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Gold Humanism Honors Society

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The Indiana University School of Medicine Chapter of the national Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold Humanism Honors Society is one of more than 100 society chapters across the United States. IU School of Medicine’s chapter was established during the 2005-2006 academic year as a means of formally recognizing medical students, residents and faculty who demonstrate exemplary behavior that promotes humanism in medicine.

The society celebrates and focuses on patient-centered care through its inductees, who model the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy. Induction into the society is recognized by many as a pinnacle of professionalism for medical students and residents.

The advisors of the IU School of Medicine chapter are Ruben Hernandez, MD, Jean Molleston, MD, and Clark Simons, MD.


Each year, a number of rising fourth-year students, two faculty and six residents join the Gold Humanism Honors Society during the induction ceremony at IU School of Medicine.

Students are nominated by their peers during their third year of medical school. Final selections are determined by the IU School of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society Selection Committee.

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IU School of Medicine Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter inducts 46 new members

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.