Seventeen members of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga Class of 2016, representing the top 10 percent of students, will be inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society on Friday, March 6, 2015, at a ceremony and luncheon at Erlanger. Nominees are:
Timothy Boswell Kathryn (Huggins) Rampon
Andrew Cibulas Matthew Ramsey
Robert Hester Cori Rogers
James Humble Benjamin Spires
Azad Karim Trenton Stevens
Rachel Martin Rebecca Uhlmann
Cathya Olivas Daniel Wakefield
Joseph Oros Robert Matthew Wham
Established in 2002, the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is an international association of individuals and medical school chapters whose members are selected as exemplars of empathy, compassion, altruism, integrity, and service in their relationships with patients and others in the field of medicine. The University of Tennessee Gold Humanism Honor Society Chapter was established in 2009 through an initial grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
On Friday, February 13, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine GHHS celebrated the Annual National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care by creating a video to express their thanks to “unsung heroes” in the medical community for rendering compassionate care. Solidarity Day was initiated by the national Gold Foundation and Honor Society after the tragic shootings in Tuscon, Arizona, involving Congresswoman Gabriel Gifford in January 2011.
At Erlanger Health System, Solidarity Day 2015 was sponsored by the UT GHHS Chapter and the Chattanooga Transitional Year Residency Program. “Solidarity Day gives us the opportunity to let our colleagues and healthcare providers know how much we appreciate everything they do for patients and our medical students and residents throughout the UT System and Erlanger,” said GHHS Chapter Advisor, Dr. Mukta Panda, FACP, Professor and Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education, and Transitional Year Program Director, UT College of Medicine Chattanooga. Dr. Panda also serves as the key faculty advisor for the UTHSC GHHS Chapter, established in Chattanooga.
The GHHS is dedicated to foster, recognize, and support the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine. The Society commits itself to work within and beyond medical education to inspire, nurture, and sustain lifelong advocates and activists for compassionate patient care.
About Erlanger Health System
The Erlanger Health System has five Tennessee-based medical campuses, including the region’s only children’s hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center, providing the highest level of trauma care. Affiliated with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Erlanger is also the region’s only academic teaching center and treats more than a quarter million patients every year.
About the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga is one of the four major sites of the statewide University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Mamphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga). The Chattanooga Campus provides accredited training for more than 170 resident and fellow physicians and to more than 100 medical students each year.