Since 2005, the IU School of Medicine chapter of the national Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold Humanism Honor Society has continued to grow. With more than 180 chapters in both medical schools and residency programs across the United States, the organization has more than 45,000 members.
The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) acknowledges students, resident physicians, and faculty for their commitment to patient-centered medical care, as well as their integrity, respect, compassion, excellence, altruism, and empathy. Peers nominate students during their third year of medical school, while the IU School of Medicine GHHS Selection Committee determines the final selections.
Resident inductee Chiamara Anokwute, MD, said it best during this year’s GHHS induction ceremony, “To embody humanism is to see the individual, see the group, and find common ground for improving patient care and the well-being of those doing the caring. For me, that means having a singular purpose: to always do right by the patient with kindness and compassion.”
As part of this year’s Gold Humanism Honor Society, the induction ceremony was held at the Indiana Landmarks Center on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. The IU School of Medicine chapter inducted 36 students, six residents, and four faculty. The keynote address was given by W. Graham Carlos II, MD and the student address was given by Aish Thamba. The faculty advisors for the GHHS chapter are Ruben Hernandez, MD; Jean Molleston, MD, and Clark Simmons, MD.
Ivan Hadad, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Amy W. Han, PhD, Director of Clinical Education, IUSM-Northwest; Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Jodie M. Meara, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Emily C. Walvoord, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs; Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Resident Physician InducteesChiamara Anokwute, MD, Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics
Fares Elgendy, MD, Internal Medicine
Ryan Kramer, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ajay Patel, MD, Neurosurgery
Shaney Pena, MD, Neurology
Joel Schroering, MD, General Surgery
Class of 2024 Student Inductees
Hayley Drozd Andrew
Mary Ann Etling
Sai Sripad Kodukula