The School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society will welcome 16 new student members into its Undergraduate Medical Education chapter and 12 resident members into a new Graduate Medical Education chapter. A ceremony to recognize all the new inductees is planned for noon on Feb. 21 at Diastole.
Chapters of the honor society each year select senior medical students, residents and physician teachers from nominations received from fellow students, residents and faculty based on their excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.
The School of Medicine established its chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2004 and has inducted new members each year since. The school received funding to establish a new Graduate Medical Education Chapter in 2014 for UMKC residents and fellows. This is the first year residents and fellows will be inducted into their own chapter of the organization.
The Gold Humanism Honor Society now recognizes 117 undergraduate medical education and 15 graduate medical education chapters. It was established in 2002 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to recognize students, residents and faculty who model integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy in patient-centered practice. 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.
Carol Stanford, M.D., Gold 5 docent, serves as the School of Medicine’s faculty sponsor of the honor society and serves on the program committee with the Gold Foundation and the mentoring committee of the foundation’s Gold Humanism Honor Society.
“These chapters are now spreading to residencies and fellowships to continue the mission of nurturing the humanistic and compassionate side of medicine,” Stanford said. “They’ve been very pleased with our chapter’s activities and felt our residency was a great place to start a new chapter.”
Stanford said the program has received the support of the medical school and partner hospital leaders.
“We’re getting a lot of good ideas of how we can have programs for our residents and fellows,” Stanford said.
2015 Gold Humanism Honor Society
UMKC School of Medicine
Medical Student Inductees
UMKC School of Medicine
Graduate Medical Education Inductees
Anna Grodzinsky (Cardiology Fellow)
Heather Doss (Medicine/Pediatrics)
Hunter White (Emergency Medicine)
Amira Ghazali (General Surgery)
Elizabeth Hahn (Obstetrics-Gynecology)
Grady Thiems (Emergency Medicine)
Jordan Barker (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Fatima Ali (Ophthalmology)
Scott Ellsworth (Orthopaedic Surgery)
Sarah Blake (Internal Medicine)
Ram Chettiar (Psychiatry)
James Kim (Pediatrics)