Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

This award is presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Recipients should consistently demonstrate compassion and empathy in the delivery of care, show respect for all, demonstrate cultural sensitivity, display effective communication and listening skills, adhere to professional ethical standards, understand a patient's need for interpretation of a complex medical diagnosis while showing respect for a patient's viewpoint, pay attention to patients' psychological well-being, engender trust and confidence, and remain personally committed to self-evaluation. The senior recipient should also be willing to help others and accept help from others when necessary, engage in volunteer activities showing concern for the welfare of the community, and seek and accept criticism for improvement of performance. Recipient receives a monetary award.