17 Gold Student Summer Fellows to support patients who are particularly vulnerable in COVID crisis
As part of the Gold Foundation’s work to address the wide-ranging impact of COVID-19, these projects were chosen for their focus on populations who are facing healthcare disparities and are particularly vulnerable during this crisis. chevron_right Read more
Gold Foundation’s humanism in healthcare essay contest expands to nursing students
In a new interprofessional collaboration, winning essays by medical and nursing students will be published in both Academic Medicine and The Journal of Professional Nursing The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is delighted … chevron_right Read more
The space where the thymus was
by Abbi Davies I always thought I would prefer a male cadaver. I imagined that the trauma of cutting through a breast would make my own ache in sympathy, or … chevron_right Read more
To My Patients: An Apology, A Thank You
by Abraar Karan This piece was originally published on KevinMD. As a third year medical student, I realized one particular morning on rounds that I had let the demands of … chevron_right Read more
Humanism in Medicine Research Roundup — March 2015
This post is part of our series of Research Roundups — a list of recently published studies on humanism in medicine. If you would like to be notified each time a Research … chevron_right Read more
How can medical students deal with burnout?
We asked our medical student bloggers: Have you seen any burnout among your peers? If so, why do you think this is happening? How do you think it can be better recognized, managed … chevron_right Read more
Facial emotion workout video helps patients and physicians alike
by David V. Forrest, MD The ability to read and reflect back facial emotion is the most basic skill of communicating empathy. This crucial skill allows health professionals to let patients … chevron_right Read more
Do you anticipate having more or less patient contact in your second year of medical school?
We recently asked our medical student bloggers: Do you anticipate having more or less patient contact in your second year? Here are their answers: Jana Christian, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons … chevron_right Read more
A Poem for Gold, by Eric Ayers, MD
This post is part of our collection of “Gold Nuggets” — our way of alerting the medical community to original artwork, poetry or multimedia that stimulate discussion and reflection. In … chevron_right Read more
What medical students can learn from the Holocaust
by Ashley K. Fernandes, MD Much has been written about the role of medicine in the Holocaust, shattering myths that physicians were coerced; that there were no alternative choices … chevron_right Read more
The fundamentals of medical training: Every second counts
by Louise Aronson, MD Earlier this year, I sat in on an innovative “Problem Based Learning” session at a medical school I was visiting. In a workshop room equipped with … chevron_right Read more
How can medical students support each other in becoming humanistic physicians?
We recently asked our medical student bloggers: How can medical students support each other as they go through the challenging task of becoming a physician? How can you help each other to … chevron_right Read more
Through Tic Tac “prescriptions”, medical students gain patient insight
by Katy Cosse Just a few months before they started clinical rotations, second year medical students at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine got a glimpse into the challenges … chevron_right Read more
Cambridge Integrated Clerkship: Celebrating 10 years of Curiosity and Wonder
by Arabella Simpkin In April 2014, the Harvard Medical School Cambridge Integrated Clerkship (CIC) reached its ten year anniversary. In celebration, national and international medical education leaders convened to reflect … chevron_right Read more
How can medical training encourage more humanistic interactions with patients?
We recently asked our medical student bloggers: In what ways do you think medical training could be improved to encourage more humanistic interactions with patients? Here are their answers: Jana Christian, Columbia University … chevron_right Read more
How can you tell if a medical school has a humanistic approach?
We recently asked our medical student bloggers: “What signs of humanism would you tell incoming medical students to look for as they visit different campuses? ” Here are their answers: Jana … chevron_right Read more
Student Summer Fellowships in Community Health
Are you a medical student looking to spend your summer working in community health in the US or abroad? Consider applying for The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Student Summer Fellowship Program. … chevron_right Read more
How do community service experiences influence medical students’ careers?
We recently asked our medical student bloggers: “Have you had any community service experiences that have influenced the way you think about a career in medicine?” Here are their answers: Jana … chevron_right Read more
What’s good in the world of health care
by Hedy S. Wald, PhD Wish you were here, my postcard would read to all the handwringers out there. To all those convinced without a shadow of a doubt that the … chevron_right Read more
What do 1st year medical students do to humanize, or de-humanize, their cadavers?
This month’s question for our medical student bloggers was: When working with your cadaver, did you or your team do anything specific to humanize, or de-humanize, the body? Jana Christian, Columbia University … chevron_right Read more
Meet our Medical Student Bloggers
How do medical students’ professional identities take shape as they enter the world of medicine? And how do their formal and informal learning experience lead them toward — or away … chevron_right Read more
What do medical students hope to remember about their White Coat Ceremonies?
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation designed the White Coat Ceremony to welcome entering medical students and help them to establish a personal contract for the practice of medicine. The event … chevron_right Read more