TCOM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society Welcomes new inductees
The humanistic side of medicine is flourishing 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 35 students and three 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 2024, were chosen for their outstanding humanistic behaviors shown during medical school. The students ranked in the top 15% of their class and were nominated by their peers.
“I want you all to remember this day, because of all the awards that you might receive, this one will mean the most,” said Dr. Frank Filipetto, Dean of TCOM. “Being part of this honor society will stay with you forever. Remember that we are all here for our patients. Show them compassion and empathy and what humanism looks like. Be mentors for the next generation of medical students. Help them learn what you have earned here today and make osteopathic medicine even better.”
Along with the students, TCOM Faculty members Dr. Sarah Matches, Dr. Maria Crompton and Dr. Miguel Villamil 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 Student Inductees
TCOM Faculty Inductees
Dr. Sarah Matches
Dr. Maria Crompton
Dr. Miguel Villamil