TCOM chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes new members

Img 9308The humanistic side of medicine is continuing to flourish at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. The TCOM chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation inducted 33 students and four faculty members into the Gold Humanism Honor Society during a recent ceremony at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens.

The students, all members of the Class of 2025, were chosen for their outstanding humanistic behaviors shown during medical school. The students represent no greater than 15% of their class and were nominated by their peers.

Img 1204“The people that you see in this room are the people who are suppose to be in this room,” Dr. David Mason, TCOM’s assistant dean for clinical education said to the inductees. “It’s about humanity and making the human connection with your patient. We have lost our patients’ trust in health care and we have to rebuild that, and we can do it by putting people first. Honor that sacred relationship between patient and doctor and always keep the focus on your patients.”

Along with the students, TCOM faculty members Dr. Curtis Galke and Dr. Christopher Medina and preceptors Dr. Michael Ewing and Dr. Deborah Naylor were inducted into the honor society.

The Gold Foundation champions humanism in health care, which they define as “compassionate, collaborative and scientifically excellent care.” The non-profit organization at TCOM was founded for recognizing students, residents and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine.

Dr. Arnold P. Gold, a pediatric neurologist, began the foundation in 1988. His belief in the importance of an empathic bedside manner led him and his wife Sandra to create the foundation to inspire young physicians to practice compassionate patient care.

TCOM students inductees
Fariya Fatima
Prathyusha Mahasamudram
Quincey Quinn
Owen Saenz
Katelyn Morse
Stephanie Elbanna
Ai-Thien Do
Zoe Hatzenbiler
Madelaine Walker
Daniel Navid
Kush Rama
Zachary Tucker
Katherine Young
Kulsum Abdali
Haiey Wolf
Jordan Thompson
Nisha Mistry
Lianna Tran
Ali Wazir
Matthew Joseph
Jaxton Birky
Natali Borrego
Cynthia Prado
Viktor Vasilev
Kamran Karvesh
Alyssa Foltz
Matthew Wieters
Kailee Wegehaupt
Ann George
Moath Mohammad
Emily Edelhoven
Pranjal Chokshi
Bao Quynh Tran

TCOM faculty inductees
Dr. Cutis Galke
Dr. Christopher Medina
Dr. Michael Ewing
Dr. Deborah Naylor

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