GHHS Solidarity Week for Compassionate Patient Care

A week of recognition around the country for all GHHS chapters, medical schools, and patient care institutions to celebrate their dedication to ensuring compassionate, patient-centered care.

2018 National Solidarity Week: February 12-16

How will your GHHS chapter, medical school or health institution get involved in Solidarity Week and stand in solidarity for compassionate patient care?

Check out a list of ideas for Solidarity Week here.

Share your activities and order Solidarity Week stickers here. 

Download printable Solidarity Week banners here.

2018 Participating Institutions

A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Jacobs School of Medicine – University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Residency Programs
Kaiser Permanente WA Family Medicine Resdiency
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
LSU New Orleans
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine
Mercer University School of Medicine
Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
New York Medical College
Pacific Northwest University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ponce Health Sciences University-School of Medicine
Providence St Vincent Medical Center
School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico

Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson
Stanford University School of Medicine
Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine

Texas Tech Health Sciences Center

Texas A&M College of Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
The University South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
UC Davis School of Medicine
UC San Diego, School of Medicine

University of Alabama College of Medicine
University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson
University of Arizona, College of Medicine Phoenix
University of Central Florida College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati Med-Peds Residency Program
University of Colorado School of Medicine

UC San Diego
University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Medicine
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
University of Oklahoma
University of South Alabama, COM
University of South Florida
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Wisconsin
University South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
UT Health San Antonio – Long School of Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
VCUHealth – Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
West Virginia University School of Medicine
West Virginia University School of Medicine – Charleston Division
William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine
WVU School of Medicine

Solidarity Celebrations in the Past

How did Solidarity Week start?

The national Gold Humanism Honor Society office established National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Care in 2011 to highlight the nation-wide movement promoting  provider-patient relationships based on caring, personalization, and mutual respect.  Momentum gathered particularly after the Senate passed a resolution in 2013 and 2014 to officially recognize Solidarity Day on the national calendar, and it is now typically celebrated on or around Valentine’s Day.  In 2016, many chapters celebrated a week of events instead of just one day.