GOLD HUMANISM HONOR SOCIETY welcomes nine new members

The John A. Burns School of Medicine Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society has welcomed it’s newest members. Nine “MS3s” (MD students in the Class of 2015) were inducted into the honor society along with two JABSOM faculty members on Friday, April 25, 2014.

The students were selected by a peer nomination process. Their classmates voted for the top 25% of the class who best exemplified characteristics of the humanistic physician, including being the best listener, the most caring, and the physician they would want for themselves or loved ones. From the initial nominees, nine were selected by committee, representing the top 15% of their class. Our two faculty inductees were selected by vote of the Class of 2014 for their commitment to and and being role models of humanism in medicine.

Faculty Inductees (L-R).  Dr. Chad Koyanagi, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry.  Dr. Richard Kasuya, Associate Dean of Education and Professor of Medicine.

Faculty Inductees (L-R). Dr. Chad Koyanagi, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. Dr. Richard Kasuya, Associate Dean of Education and Professor of Medicine.

We were very fortunate to have Dr. Richard Levin, President and CEO of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, present to induct our newest members, and to share his insights on humanism in medicine with our audience.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society is an initiative of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation that promotes humanism in medicine and recognizes those who possess the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect, empathy and service. The JABSOM Chapter was founded in Fall 2012. Members of the Class of 2014 (graduating MS4s) comprise our inaugural class. This is our second class of inductees, and the first year that faculty were included as inductees One of the two faculty will be selected to receive the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award at convocation on May 18th.

Our main photograph: Inductees from the JABSOM Class of 2015: (left to right) Marissa Isaki, Ashley Marumoto, Aldrich Ricalde, Joseph Shroers-Martin, Kellie Kitamura, Huy Do, Ashley Saito, Kori Matsuura, Austin Nakatsuka, Dr. Richard Levin.

Mahalo to Dr. Damon Lee for contributing to this article.

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