February 2018 | News & Notes
We are excited to announce that the Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest has expanded to include nursing students, thanks to a collaboration with the AACN (American Association Colleges of Nursing) and AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). This year's prompt for medical and nursing students: Reflecting on the following quote, tell us about a healthcare experience with a patient or fellow clinician that led you to a new, unexpected understanding or perspective: “It’s not what you look at that matters, but what you see" — Henry David Thoreau. The winning essays will be published in both Academic Medicine and The Journal of Professional Nursing. For more information and to submit essays please click here.
 Deadline: March 31
More than 85 institutions put a special emphasis on patients during the 2018 Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care, which was held Feb. 12-16. Activities included pet therapy sessions, care kits for families who had a stillborn or premature baby, the Tell Me More® program, and much more. Thank you to all the GHHS chapters and healthcare institutions that participated!
The Gold Humanism Honor Society hosted its first Thank a Resident Day on February 23, 2018, a day set aside to honor residents across the country for their hard work and dedication. More than 30 medical institutions planned activities to show their appreciation for residents, including special meals and thank you notes. Thank you to all the GHHS chapters and healthcare institutions that made this first year a success!
Support our mission of Keeping Healthcare Human by becoming a 30th Anniversary Gala Sponsor. The gala will be held June 13, 2018, at Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. We will be honoring Alan Alda, actor, writer and science communicator, and Darrell Kirch, MD, President/CEO of the AAMC. We will also be celebrating the legacy of our co-founder Dr. Arnold P. Gold. Download the sponsorship packet here or contact Director of Development Kerry Ford today. Look for information coming soon on our website and in your inbox about individual tickets!
Deadline for gala sponsorships: May 15
We are now accepting applications for the Picker Gold Challenge Grants for Residency Training Program . Faculty from any graduate education program accredited by the ACGME or Canadian certification colleges are eligible to apply for a grant to support residency training that enhances interprofessional and patient-centered care. Learn more here and apply today!
Deadline: March 30
The Gold Student Summer Fellowship offers medical students the opportunity to create their own service or research project. Projects must be focused on understanding and/or enhancing culturally competent practice, developing skills to become patient and relationship-centered physicians, and addressing a public health need in an underserved community or population. In 2017, fellows worked with communities from Alabama to Botswana. Learn more here and apply today !
Deadline: March 16
In part two of a six-part blog series, Dr. Karen Knops offers steps to help make the most of your medical visit. In her blog post "Summarize", Dr. Knops highlights the two key areas of a visit where the patient and provider need to align: setting goals for the visit and understanding relevant history and background. Dr. Knops also explains how to create a one-page health summary to share with your healthcare team.
Gold Humanism Honor Society Director Dorothy Levine, MD, spoke with Admissions Straight Talk Podcast host Linda Abraham about humanism, GHHS, the origins of the White Coat Ceremony, legacy of Dr. Arnold Gold, and much more. The podcast aired on Feb. 27. Listen here.
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