Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter



What is the GHHS?
Established in 2002, the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is an international association of individuals and medical school chapters whose members are selected as exemplars of empathy, compassion, altruism, integrity, and service in their relationships with patients and others in the field of medicine. The University of Tennessee Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter was approved in March 2009 and the first inductees were named in April 2009. This was made possible by an initial grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.


2016 GHHS Induction Ceremony - Class of 2016 (April 30, 2016):

 2016 GHHS Induction Ceremony


2016 Inductees:
Laura Elizabeth Anderson, Neeharika Bhatnagar, Blake C. Briggs, Anne Stewart Calkins, Alexander Douglas Calvert, Alexander Douglas Calvert, Shane Wesley Coughlin, Erica Lynn Eggers, Joshua Michael Justice, Amanda Kull, Febecca Faith McKendrick, David James Moquin, Jordan David Perchick, Salar Rafieetary, Rebecca Jean Teague, Anderson Hudgens Webb, and Hairan Zhu.


Click on this link to view activities of GHHS Chapter for 2015-2016.


Chapter Advisor:  Mukta Panda, MD, FACP, Professor and Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga


Chapter Co-Advisors

  • Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CHCP, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
  • Renate Rosenthal, PhD, Professor and Assistant Dean (Memphis Campus Liaison)
  • James Lewis, MD, Associate Professor and Chair for the Academy of Scholars (UT Graduate School of Medicine Knoxville Campus Liaison)

2016-2017 Student Chapter Liaisons:  Liz Anderson and Anne Calkins


Chapter Administrative Liaison:  Pamela D. Scott, Director,  Graduate and Medical Student Education, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga


GHHS Mission

The GHHS is dedicated to foster, recognize, and support the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine. The Society commits itself to work within and beyond medical education to inspire, nurture, and sustain lifelong advocates and activists for compassionate patient care.


Honor Society Pledge
As a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, I pledge to:

  1. Be a role model and mentor for humanism in medicine.
  2. Champion the proper balance between scientific and humanistic patient care.
  3. Inspire colleagues to promote humanism throughout the healthcare system.
  4. Advocate humanistic patient care locally, regionally, and nationally. 
  5. Nurture fellowship in membership. 
  6. Help those struggling to overcome the barriers to humanism in medicine. 
  7. Be a force for improving healthcare for everyone.

Who are GHHS members?

  • Medical students, residents, medical school faculty members, and national figures who are role models in their contributions to compassionate service in medicine.
  • Recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
  • Recipients of the Accreditation's Council for Graduate Medical Education's Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award.
  • Recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award.

2016 GHHS Induction  

 Updated 5/3/2016

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