 2004, UMKC’s honor society received funding from the Gold Foundation to create a Graduate Medical Education chapter specifically for residents in 2015. Today, the Gold Humanism Honor Society has more than 24,000 members. It recognizes 135 undergraduate medical education and 15 graduate medical education chapters at medical schools throughout the country.

The society was established in 2002 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Members are viewed by their peers as role models for humanistic care within their communities. The society also provides educational events, supports research, promotes professional growth and creates networking opportunities.

2016 Leonard Tow Award
Kim Hartman, M.D., (left) received the 2016 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from Gold Humanism Honor Society faculty sponsor Carol Stanford, M.D.

Special recognition went to Kim Hartman, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, as the 2016 faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism Award. The award is given annually to one faculty member and one graduating student who demonstrate compassion in the delivery of care, respect for their patients and families, and for their colleages, as well as for demonstrated clinical excellence. The student award will be presented at the School of Medicine commencement ceremony in May.

2016 Gold Humanism Honor Society
UMKC School of Medicine
Medical Student Inductees
Jesal Amin
Sally Azer
Kayla Briggs
Kevin Gibas
Ingrid Hsuing
Neha Husain
Eri Joyo
Solomon Kim
Nathan LaVoy
Deborah Levy
Huma Mujadad
Nkiru Osude
Mitali Thanawala
Lauren Thai
Hima Veeramachaneni
Kirbi Yelorda

UMKC School of Medicine
Graduate Medical Education Inductees
Katie Willet, M.D., Emergency Medicine
Sola Kim, M.D., Internal Medicine
Alexis White, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology
Nathan Sanderse, M.D., Internal Medicine
Mohamed Omar, M.D., Internal Medicine

UMKC School of Medicine
Faculty Inductees
Kim Hartman, M.D., Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
Rebecca Pauly, M.D., Internal Medicine
Michael Silvers, M.D., Community and Family Medicine

 

GHHS welcomes new 20 new members into honor society

Carol Stanford, M.D., faculty sponsor for the UMKC School of Medicine's Gold Humanism Honor Society, recognized George Thompson, M.D., associate professor of medical humanities and social sciences, as one of the 2014 GHHS inductees on April 5.
Carol Stanford, M.D., faculty sponsor for the UMKC School of Medicine’s Gold Humanism Honor Society, recognized George Thompson, M.D., associate professor of medical humanities and social sciences, as one of the 2014 GHHS inductees on April 5.

The School of Medicine’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) inducted 20 new members and recognized the winners of this year’s Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award on April 5 during a ceremony at Diastole.

This year’s GHHS induction class includes 15 students, four residents and one faculty physician, chosen for their exemplary care of patients and their humanistic approach to clinical practice. Students and faculty make nominations each year based on the individual’s excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.

Former dean and founding docent Marjorie Sirridge, M.D., was honored as the faculty recipient of this year’s Leonard Tow Humanism Award. Sirridge is also the founder of the School of Medicine Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics. Pooja Thimmappa, MS 6, is the 2014 student winner of the Leonard Tow award.

The Leonard Tow award is given annually to one graduating student and one faculty member who demonstrate the ideas of compassion in the delivery of care, respect for their patients and their families, and for their colleages, as well as for demonstrated clinical excellence.

Carol Stanford, M.D., Gold 5 docent and GHHS faculty sponsor, welcomed the new members and presented each with a certificate of induction during the program. A year in review slide show provided highlights of the organization’s events including Kindness is Contagious Week and Solidarity Day. GHHS members also talked about future plans to include a UMKC Resident Chapter and a student research project for GHHS.

The GHHS began in the late 1990s and now has 104 chapters at medical school across the United States. The program is sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation of the GHHS.

Medical students:
Beenish Ahmed
Sami Alharastani
George Cyriac
Scott Helgeson
Sheeba Kunnel
Ayesha Murtuza
Caitlin Nickols
Ripa Patel
Nasreen Quadri
Jessica Sebastian (Van Mason)
Fatima Shekhani
Erin Sieck
Belal Tarakji
Maria Uloko
Rachael Zamazanuk

Residents
James Barnes (Orthopedic surgery)
Moo Cho (General surgery, former UMKC medical student)
Haley Merrill (Orthopedic surgery)
Brad Schow (Pediatrics)

Attending
George Thompson, M.D.