2017 Solidarity Week

More than 100 institutions made a special connection to patients through Tell Me More®

More than 100 medical schools, universities, and hospitals across the country stood in solidarity with compassionate patient care for Solidarity Week, February 13-17, 2017, and created a special focus on patients through the Gold Foundation’s “Tell Me More®” program.

Solidarity Week is designed to strengthen the critical bond that exists between people who are patients and people who care for them.

The goal of Tell Me More® is simple: to allow patients, caregivers, and hospital staff to connect with each other on a more human level.  As part of Tell Me More®, medical students and other Solidarity Week participants engaged patients in conversations focusing on important aspects of their lives rather than their diseases.

Answers to some of the questions – like “How would your friends describe you?” – were written on posters hung at the head of each patient’s bed, so that everyone on the healthcare team had the opportunity to relate to patients in ways other than their clinical diagnoses.

“This small act of humanity allows the healthcare team to connect with their patients on a personal level, and reminds the often harried members of the team why they chose to go into healthcare,” said Richard I. Levin, MD, President and CEO of the Gold Foundation

2017 Participating Institutions

A.T. Still University
A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona
Baylor Scott and White
Boston University School of Medicine
Cambridge Health Alliance
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Creighton University School of Medicine
Dartmouth, Geisel School of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine- Virginia
Geisinger Pediatric Neurology
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
LSU Health Science Center Shreveport
LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Medical University of South Carolina
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Mt. Sinai Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York Medical College
New York University
New York University Langone Medical Center
Northwell Health
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine
St. George’s University
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Swedish Family Medicine – Cherry Hill
Tewksbury Hospital
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
UC Davis School of Medicine
UCI School of Medicine
University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University of Arizona College of Medicine- Tucson
University of California, Davis
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
University of Florida
University of Florida Resident Chapter
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Illinois- Chicago
University of Kansas School of Medicine
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville School of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School
University of Mississippi Medical Center Gold Humanism Society
University of Missouri School of Medicine
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
University of South Alabama
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida, USF Health
University of South Florida/Lehigh Valley Health Network/Barness-Behnke GHHS
University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Missouri Kansas City
University of Wisconsin Madison
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
USF Health, Morsani College of Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
West Virginia University