Humanism in Medicine Communities

The Gold Humanism Honor Society’s Humanism in Practice: Through Residency and Beyond sub-committee is excited to announce the creation of a handbook to help guide residents and fellows in creating and establishing a Humanism in Medicine Community at their home institution. These communities are open to all and are not limited to GHHS membership.

Residencies and fellowships are exceptionally challenging training periods. Support and connection with other like-minded humanists are critical to sustaining values of humanism and promoting well-being. Humanism in Medicine communities can be an effective means of mitigating the negative effects of burnout, moral injury, and other common issues that arise with long working hours matched with many responsibilities often in difficult circumstances.

This handbook is designed to help you convene a community of humanism for residents and fellows based on the principles and traditions of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and its nonprofit parent organization, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. This community may look different based on the institution in which you train and the needs of your colleagues, however, its main purpose is to build support and collegiality among members in practice. Read more about how you can get started on your Humanism in Medicine community today and potential programming ideas.

If you are interested in starting up a Humanism in Medicine Community at your home institution today, please fill out the following interest form: