2019 Distinguished Chapter Award application


Application due date: April 30, 2019

GHHS National Office has opened the application process for our Distinguished Chapter Awards. The GHHS Program Committee will review all applications. Two Chapter Awards will go to the Chapters that have been established for greater than three years, the other two will go to the chapters that have been established for three years or less. The winners of this award are determined by the consideration of the following criteria:


  • Impact: Evidence of impact on the institution in the advancement of a culture of patient-centered care
  • Learning Environment/Research:  Demonstrated activity to improve and sustain a humanistic learning environment
  • Service Activities: Initiatives and/or projects that contribute to fostering humanistic patient care
  • Leadership:  Defined efforts to enhance the leadership skills of medical students and residents
Awardees will receive:
  • a monetary prize ($750);
  • a recognition plaque;
  • a notification letter to their Dean or Designated Institutional Official;
  • will be featured on the GHHS Listserv, Facebook page, and newsletter
Application Process:
*Please note that while the Chapter Advisor is responsible for filling out the Chapter Award Application, involvement from GHHS members is encouraged.
1. Narrative Section: (Please limit each bulleted point to 2000 words, Times New Roman, 12pt font)
  • Provide a background of the chapter’s growth, development, and mission.
  • Describe the chapters efforts and accomplishments in meeting the four criteria
2. Letter of Support: Please provide four letters of support reflecting first-hand knowledge of the GHHS Chapter and it’s achievements from the following individuals:
  • The Dean of the Medical School
  • Physician in Chief of the Medical Center -or- Designated Institutional Official -or- Department Chair
  • Two GHHS Medical Students -or- Two GHHS residents -or- one of each
  •  A group or organization that has benefited from a GHHS service or research project