Medical students at College recognized for patient-centered care

August 31, 2017

Six University of Alabama School of Medicine students completing their clinical years of education at the College of Community Health Sciences have been recognized as 2017 Gold Humanism Honor Society inductees. The students are: Rachel Daniell and Amie Lemley of the Class of 2017; and Mary Craig, Luke Iannuzzi, John Pickering and Christopher Ray of the Class of 2018. CCHS serves as the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus of the School of Medicine. The Gold Humanism Honor Society was established to recognize medical students, residents and faculty who practice patient-centered care by modeling such qualities as integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy. Each year, the Gold Humanism Honor Society extends membership to medical students in their clinical years who are committed to these qualities. Between 10 percent and 15 percent of each class can be selected cumulatively during the third and fourth years of medical school. The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a signature program of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which works to create “compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent health care and to support clinicians throughout their careers so that that the humanistic passion that motivates them at the beginning of their education can be sustained throughout their practice.”