Gold Humanism Ceremony

Recap of 2019 Ceremony

Published in InScope, September 2019

Students, residents and faculty inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society

More than 30,000 medical students, physicians, and other leaders have been inducted and serve as role models of the human connection in healthcare.
The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) recognizes students, residents and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. GHHS members are peer nominated and are the ones that others say they want taking care of their own family.

The Society currently has about 30,000 members in training and practice.
Membership in GHHS goes beyond selection and induction into an honor society. Its members have a responsibility to model, support, and advocate for compassionate, patient-centered care throughout their careers. The creation of a GHHS chapter signifies to the medical community that an institution places high value on the interpersonal skills and attitudes that are essential for the highest level of patient care.

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation “advances humanism in medicine, perpetuating the tradition of the caring doctor. Through innovative medical education, we promote and affirm more compassionate medical care and caregivers.” ( See for more information.) IUSM established a chapter in 2005, and created an important recognition for senior medical students, residents, and faculty.

Recipients receive a gold lapel pin, attend the IUSM Gold induction reception, and have their names and award posted locally and nationally. This honor given to 10% of the senior class is also recognized by ERAS and considered in many NRMP match rankings.

Again, please be sure to send in your nominations by late February 2020. Peer votes are the main factor in selection – nominees with multiple votes will be notified in March to submit for committee consideration. The upper quintile of nominees will be invited to submit a brief application packet to the IU Gold Humanism Honor Society Selection Committee. Final notification of GHHS awardees will occur later in Spring to allow the rising seniors to get involved in chapter activities for the senior year.

2019 Ceremony Photo Gallery

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