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Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS)

The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a recognition program established by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to give students an opportunity to pay tribute to peers who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. The current New Mexico Chapter GHHS Councilor is Cynthia Geppert, MD (Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Ethics Education). The Office of Medical Student Affairs provides administrative support to GHHS. For more information about GHHS, please contact OMSA at HSC-OMSA@salud.unm.edu  or 505-272-3414.

Election to GHHS

Election to GHHS is indeed a great honor. The process at UNM begins in the spring when peer nominations are solicited during the third year of the MD program. The top 25% of nominees will be asked to submit an essay to the GHHS Selection Committee for anonymous review and final consideration. Of the top 25%, 10-15% of the class will be inducted into GHHS.

Chapter Activities

  • GHHS Hoodies for Humanism - Every winter the Chapter coordinates a hoodie donation drive to benefit APS students in need.
  • GHHS Spring Luncheon - Every spring, GHHS holds an induction luncheon to welcome the newest GHHS members. For more information about the GHHS Spring Induction Luncheon, please contact OMSA at HSC-OMSA@salud.unm.edu  or 505-272-3414.

Chapter Newsletter

The New Mexico GHHS Chapter issues an annual newsletter to members which includes information about upcoming events and elections.

GHHS New Mexico Chapter Newsletter – 2017 [PDF]
GHHS New Mexico Chapter Newsletter – 2018 [PDF]