Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation recognizes graduating medical students and faculty members who are exemplars of humanism in the care of patients. Learn more about Leonard Tow.

Participating medical schools select one graduating medical student and faculty member each year. The award includes a certificate and check for up to $500. Recipients also become inducted as lifelong members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

NEW in 2022: We’ve made some changes to our process and are pleased to present a brief webinar with an overview of the Tow Awards, information on what’s new, and how to navigate the award process. Visit Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Process, and How to Apply to view the webinar and learn more.

View a list of the 2021 recipients of the Tow Award, searchable by recipient name or institution.

The Gold Foundation champions humanism in healthcare, which we define as compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care. Those honored with the Tow Award are expected to reflect these values in daily practice and to continuously strive to be exemplars of humanism in healthcare.

Contact Michelle Sloane at msloane@gold-foundation.org with questions. For more information about the Gold Foundation programs or their status, please contact Director of Program Initiatives Louisa Tvito at ltvito@gold-foundation.org.