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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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.