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Faculty role models and student members of the Gold Humanism Society chat with Off the Streets guest Shauntina Burke

Faculty role models and student members of the Gold Humanism Society chat with Off the Streets guest Shauntina Burke
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Publish Date: 03/08/12
Media Contact: Angela Koenig, 513-558-4625
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Gold Humanism Honor Society Focuses on Patient Centered Care

The College of Medicine’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) organized a dinner for the senior class and their faculty role models Monday night to focus on patient-centered care.

GHHS students invited community members from Off the Streets (OTS), a program of Cincinnati Union Bethel with the mission to assist women involved in prostitution move toward safety, recovery, empowerment and community reintegration.

GHHS students encouraged the women from OTS to share their stories leading to healthy change in their lives. The dinner is part of the GHHS annual service project to promote humanism and professionalism on the medical campus.
"In addition to the dinner, this year’s GHHS students collaborated with the UC College-Conservatory of Music to produce a video that features UC physicians promoting humanism and professionalism in the care of patients. It was important to this year’s GHHS students to have a lasting product that they would leave the College of Medicine before graduation,” says their faculty advisor Denise Gibson, PhD, assistant dean for academic support and counseling in the office of student affairs and admissions.

The Cincinnati chapter is one of 95 medical schools with a GHHS chapter. The society aims to promote a culture of humanism in the practice of medicine by publicly recognizing medical students, residents and faculty whose clinical competence and professionalism include exceptional humanistic behavior and commitment to service.

The dinner and video project were made possible through a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. 

Medical students who have completed their third year of medical school are eligible for nomination from their peers and faculty. Those chosen are inducted in a recognition ceremony and GHHS membership is included in their medical student performance evaluation.

On Wednesday the GHHS also recognized new College of Medicine student inductees: James Banks, Regina Cano, Adam Goodale, Brian Hendricks, Jenna Klotz, Teresa Meier, Damali Nakitende, Sabre Patton, Robert Pulliam, Rachel Robitz, Lara Schaheen, Jessica Sisto, Loren Smith and Zachary Thurman.

For more information, contact Gibson at
denise.gibson@uc.eduor 513-558-0203

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