SMHS inducts members of Gold Humanism Honor Society
Nine senior medical students from the Medical Doctor Class of 2013 at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences were recently inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Keynote speaker at the ceremony was John Hagan, vice chair, clerkship director, and clinical associate professor for the Department of Internal Medicine on the Southwest (Bismarck) campus. Hagan is staff physician for North Dakota’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He provided a talk titled “What I Learned in Jail!”
In 2009, the UND chapter joined 72 other medical school chapters across the country in recognizing senior medical students who demonstrate exemplary humanism and professionalism throughout their medical education. Creation of the chapter was made possible by a grant from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.
The Class of 2013 inductees were selected through a process that included peer nomination and subsequent confirmation by the school’s Gold Humanism Honor Society Oversight Committee. Each student’s clinical performance and record of community service was considered.
Honorees from the Class of 2013, and their hometowns, are the following individuals:
- Allison Brooke Bastian, Highland Village, Texas
- Emma Marie Bjore, Valley, City, N.D.
- Marissa Leigh Brown, Scranton, N.D.
- Sarah Joy Chalmers, East Grand Forks, Minn.
- Kristen Kay Fiest, Mandan, N.D.
- Richard Joshua Herold, Merrifield, Minn.
- Adrianne Rose Racek, Fargo, N.D.
- Eric Andrew Schommer, Munich, N.D.
- Chelsea Renae Traverse, Munich, N.D.
-- Denis MacLeod, assistant director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777-2733, firstname.lastname@example.org.