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GHHS Celebrates Solidarity for Compassionate Care Week

The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) celebrated Solidarity for Compassionate Care Week in February.

March 09, 2020
School of Medicine students, Juliet and Eliana Jacobson
School of Medicine students, Juliet and Eliana Jacobson

Tell Me More

In the past, the “Tell Me More” campaign encouraged students to take an extra five minutes speaking with each patient to learn more about them personally. This year the GHHS put a new spin on the program with GHHS members themselves composing a series of touching compassionate care stories, which were released to the student body each day of the week.

Give Thanks

Medical students across clinical affiliated sites worked together to write thank you cards, organize visual displays and distribute sweets and other goodies to show their appreciation for those who teach and exemplify compassionate care on a daily basis.  “We are impacted by not only the power of patient stories, but also those of attending physicians and residents who lead treatment with kindness and grace,” said GHHS co-president, Jessica Row, School of Medicine Class of 2020.

#IAmAMedStudent Photo Project

In this brand new initiative, medical students reminded themselves that they are more than just students—they are a conglomerate of passionate individuals with hobbies from wine to wood-working to photography. They posed for photos, some with props, to highlight their individuality and celebrate humanism.

“The GHHS Solidarity Week was a huge success. Humanism shows its colors in so many different ways. Humanism is taking the time to hear your elderly patient gush about his new grandchild. It is the physician who teaches the student to sit at the bedside rather than hover at the foot of the bed. It is the medical student who not only reads Netters, but also reads literary novels,” said Ms. Row. “The goal of this year’s Solidarity Week was to embody a truly holistic and comprehensive understanding of humanism in medicine as we know it. We appreciate all of the patients, students, faculty, nurses, health care workers, residents and attendings who participated and brought the human touch to Solidarity Week.”

GHHS Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care