May 11, 2017 — UF College of Medicine faculty, residents and students can agree: there is more to being a good doctor than just technical know-how.
The 17th annual Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society banquet and induction ceremony, held May 4, honored 31 medical students, seven residents and three members of UF College of Medicine faculty who exemplify the chapter’s pillars of excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.
The Chapman Chapter was established at the UF College of Medicine during the 2002-2003 academic year as a way to elevate principles of humanism and professionalism within medicine. Members inducted into the chapter are expected to undertake community projects, sponsor academic events emphasizing humanism in medicine and assist UF College of Medicine Dean Michael L. Good, M.D., in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the college.
This year’s banquet and induction ceremony also recognized one student and one faculty member as recipients of the annual Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. This year’s recipients are student Jennifer Costa and clinical professor of pediatrics Dr. Robert Lawrence.