Congratulations to Anthony (Tony) Pettinato and Feria Ladha, two of our MD/PhD students in their third year of medical school, who were just voted as student inductees to the 2022 UConn School of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society. This honor was bestowed on only 13 of our third year medical students from a class of more than one hundred. These students were chosen by their peers and endorsed by the medical school faculty for their overall competence, community service, and kindness. Inductees are usually described as “those you would take a loved one to for care.”
The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) recognizes students, residents and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. The Society currently has over 25,000 members in training and practice. Membership in GHHS goes beyond selection and induction into an honor society. Its members have a responsibility to model, support, and advocate for compassionate, patient-centered care throughout their careers.