The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) is a community of medical students, physicians, and other leaders who have been recognized for their compassionate care. GHHS reinforces and supports the human connection in healthcare, which is essential for the health of patients and clinicians.
GHHS is an active organization with a diverse membership. GHHS members in medical school lead initiatives that foster humanism, and GHHS members throughout their careers are expected to be humanistic leaders. A JAMA Network Open study of more than 50,000 medical students showed that GHHS is equitable in representation across Black, white, Hispanic, Native American, LGB, and female students, which is rare for a medical honor.
GHHS now has more than 180 chapters in medical schools and residency programs and more than 45,000 members. GHHS hosts many initiatives and events that are open to all, including Solidarity Week for Compassionate Care, Thank a Resident Day, the Gold Connection podcast, and Golden Glimmers. We are grateful to all members for their advocacy for humanism in healthcare. Thank you for your compassionate care – you are making a difference!