Gold Student Summer Fellowship

The Gold Student Summer Fellowship is an annual program that offers opportunities for medical students to complete a research or service project related to community health.

The grant award includes a stipend for a single project of up to $4,000 for a 10-week period. The Foundation typically accepts applications during January through March each year.

Find examples of past projects here, or to find more details on a project, visit the Practical Applications Database and sort by the Gold Support column on the right, then click on “view” to see each project profile.

Check out this series of podcast episodes featuring interviews with 2022 Gold Student Summer Fellows (episodes 9 through 12).

Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest

The annual Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest offers medical and nursing students an opportunity to engage in a reflective writing exercise that illustrates an experience where they or a team member worked to ensure that humanism was at the core of care.

First-, second-, and third-place essay winners receive a monetary award of up to $1,000 and their essays are published in Academic Medicine and The Journal of Professional Nursing. The Essay contest is typically held in the spring, with submissions being accepted during February through March.

Read winning student essays here and listen to this series of podcast episodes featuring winners of the 2022 contest reading their essay, followed by an interview about the writing process (episodes 13 through 15).

Gold Human Honor Society (GHHS)

The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a membership organization with more than 180 chapters in medical schools and residency programs. Nearly 45,000 medical students, residents, physicians, and other healthcare leaders have been inducted and serve as role models of the human connection in healthcare. To learn more about this program including how to start a chapter and about the induction process, visit the GHHS section of our website.

GHHS Chapter Activities and Grants

As exemplars of humanism in medicine, GHHS Chapter members are expected to lead and implement service activities on campus and in their communities. Examples of inspirational projects carried out by GHHS student members can be found in the Chapter Leadership School (you’ll need to request access using the form at the bottom of the page).

The Gold Foundation offers grants of up to $1500 to support such humanism-centered initiatives. These are accepted on a rolling basis and the grant period will be based on the specific project’s needs. Find more information about how to apply here.

Student-led GHHS programs also include participation in national initiatives such as Solidarity Week and Thank a Resident Day.

White Coat Ceremony Toolkit

Visit the White Coat Ceremony Toolkit to access materials that support your school in carrying out this important ritual that welcomes students to healthcare practice and elevates the value of humanism as the core of healthcare.. The toolkit includes downloadable templates, tips on logistics, ceremony ideas, and more.