Literature and addiction: Can stories combat stigma?

by Katie Grogan and Erin Zerbo U.S. medical education on the topic of addiction is highly inconsistent, with limited data to support the efficacy of one educational approach over another. […]

Forgiving ourselves for being human: Normalizing the isolating experience of adverse events

by Jo Shapiro, MD Practicing medicine can be both deeply satisfying and, at times, extraordinarily challenging. As physicians we tend to be perfectionists, holding expectations for ourselves that seem entirely […]

Highlights of the 2014 GHHS Biennial

The 2014 Gold Humanism Honor Society Biennial took place October 9-11, 2014 in Atlanta.  Selected tweets from the event are shown below. We will be adding presentation slides and PDFs of […]

ERAS medical residency application to include GHHS checkbox

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation (APGF) learned late on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 that the petition submitted to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) requesting the addition of a […]

Gold Foundation Events at AAMC 2014

Learn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting will take place November 7-11 in Chicago.  The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is proud to play a role in creating the programming […]

Building a medical student oath

by Emily Merfeld The first day of medical school was finally here. Years of studying for the MCAT, memorizing the steps of mitosis, and volunteering at the hospital had led […]

How I stay human

by Robert Swendiman, MD MPP For the first time in my medical career, a medical student asked me for feedback. It was July and I was a newly minted intern […]

Why complain and do nothing to make change?

by Gabi Heras, MD I have worked as a Spanish physician in Intensive Care for as long as I can remember, but it was outside my country where I found […]

Do you anticipate having more or less patient contact in your second year of medical school?

We recently asked our medical student bloggers: Do you anticipate having more or less patient contact in your second year?  Here are their answers: Jana Christian,  Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons […]

My wildly unrealistic wish list for the future of medicine in America

The Gold Foundation asked internist and writer Suzanne Koven, MD about her dreams for the future of medicine. Here is her wish list.