Gold Humanism Honor Society


Gold Humanism Honor Society MembersThe Larner College of Medicine established a chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2005. The purpose of our chapter is to recognize those students who have demonstrated outstanding personal/interpersonal characteristics in their interactions with fellow students/teachers/staff and/or patients and their families. The selection of students for this honor is obtained from students within the class using a peer evaluation survey and from members of our faculty and staff.

Approximately 15% of the rising fourth-year class will be inducted. Students are inducted at a dinner during the Honors Night banquet in May. Selection of GHHS students are announced to all students and faculty, indicated in the MSPE, and acknowledged at graduation. We are very proud of the Class of 2021 inductees, selected by their fellow classmates and the Class of 2020 GHHS members.

As our students have been highly involved in community service activities, it is particularly likely that those selected for membership in the GHHS will embrace the idea of establishing an ongoing project that will advance the ideals of the Society in our community.

In addition to the class GHHS members, one student and one faculty member are nominated by the student, faculty, and staff and selected each year as the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. The 2019 recipients of the award were Lauren K. MacAfee, M.D., Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, and Dr. Caroline Krumholz Linehan, a member of the Larner College of Medicine Class of 2019 and a Family Medicine Resident at Kaiser Permanente, in Washington, Seattle, WA.

Profile photo of Dr. Andrea GreenUVM Larner College of Medicine GHHS Chapter Faculty Advisor
Andrea Green, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont

Gold Humanism Honor Society Pledge

I pledge by all that I hold dear as a Physician:

  • I will Care for my patients with Compassion, Respect, Empathy, Integrity and Clinical
  • I will Listen to my patients 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.

(Gold Humanism Website, 2016)