Marquette, Mich. – Michigan State University College of Human Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) inducted four students from the Upper Peninsula campus.
“I am very proud of our students for their outstanding qualities in receiving this honorary distinction,” said Community Assistant Dean, Stuart Johnson, DO. “Providing compassionate, empathetic care benefits our patients as much as it benefits our student learners.”
GHHS members are nominated by their peers and selected by a committee composed of staff, faculty, and clerkship directors. They are recognized for outstanding performance as a student practicing patient-centered care and exemplifying qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy.
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, UP Campus inductees are:
The Arnold P. Gold foundation was an initiative to ‘nurture and preserve the tradition of the caring physician.’ The Foundation points to scientific evidence supporting the role of compassion and empathy.
“When healthcare professionals give humanistic care, patients are more likely to adhere to their medical orders, which results in better health outcomes. When patients engage in preventive healthcare practices and heal more quickly, it results in cost-savings to the healthcare system.”
The Foundation is a public, 501 [c]  not-for-profit organization established in 1988.
At the end of the 2020 academic year, 308 medical students will have graduated from the MSU College of Human Medicine UP Campus. Currently, approximately 30 percent of the UP Campus College of Human Medicine physicians are practicing in the Upper Peninsula in primary care and various specialties of medicine.