Humanism and compassion are key to the profession of medicine, breaking down barriers between patients and physicians and putting the “care” in “health care.”
The Chapman chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which recognizes those who demonstrate these traits, inducted 23 fourth-year medical students, six residents and two faculty members Tuesday evening at Emerson Alumni Hall.
Induction each year includes roughly 15 percent of the fourth-year class, with a selection committee and peer evaluations nominating student members and students tapping faculty and resident members.
Along with a presentation of official pins and certificates, the 14th annual banquet and induction ceremony also included the presentation of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
This award — named after the self-made philanthropist who earned his master’s degree and doctorate while working as an educator at Hunter College in New York — recognizes a student and faculty member who best demonstrate clinical excellence and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care and respect for patients, families and health-care colleagues.
This year’s recipients were Donna Parker, M.D., clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and associate dean for diversity and health equity, and Samuel Dickmann, a fourth-year medical student.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 inductees:
Deepa Borde, M.D.
Donna Parker, M.D.
Bradley Beeler, M.D.
Chris Bucciarelli, M.D.
Loumarie Colon, M.D.
Janelle Gooden, M.D.
Alex Mathai, M.D.
Kelly Tepedino, M.D.
Denise Frohlich Jones
Mary Kate Reischmann