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The Gold - Hope Tang, MD 2014 Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest

GME Program on Hidden Curriculum

Harvard Macy Institute Program for Educators

Gold DOC

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Gold Professorships

Grant Requests from Medical Community

Home Visit Program

Humanism & Ethics Night

Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training

Residency Ritual – Oath Creation Pilot Program

Student Clinician’s Ceremony

Student Summer Fellowships

White Coat Ceremony

Gold Humanism Honor Society

The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) honors medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and other exemplars recognized for “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.” Organized to elevate the values of humanism and professionalism within the field of medicine, the Society is fast becoming integrated into the medical educational environment.

The GHHS is a steadfast advocate for humanism through activities on campus and involvement with its membership. Creating a chapter of the GHHS signifies to students and faculty that an institution places high value on the interpersonal skills and attitudes that are essential for excellent patient care.

Inspiration for the GHHS began in the late 1990s, when medical educators and residency program directors expressed the need for a mechanism to identify applicants for internships and residencies who have outstanding clinical and interpersonal skills. Thanks to a series of grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, deans, medical educators, and experts in assessment were convened to explore and research the viability of an honor society to promote humanistic values and behaviors. 

GHHS Mission

The GHHS is dedicated to recognize, support and promote the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine. The Society is committed to working within and beyond medical education to inspire, nurture and sustain lifelong advocates and activists for patient-centered medical care.


GHHS Founders
The Russell Berrie Foundation, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Anonymous

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