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Gold Humanism Honor Society at UT Southwestern

We believe that...

Healthcare and its experience will be dramatically improved by placing human interests, values and dignity at the core of teaching and practice.

Our History

The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is a national honor society that was established in 2002 at the request of medical educators and residency program directors. These educators sought to not only identify learners who exemplify patient-centered care, but also develop a community of likeminded individuals who inspired and sustained humanism among healthcare professionals. The UT Southwestern Medical School GHHS Chapter was established in 2015.

GHHS inductees at UT Southwestern are nominated by their peers as models of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect, and empathy in patient care; our organization promotes these values on campus with student-led patient outreach efforts, community engagement outside of the healthcare setting, bolstering of ethics in the formal curriculum, and emphasis on student wellness and faculty mentorship.


Our Goals

  • To recognize medical students, residents, and faculty who embody the principle that the “secret of the care of the patient is in caring for the patient.”
  • To empower inductees to become role models, leaders, and advocates who inspire and nurture humanism in others.
  • To promote patient-centered medical care at all levels of society, from our UT Southwestern campus to our global community.
  • To be a force for better healthcare for all.