May 8, 2018 — The 18th annual Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society banquet and induction ceremony, held May 3 in the George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building, honored 26 medical students, six residents and four members of UF College of Medicine faculty who represent the chapter’s pillars of excellence in clinical care, compassion, leadership and dedication to service. During the event, fourth-year medical student De-Vaughn Williams was also recognized with this year’s Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
At the UF College of Medicine, the Chapman Chapter was established during the 2002-2003 academic year as a way to elevate principles of humanism and professionalism within medicine. Members inducted into the chapter should demonstrate respect for others, integrity and the ability to maintain compassion and commitment to humanistic goals in the face of adversity. Inductees are expected to sponsor academic events emphasizing humanism in medicine, undertake community projects and assist UF College of Medicine Dean Michael L. Good, M.D., in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the college.