Gold Humanism Honor Society
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The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is a national honor society that honors senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and other exemplars recognized for excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. It was created by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine.
The Gold Humanism Honor Society was established in 2002 with generous sponsorship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Berrie Foundation and an unknown donor.
GHHS currently has more than 160 chapters in medical schools and internship programs.
Under the direction of faculty advisor, Dr. Amy Weil, the UNC Chapter of GHHS was created in 2013.
Members are elected by their colleagues and staff, and a screening committee evaluates them on the grounds of their contribution to humanism, outstanding leadership abilities, sensitivity, honesty, good judgement and community service.
The purpose of GHHS is to recognize the importance of humanistic care and to honor physicians who achieve this excellence.
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