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Nine PURCH Students Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society

May 18, 2021
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Nine medical students in the PURCH track at UMMS-Baystate have been selected by their peers and mentors for induction into the UMass Medical School Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS).

GHHS, one of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation's signature programs, recognizes students, residents and faculty who practice “patient-centered care by modeling the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy.” The UMMS chapter was established in 2014.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 Student Inductees

  • Emily Adler
  • Deirdre Buckley
  • Megan Hansen
  • Alexander Kaplan
  • Iha Kaul
  • Leo Kuwama
  • Olivia Nuelle
  • Simone Thibault
  • Bronwyn Wada-Gill

Inductees to GHHS are recognized in a ceremony and given a certificate and pin. They also have a GHHS identifier placed on their electronic residency application to indicate their membership.

About the Gold Humanism Honor Society

Since 2002 the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a signature program of  The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, has recognized students, residents and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. With  more than 160 chapters in medical schools and residency programs, there are more than 35,000 members in training and practice. The Gold Foundation also designed the White Coat Ceremony, a beloved ritual for first-year medical students and their families.

Gold Humanism Honor Society Oath

I pledge by all that I hold dear as a Physician:
I will Care for my patients with Compassion, Respect, Empathy, Integrity and Clinical Excellence;
I will Listen to my patients with my whole being;
I will Advocate for each patient as a unique individual;
I will Serve as a role model and mentor to promote humanism in health care;
I will Remember always the healing power of acts of caring;
I will Dedicate myself to joining with others to make health care optimal for all.