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. These projects are aimed at promoting the mission of the GHHS in elevating the values of humanism and professionalism within the field of medicine and its constituent institutions.
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Gold Humanism Honor Society, The UCLA Department of Medicine Grand Rounds in conjunction with The Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds and The Department of Surgery Grand Rounds present: "Poverty, Practice, and Purpose - Scarcity's Effect on Health and Medicine"
Adam Schikedanz, MD, PhD, FAAP
Date/Time: February 5th, 2020 at 8:30 AMSpeaker: Adam Schickedanz, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, UCLALocation: Tamkin Auditorium, B-130, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterTelecast Live Information: 2020 Santa Monica Blvd., 2nd floor conference room1250 16th Street, SM-UCLA Hospital’s Executive Administration Office, Room G140F11301 Wilshire Blvd., West LA VA Medical Center, Bldg. 500, Room 3232
MS3 BurnOut Prevention (MBOP)
The third year of medical school is an exciting, yet challenging, rite of passage for all medical students. For many medical students, third year may be the first time they face issues surrounding death, dying, and suffering, sometimes on a daily occurrence. These deeply personal situations come with a cost, which requires developing ways of exploring our feelings and learning to cope with them. Some people are lucky to have close mentors, friends, and/or family who are available to speak with about these feelings, but third year can also be an isolating time. As upperclassmen and "near peers," we recognize this unique situation that third-year medical students are placed in, and thus the MBOP project was created. Throughout the year, upperclassmen host lunch time meetings at the rotation sites where all third year medical students are located. Lunch is covered, and students are given a safe space for peer support.
Night of Storytelling: Humanism in Medicine
"Night of Storytelling: Humanism in Medicine" will take place on Thursday March 1, 2020, 6:30 PM at UCLA Geffen Hall Student Lounge. This event will allow medical professionals ranging from medical students to practicing physicians, and patients to share their stories related to the theme of "Humanism in Medicine." The definition of "Humanism" is open for interpretation. GHHS at UCLA is a society of medical students who are passionate about ensuring patients are more than a "one-liner" and/or another "case vignette" where we need to find as many differential diagnoses as possible. We, as GHHS, believe in justice, service, advocacy for our patients and it is imperative to ensure we address the patient's needs holistically and simply, to uphold humanism.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please fill out the form below as soon as possible.
Form to share your story
We are looking for people to come and share their stories through whatever means they feel comfortable, whether it be through spoken word, pictures, choreography. We hope this event will remind the UCLA community the utmost importance of humanism in delivering healthcare and receiving healthcare. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Phillip at PHChen@mednet.ucla.edu. We will finalize the set-list of the performances and confirm with you prior to the event.
Taking Care of Undocumented Patients Curriculum
This year's 2019-2020 cohort of GHHS is working in collaboration with Campaign Against Racism and the UCLA organization UndocuMed Students and Allies (with additional support from the Boyle Heights Immigrants Rights Network and California Immigrant Policy Center) to develop additional curricular material on taking care of undocumented patients. Our mission is to improve medical treatment and outcomes for undocumented patients through curricular change that centers the narratives of immigrant patients that have been historically disenfranchised within medical institutions. Our learning objectives are to 1) Discuss strucutral racism, how it contributes to anti-immigrant rhetoric, and how this impacts patient's lives and health, 2) Share historic examples of how medicine has disenfranchised immigrant communities, and 3) Empower medical students to advocate for their patients. We have also developed and are printing badge buddies which will include Know Your Rights information as well as income requirements to participate in the MyHealth LA program, a no-cost health care program for low-income residents of Los Angeles County (including undocumented residents).
Health Equity Forum
The Health Equity Forum is an umbrella network to bring together student organizations at DGSOM and across the health professional schools to share ideas, collaborate on projects and events, work together to build our campus culture of equity, social justice, and anti-oppression, and enhance our impact for collective action and community engagement. The Forum will be organized into working groups focused on Education and Curriculum, UCLA Equity and Campus Culture, and Community Organizing and Advocacy. These are intended to streamline and facilitate the work we already do rather than recreate the wheel. GHHS is proud to be an official member of this new space and support the incredible work of other UCLA students.