2015 GHHS National Solidarity Day
Message from the UTHSC GHHS Chapter Class of 2015:
"My name is Nikhil Panda and this year I have the privilege of serving the University of Tennessee College of Medicine as the student liaison to our Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. I am writing on behalf of our Chapter to inform you of our plans for National Solidarity Day.
Soon after our induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society, the Class of 2015 discussed options for how to best combine our creativity and resources to bring the UTHSC community together. After much discussion, we decided to honor the "unsung heroes" of our community - any non-attending or non-faculty member who has made our student experience better - with a video featuring MS1-MS4 medical students quickly giving their thanks. We have truly enjoyed this experience, for it has given many students within our community a chance to say some nice words about nurses, TAs, custodial staff, PAs and many more. Thanks to a bit of video editing experience within our chapter, we think our video will have a little extra flair."
Nikhil Panda (M-4 and GHHS Student Liaison)
The video will be posted to each of our medical campus websites on Solidarity Day. In addition, our Chapter Administrative Liaison, Pamela Scott, has ordered buttons to be distributed at each campus. Members of our Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter are excited to provide an opportunity to bring our colleagues and mentors together at this time to recognize how integral each member of our community is in providing an unbelievable medical education for the students at UTHSC.
The Transitional Year Residents at the Chattanooga Campus have also created a poster and flyers they will be distributing on Friday, February 13, 2105, to say thank you and recognize compassionate patient care.
Our GHHS Chapter will also be sponsoring a special GHHS Grand Rounds regarding Physician Burnout on April 14, 2015 at Noon in Chattanooga. The speaker will be James Lewis, MD, Surgery Clerkship Director, UT Graduate School of Medicine Knoxville. The session will be video conferenced to the other UT College of Medicine Campuses.
What is Solidarity Day? A celebration initiated by the national Gold Foundation and Honor Society after the tragic shootings in Tuscon, Arizona, involving Congresswoman Gabriel Gifford in January 2011. The 2nd week of February (usually February 14 ) has been selected as the time to honor this day each year and the importance of compassionate and humanistic patient care. For 2015, Friday, February 13, is the national day of recognition. Link for more information: http://humanism-in-medicine.org/index.php/ghhs/national_day_of_solidarity_for_compassionate_patient_care
UTHSC Solidarity Day 2015 sponsors: The UTHSC GHHS Chapter and the Chattanooga Transitional Year Residency Program
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact me at anytime.
Nikhil Panda (M-4)