Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter

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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.

 

Click on the link below to view the 2020 GHHS Induction Ceremony Slideshow

2020 GHHS Ceremony Slideshow

 

Pier 2 Ballroom

The 2020 Induction Ceremony and Luncheon was held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Pier 2 at Ross' Landing adjacent to the Southern Belle Riverboat dock in Downtown Chattanooga.  As part of the celebration,  residents and faculty who were selected as outstanding teachers by medical students rotating in Chattanooga during calendar 2019.  Our guest speaker was Austin Dalgo, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics [Palliative Care], UT College of Medicine Memphis.

 

 

2020 GHHS Induction Ceremony - Class of 2021


Blake Alexander Barton Dylan Elliot Brooks
Michael Robert Brunner Kenneth Michael Coca
Elijah Teancum DeBroux  Austin George DeMaagd 
Mallie Marie Dennis Jennings Hardee Dooley 
Irtiqa Farooq Fazili  Andrew Luke Gentuso
Kylie Inez Wills Holden  Adam Keith Hubler
Chloe Noelle Hundman  Melissa Ramos Justo
Sophia Elise Lavie  Eric Ly
 Lydia McColl Makepeace   Mary Elizabeth McBride *
 Robert Austin O'Connor  SaeRam Oh
 Radha Piyush Patel *  Sofia Sabrina Sanchez
 Kevin Andrew Sellers *  Matthew Neil Spence

 

*2020 - 2021 GHHS Student Chapter Liaisons

 

Chapter Advisorand Founder  Mukta Panda, MD, MACP and FRCP-London, Professor, Department sof Medicine and Medical Education, and Assistant Dean for Well-Being and Medical Student Education, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga

 

Chapter Co-Advisors

  • Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CHCP, Professor, Department of Medicine, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (Chattanooga Campus Co-Advisor)
  • Renate Rosenthal, PhD, Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Education, and Assistant Dean for Behavioral Science Integration (Memphis Campus Co-Advisor)
  • Austin Dalgo, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics [Palliative Care] (Memphis Campus Co-Advisor)
  • James Lewis, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, and Chair for the Academy of Scholars for the UT Graduate School of Medicine ( Knoxville Campus Advisor)

2019-2020 Student Chapter Liaisons
Victoria Godwin, Jami  Reece, and Larissa Wolf (GHHS 2019 inductees and members of the COM Class of 2020)

 

2020 GHHS Ceremony Guest Speaker

Autsin Dalgo, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics [Paliative Care], UT College of Medicine Memphis

 

GHHS Chapter Administrative Liaisons
Pamela D. Scott, C-TAGME, Director,  Graduate and Medical Student Education (Chattanooga Campus)

Courtney Orloski, Medical Student Services Specialist (Chattanooga Campus)

 

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 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 pateints 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.

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.

Resident and Faculty Recognized as Outstanding Teachers
Selected by medical students rotating in Chattanooga during 2019

 

Residents

Emergency Medicine:  Christopher Etchells, MD
Family Medicine:  William Shelton, MD
Internal Medicine:  Chuang-Xing Ho, MD

OB/GYN:  Natalie Vukmer, DO, MS
Orthopaedic Surgery:  Connor Read, MD

Pediatrics:  Michael Facciolo, MD
Surgery:  Victoria Miles, MD

Urology:  Amanda Threlkeld, MD, and Michael Tonzi, MD

 

Faculty

Emergency:  Benjamin Smith, MD, and Jessica Whittle, MD
Family Medicine:  Steven Fox, MD

Internal Medicine:  Michael Davis, MD

Neurology:  Abdelazim Sirelkhatim, MD

OB/GYN:  Frederick Bossert, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery:  Jeremy Bruce, MD

Pediatrics:  Jeffrey Bennett, MD

Psychiatry:  Audrey Hime, MD

Surgery:  W. Heath Giles, MD

Urology:  Daniel Herz, MD, and Amar Singh, MD

 

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following administrative staff for the Chattanooga Campups who made this event possible at the event and behind the scene:

    Liz Jones, Executive Assistant to the Deans

    Kim Judd, GME Lead Coordinator

    Courtney Orloski, Medical Student Services Specialist

 

Donations for our GHHS Chapter

We appreciate your support of the GHHS Chapter and its activities.  You can make your tax deductible donations for GHHS payable to The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and denote the purpose is for the UT GHHS Chapter:


UT College of Medicine Chattanooga
ATT:  Jane Clay, Director of Finance and Administration
960 East Third St, Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN  37403

 

Updated 02/23/2020

 

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