Conference attendance and presentations

2010- We sent a student, & faculty member team from UF to the 2010 Biennial meeting of the Gold Humanism Honor Society, which took place October 7-10 in Dallas, Texas.  Presentations by our team included:

  • Spreading Humanism: One Chapter’s Contributions and Look at How Participation Cultivates Humanism in GHHS Members and Other Participants
  • The Power of Mentoring
  • Teaching As a Reflective Tool
  • Using Patient Narratives To Encourage Humanism: Focus on “The Polio Hole” by Shelley Fraser Mickle
  • Using Peer Assessment in the Selection of Medical Student Members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society

2014- UF was awarded a grant to create a resident chapter (making it one of the 15 approved chapters in the country)!  UF’s attendance at the 2014 biennial in Atlanta included three faculty, a student and resident and resident chapter advisor- and a graduate who presented on her joint project to create a literary anthology “Literary Liniment” whose publication was funded by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.  Workshops on narrative also were conducted by Chapman faculty.

Also, with a UF faculty member on the biennial planning committee, the Biennial initiated an Open Mike event.  Another faculty member read her poem at the event.

2016- The UF and UCF chapters led the nation in creating a regional symposium- the Chapman Regional Symposium for Florida chapters of the GHHS.  The first symposium met in April, 2016 at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando.

2017- The second Chapman Regional Symposium for Florida chapters of the GHHS met in Gainesville in February.

A UF faculty member also participated as a member of the GHHS conference planning committee and presented at the National Conference held in Chicago in April.  In addition, two UF 4th year students were able to attend the conference.