Gold Humanism Honor Society

In 2005, the Pritzker School of Medicine established a Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) chapter at the University of Chicago. This latest initiative from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation honors senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and other exemplars recognized for “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.” The election process is based upon the recommendations of third year student peers of the Pritzker School of Medicine and from the GHHS Selection Committee deliberations. The selection committee is composed of a broad array of individuals who interact with students in a variety of settings: clerkship administrators, nurses, residents, faculty, and medical school staff.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society recognizes those who…

  • Model, encourage and sustain the values of humanism and professionalism
  • Enjoy a shared vision of a balance between science and humanism
  • Lead, mentor, and inspire colleagues to promote humanism at all levels of healthcare
  • Advocate for humanism in medicine – on campus, in practice, personally, locally, nationally
  • Nurture fellowship in membership
  • With humility, reach out to and support those bowed down by barriers to humanism in medicine
  • Are a force for better healthcare for all

Gold Humanism Honor Society Class of 2017:

Hasenin Al-khersan Christopher Mattson
Daniel Blech Richard Newcomb
Laura Christianson Pamela Peters
Elizabeth Donnelly Lindsay Poston
Oluseyi Fayanju, MA Michael Rydberg
Sean Gaffney, M.Ed. Gabriel Saltzman
David Hamilton Victoria Thomas
Kathryn Kinasz Jackie Wang
Richard Loeb  

Look for events sponsored by the Gold Humanism Honor Society on the Calendar of Events.