Wayne McCormack, PhD, awarded National Humanism in Medicine Medal

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is delighted to announce that 11 extraordinary Gold Humanism Honor Society members will be awarded the National Humanism in Medicine Medal for helping to power the success of GHHS over its remarkable 20 years.

These GHHS members are representative of the thousands of committed leaders who have helped to make the honor society what it is today. In 2022, on its 20th anniversary, GHHS now encompasses 181 chapters around the world, nearly 45,000 members, and millions of moments of humanistic connection in the care of patients.

“These 11 leaders of humanism have committed themselves tirelessly to rooting healthcare around the patient. This is the bedrock of the Gold Foundation’s mission of humanism in healthcare,” said Dr. Richard I. Levin, President and CEO of the Gold Foundation. “Their inspiring efforts have succeeded both in raising the importance of compassion and connection in medical education and in establishing a reinforcing community of empathic doctors who serve as role models and as support for one another.”

Wayne T. McCormack, PhD, is a Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Professor and education researcher in the Department of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. McCormack served as a member of the GHHS Executive Committee Member and Advisory Council Member for eight years (2003-2011), and as a member of the Planning Committee for the first three GHHS biennial conferences in 2004, 2006, and 2008. His commitment to the use of peer evaluation in medical education led to the development of the peer-nomination survey that is used by most Gold Humanism Honor Society chapters as the core of their selection process.

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