The Gold Connection is a podcast created and produced by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, a program of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Gold Connection: A GHHS Podcast launched in August 2020 in conjunction with the debut of the 2020-2021 GHHS National Initiative: Humanism and Healing: Structural Racism and its Impact on Medicine. Subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Anchor, Overcast, RadioPublic, and many other podcast platforms, or listen below.
Episode 18: Gold Student Summer Fellowship: Understanding Barriers to Early Antenatal Care in Rural Georgia
In Episode 18, Gold Assistant Director of Program Initiatives Michelle Sloane interviews Preethi Reddi, who is a 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellow and a medical student at the Medical College of Georgia. Through her research project titled, “A Community-Based Approach to Addressing the Rural Georgia Maternal Health Crisis by Understanding Barriers to Early Antenatal Care,” Preethi surveyed pregnant women in Brunswick, Georgia, a rural coastal community, to learn about barriers to antenatal care. She is working on developing interventions to help alleviate these barriers.
Episode 17: Gold Student Summer Fellowship: Support for people experiencing incarceration and chronic illness in Los Angeles
In Episode 17, Gold Assistant Director of Program Initiatives Michelle Sloane interviews Maylis Basturk, who is a 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellow and a medical student at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Through her service project titled, “Keck Transitions in Health: Creating Patient Education Tools for Self-Management Workshops to Improve Health Outcomes in People Experiencing Incarceration and Chronic Health Conditions in Los Angeles,” Maylis designed a community needs assessment to develop self-management workshops for justice-involved individuals experiencing type II diabetes and hypertension.
Episode 12: Gold Student Summer Fellowship: M.E.D.S. program for Florida youth
In Episode 12, Gold Assistant Director of Program Initiatives Michelle Sloane interviews Etta Conteh, Yamilet Gonzalez, and Hannah Wilson, who are 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellows and medical students at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. Together with three other medical student team members, Muneeza Rashid, Anela Carrazana, and Ana Carrazana, they developed M.E.D.S. (Medical Enrichment for Diverse Students), an innovative Orlando-based student-led mentoring program that addresses a growing need for diverse healthcare workers through the extension of pivotal educational opportunities for students with socioeconomic disadvantages.
Episode 10: Gold Student Summer Fellowship: Exploring Traditional Remedies in Ecuador
In Episode 10, Gold Assistant Director of Program Initiatives Michelle Sloane interviews Abbygale Willging, who is a 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellow and a medical student at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Her service project, titled “Survey of Traditional Home Remedy Use in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department in Riobamba, Ecuador,” explores the use of traditional remedies by patients in the Riobamba, Ecuador, community.
Episode 9: Gold Student Summer Fellowship: Mobile care for new mothers in rural Vermont
In Episode 9, Gold Assistant Director of Program Initiatives Michelle Sloane interviews Richard Vuong and Lindsay Aldrich, who are 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellows and medical students at the Larner College of Medicine at University of Vermont. Their service project, titled U-Health, is focused on an interprofessional collaboration to create a mobile health vehicle to bring postpartum visits to mothers in rural Vermont.
Episode 7: Helping Women Physicians Thrive with Dr. Tammie Chang and Dr. Luisa Duran
In Episode 7 of our Gold Humanism Honor Society Podcast, join us for a special episode in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, which is every September. We are honored to welcome Dr. Tammie Chang and Dr. Luisa Duran, with Gold Humanism Honor Society Director Louisa Tvito, for an conversation about physician wellness and the higher risks faced by female doctors. They share their stories, the terrible data on burnout, and how their need for change in medical culture led to them to create Pink Coat, MD — space and support to help other female physicians thrive, too.
Episode 6: “Healing the Heart of Healthcare”: Introducing GHHS’s new International Initiative
In Episode 6, we officially launch our new, multi-year Gold Humanism Honor Society International Initiative, “Healing the Heart of Healthcare: Reimagining how we listen, connect, and collaborate.” This initiative is rooted in our growing understanding of the impact that the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism have had on our psyche, our connections, and healthcare at large.
Episode 5: Fostering Wellness through Connection with Dr. Steven Wengel and Dr. Kenneth Zoucha
In Episode 5 of our Gold Humanism Honor Society Podcast, join us for a special episode in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, which is every September. We are honored to welcome Dr. Steven Wengel and Dr. Kenneth Zoucha for a wide-ranging and intimate conversation about physician wellness, the particular risk factors often built into the physician culture, and how we can help colleagues and each other in fostering wellness.
Episode 4: A journey through Gold programs with Dr. Olapeju Simoyan
In Episode 4, our Director of Program Initiatives and GHHS, Louisa Tvito, has a conversation with Dr. Olapeju Simoyan, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine and the Medical Director of Research at Caron Treatment Centers.
Episode 2: “What Does Humanism Mean & Why is It More Important Than Ever?” with Dr. George Thibault
In Episode 2, we feature Dr. George Thibault’s powerful Jordan J. Cohen Humanism in Medicine Lecture, presented at the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Annual Meeting in 2018. Dr. Thibault delves into the history of humanism and present-day attacks on humanism, and leaves us all with this powerful reminder: “It will be hard to have humanism in medicine if there is no humanism in the world around us.”