Anthony Charles, MD, Honored at School of Medicine Commencement

CharlesADr. Anthony Charles was presented with the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award at the UNC School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony on May 9, 2009.  The award, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, recognizes a medical school faculty member who integrates humanism into the delivery of care to patients and their families. The recipient consistently demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of care, shows respect for all, demonstrates cultural sensitivity, displays effective communication and listening skills, adheres to professional ethical standards, understands a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnosis while showing respect for a patient’s viewpoint, pays attentions to patients’ psychological well-being, engenders trust and confidence, and remains personally committed to self-evaluation.