The Arnold P. Gold Foundation through its Humanism in Medicine Award annually honors a medical school faculty physician (MD or DO degree) who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. The nominee must also possess the desirable personal qualities necessary to the practice of patient-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy, and service by
example. The goal of the award is to emphasize, reinforce, and enhance the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty. The presence of a caring, compassionate, and collaborative learning environment serves as positive reinforcement to prospective physicians of the desirability of such qualities in the doctor patient relationship. The criteria employed in the selection of the award recipient includes the assessment of professional and personal skills, personal attributes, and professional and academic activities that provide evidence of the following qualities and characteristics:
- Involvement in community service
- Collaboration with students and patients
- Modeling ethics of the profession
2009 Humanism and Teaching in Excellence Award Winners
2008 Humanism and Teaching in Excellence Award Winners
If you would like to learn more about the Humanism in Medicine Ward, please visit the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Website HERE.