Gold Foundation Events at AAMC 2014

AAMC learn serve leadLearn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting will take place November 7-11 in Chicago.  The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is proud to play a role in creating the programming for this year’s Annual Meeting.  Below you will find details about all four APGF events.

AAMC Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award Recognition & Luncheon for the Organization of Student Representatives
Friday November 7th, 11:30 am, Hyatt-Regency AB
This event will honor Cynthia Haq, MD, recipient of this year’s Humanism in Medicine Award. In her tireless dedication to working with disadvantaged populations around the globe, as well as her commitment to emotionally supporting her students and improving the process of medical education, Dr. Haq is an inspiration to her students and coworkers alike.

Thought Leader Session: Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Lecture
Emotionally Intelligent Health Care by speaker Dr. Daniel Goleman, Psychologist and Author
Sunday November 9th, 3:30 pm, Swissotel – Zurich A-D
Dr. Daniel Goleman, internationally known psychologist and author of the NY Times Best Seller Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships, will discuss emotional intelligence in health care. Being intelligent about handling emotions, both in oneself and in relationships with others, is a challenging area and frequently missing ingredient in healthcare education. This issue is being addressed with urgency in the nation’s schools for health professionals.Emotionally intelligent health care means upgrading the personal skills brought to bear in the physician-patient relationship. Such skills flourish best when academic leaders themselves are emotionally competent. Emotional intelligence helps healthcare professionals operate at peak cognitive efficiency, thereby making better decisions and resulting in the kind of human experience of care that patients appreciate and that yield better healthcare outcomes and lower costs.

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Reception
Sunday November 9th, 5 – 6:30pm, Swissotel – Edelweiss Room
Please join members of the APGF board and staff and others who are passionate about humanism in medicine for hors d’ouevres and refreshments.

Exploring Innovative Mentoring in Medical Training Environments  (see slides)
Monday November 10th, 9:30am, , Hyatt-Regency AB
Presenters: William Branch, Jr., Jennifer Koestler, Elizabeth Toll and Benjamin Blatt
Interactions with mentors have been shown to enhance medical students’ overall well-being, increase research productivity, and encourage them to give more thought to career choices. However, classic one-to-one mentoring relationships may not be successful because of a limited pool of mentors, lack of personal connection, and undirected agendas. In this interactive session, participants will discuss the definition of mentoring and learn about tools for building a mentoring climate from Dr. William Branch, a national expert in mentoring. A panel of representatives from three medical training institutions will then share information about their novel mentoring programs that were recently funded by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The speaker will invite panelists and members of the audience to think through fundamental mentoring frameworks that can be put into place to support medical students and residents in their training.