The mission of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is to recognize individuals who are exemplars of humanistic patient care and who can serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. The society is a national cohort of physicians, fellows, residents and medical students who strive to inspire and cultivate humanism within themselves, their peers and their patients. The UNC Chapter strives to exemplify humanistic qualities in medicine and peer relationships through inclusion and inter-professional development. Nationally, there are currently has over 21,000 members in training and practice. The power of the Society lies in bringing together like-minded individuals to sustain their own humanism and to inspire and nurture humanism in others.
The UNC Chapter of GHHS was founded in 2013 under the direction of our faculty advisor, Dr. Amy Weil. Our chapter currently comprises faculty and fourth-year medical students with plans to include residents in the coming years. New members of GHHS are inducted at the first year White Coat Ceremony held in Memorial Hall every fall. Members are nominated by their peers and faculty, and are reviewed by a selection committee on the basis of their commitment to humanism, excellent communication skills, compassion, integrity, moral judgment and community service. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the current co-leaders.