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Mayo Clinic School of Medicine establishes Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine established a Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter. Mayo joins the majority of American allopathic medical schools in having a Gold Humanism Honor Society chapter. Founded in 1988 by Arnold Gold, M.D., and his wife Sandra Gold, Ed.D., the prestigious national honor society recognizes students, residents and faculty who exemplify in their work with patients and health care colleagues the humanistic passion that motivated them to enter medicine.

Inaugural medical student inductees, who were chosen by their third-year classmates include:

  • Richmond Castillo (MED ’19)
  • Charlene Gaw (MED ’20)
  • Amal Hassan (MED ’19)
  • Dylan Soukup (MED ’19)
  • Asha Stenquist (MED ’19)
  • Daniel Witt (MED ’20)

These six students chose four residents and four faculty members who they agreed best exemplify humanistic values. Resident inductees were:

  • Janice Malay, M.D. (P ’21),┬áDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Keith Miller, M.D. (MED ’16),┬áDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Shane Murphy, B.M.B.S. (FM ’18, PLM ’19), Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Michael Young, M.D. (S ’19), Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Faculty inductees were:

  • Travis McKenzie, M.D. (S ’09), Division of Breast, Endocrine, Metabolic, and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Stephanie Starr, M.D. (PD ’00), Division of Community Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine,┬áDepartment of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Megan Thorvilson, M.D. (PD ’16), Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • Mari Charisse Trinidad, M.D. (MFM ’16, OBMFM ’16), Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mayo Clinic Rochester

Also inducted were:

  • Alexander Ginsbug, M.D. (MED ’18), a recent Mayo medical school graduate and emergency medicine resident who worked tirelessly for more than two years to champion the new chapter; Department of Emergency Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • J. Michael Bostwick, M.D. (P ’98), faculty adviser for the chapter; Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic Rochester
  • John Davidson, M.D. (GERI ’06), Division of Hospital Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester

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