The University of Kansas School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, recognizes third year medical students and faculty who have displayed outstanding humanistic and professional behaviors and the highest standards of compassion and sensitivity in their interactions with patients, faculty, student peers, and institutional administration. Students inducted into the society will have the honor noted in the Dean's Letter and will also be recognized at graduation.
GHHS Solidarity Day is held every February 14. It was initiated after the 2011 shootings in Tucson, AZ. to honor the humanistic actions of Dr. Randall Friese, the trauma surgeon who first treated Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Dr. Friese said that the most important thing he did for her in the ER was to take her hand and tell her that she would be cared for. On this day, GHHS celebrates compassionate patient care.
Members of the KU Chapter of GHHS showed appreciation to KUMC healthcare workers by handing out flowers on February 14, 2014.
The University of Kansas Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (2013). The ceremony was held on April 19th in Battenfeld Auditorium.