GHHS Pinning and Awards Ceremony
The Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter of the David Geffen School of Medicine works on various projects that promote the mission to advocate for the compassionate care of the individual and family.
The GHHS DGSOM chapter will host a Medicine Grand Rounds in conjunction with the Department of Medicine on May 4, 2016. The topic will focus on Humanism in Medicine and will feature a speaker to be announced at a later date.
Passing the baton from the first inaugural class to the second.
Date: June 17th Time: 4:30 PM Location: Switzer Plaza, Center for Health Sciences
The third year of medical school is an exciting and challenging time for medical students. At the UCLA GHHS we believe it is important for students to know their work is valuable and appreciated, and that they have avenues to discuss the challenges they face during clerkships. To this end the UCLA GHHS will be preparing and distributing care packages for current third year medical students. We hope to provide encouragement to our peers and give them a chance to speak with colleagues who have weathered similar experiences.
The DGSOM GHHS Chapter Project is focused on highlighting the humanistic care that takes place everyday at our institution. We are collecting stories from patients, medical students, and other providers that demonstrate our commitment to compassionate, patient-centered care. Stories will be published on the UCLA GHHS website.
Solidarity Day is an annual and national GHHS event that is traditionally held around Valentine’s Day. The first DGSOM GHHS Solidarity Day will be held on February 15th, 2016. On Solidarity Day, GHHS members will reach out to hospitalized patients to ask about their lives and stories, and create individualized “Tell Me More” cards that will be displayed near the patient’s bed. These cards will help to engage the medical community in a discussion about humanism in medicine, and hopefully help the entire healthcare team to know their patients better. The DGSOM GHHS chapter will recruit medical students from all years to help with the project!
Tell Me More Program
“Tell me more about yourself,” members of the Gold Humanism Society asked a patient. Today, says Shilpa Agrawal, a 4th year at the David Geffen School of Medicine, is “a day where we recognize patients not for the medical condition or the disease that they came in for, but as people just like us who have passion and who like to do things outside of the hospital.” The Tell Me More program is one of the hallmarks of Solidarity Week, put on by the Gold Humanism Society at DGSOM. In its inaugural year, member Lutfi Al-Khouja, says the society was founded “by an initiative for more well-rounded approach to healthcare.” Humanism is important, Shilpa adds, because “developing trust and building these personal relationships puts their disease into a context, which ultimately makes the care delivery better.”