Gold Professorships


While we had originally planned to launch the next round of Professorship applications in 2015, we are currently reviewing our schedule and will likely postpone our next RFP to 2016. We expect to make a formal announcement in early 2015. To learn more about instructions and requirements, you may refer to the 2013 Request for Applications.  

The purpose of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship Program is to promote the importance of humanistic medicine and the values of professionalism in medical education. This award honors and supports faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level who embody these attributes through clinical practice, teaching, and scholarship including research and curriculum development. The Gold Foundation defines the attributes of a humanistic doctor as one who demonstrates respect for a patient’s concerns and values and provides compassionate consideration and care for a patient’s physical and emotional well-being.

The Gold Professorships are designed:

  1. To recognize the critical importance that role model faculty plays in the training and education of future humanistic doctors.
  2. To protect time for faculty to teach and mentor their trainees and to advance research and/or projects related to fostering humanistic patient care.
  3. To support innovative programs, projects or research that both advocate and institutionalize the mission of the Gold Foundation, thereby promoting humanistic medicine at institutional, national, and international levels.
  4. To facilitate the professional development and career of academic leaders for humanism in medicine, and advocate for humanistic patient care and mentorship in academic medical centers; as well as to develop ways to sustain the work of the professorships following their completion.

Gold Professors are provided with $50,000 per year for a three year period. Funds may be used for a variety of activities, projects or research including but not limited to curriculum development, program development, and transforming institutional culture toward a more humanistic learning environment.

Meet our Gold Professors