SOM welcomes new members to Gold Humanism Honor Society

Members of the School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society gathered for a group photo during the 2012 Class induction ceremony on Feb. 4 at Diastole.

The UMKC School of Medicine chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomed a class of 19 new members on Feb. 4 during at a ceremony Diastole. Thirteen students, four residents, and two faculty were among this year’s list of honorees.

The GHHS honors senior medical students, residents and physician teachers for excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. Members are selected for their exemplary care of patients and a humanistic approach to clinical practice.

Marjorie Sirridge, M.D., founder of the School of Medicine Office of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, gave a brief welcome to GHHS inductees and their guests during the ceremony, as did 2011 GHHS inductees Paru Rayudu, MS 6, and Ann Melookaran, MS 6, and Carol Stanford, M.D., Gold 5 docent, who serves as the GHHS faculty advisor.

To view more photos from the 2012 Gold Humanism Honor Society induction ceremony, go to the School of Medicine’s Facebook page.

Monee Amin, MS 6, and David Schomas, M.D., also received the 2012 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards, given annually to a graduating student and a faculty member who demonstrate the ideals of outstanding compassion in patient care, respect for patients, their families and colleagues as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.

UMKC School of Medicine
2012 Gold Humanism Honor Society

Adil Akthar
Noor Abu Alnadi
Simran Arora
Himanshu Banda
Khannah Baxter
Melony Chakrabarty
Christopher Griffith
Sarah Jennison
Mena Kerolus
Mariam Nawas
Ashwini Poola
Nabeel Porbandarwala
Victoria Rizk

Dr. Hala Adil
Dr. David Jolley
Dr. Christopher Radshenko
Dr. Priscilla Thomas

Faculty Attendings
Dr. Douglas Bogart
Dr. David Schomas

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