Purpose and Function

The Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), known locally as the Chapman Society, was established at the University of Florida College of Medicine during the 2002-2003 academic year as part of a national effort to provide a means of formally recognizing medical students, residents, and faculty members demonstrating exemplary behavior that promotes humanism in medicine.

The GHHS is a national organization that honors senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers, and other exemplars recognized for demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service.

The Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society shall:

  • sponsor academic events emphasizing humanism in medicine;
  • promote humanism in medicine through various other activities;
  • undertake community projects; and
  • assist the Dean in fulfilling the mission, goals and objectives of the College.

Members of the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society should demonstrate:

  • integrity and sound moral reasoning;
  • respect for others from all stations of life;
  • a willingness to engage in supportive patient interaction/advocacy;
  • the ability to establish communicative relationships that focus on listening and understanding;
  • an ability to learn from life experiences;  and
  • in the face of adversity, maintain compassion, concern, respect, integrity and commitment to humanistic goals.