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.