Gold Humanism Honor Society inducts new members

(Front row) Carol Stanford, M.D., GHHS faculty sponsor, Alex Sneed, MS 5, Jason Edwards, MS 5, Raghu Varier, D.O., Luv Singh, MS 5, Ashley Mathews, M.D., Chris Smith, MS 5, Amy Patel, MS 6. (Second row) Laura Arnold, D.O, Ann Melookaran, MS 5, Julia Frisenda, MS 5, Monee Amin, MS 5, Parvathi Rayudu, MS 5, Ali Hasan, MS 5. (Back row) Rick Lustig, D.O., Ashley Abraham, MS 5, Howard Kremer, M.D., Anant Kharod, MS 5, Kirstin Hirni, MS5, Natalia Roldan, MS 5. Not pictured: Brent Beasley, M.D, and Molly Uhlenhake, D.O.

The UMKC School of Medicine chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society welcomed 19 new members  on March 12 during a reception and induction ceremony at Diastole. This year’s GHHS class included 13 students, two faculty members, and four UMKC School of Medicine residents.

The GHHS recognizes medical students, residents and physicians who demonstrate excellence in clinical care as well as leadership, compassion and dedication to service. Members are selected for their exemplary care of patients and a humanistic approach to clinical practice.

This year’s GHHS inductees include Year 5 students Ashley Abraham, Monee Amin, Jason Edwards, Julia Frisenda, Ali Hasan, Anant Kharod, Ann Melookaran, Parvathi Rayudu, Natalia Roldan, Luv Singh, Chris Smith, Alex Sneed and Kirstin Hirni.

The resident inductees include Laura Arnold, D.O., Ob/Gyn, Ashley Mathews, M.D., internal medicine and pediatrics, Raghu Varier, D.O., general pediatrics, and Molly Uhlenhake, D.O., internal medicine pediatrics.

The faculty inductees are Brent Beasley, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine, and Howard Kremer, M.D., associate professor of surgery and medical student clerkship coordinator.

The ceremony included opening remarks and a moment of reflection by Marjorie Sirridge, M.D., founder of the School of Medicine Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, and closing remarks from Carol Stanford, M.D., Gold 5 docent and GHHS faculty advisor.

To view more photos from the 2011 Gold Humanism Honor Society induction ceremony, go to: http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=293359&id=156658154449

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