Gold Humanism Honor Society Inducts 20 Health Care Professionals

The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) held its annual induction ceremony April 21. The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a national organization that honors medical students, residents, and role Gold_Humanismmodel physician teachers for “demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion, and dedication to service.” Chapters of the GHHS have been established at 97 percent of American medical schools, plus medical schools in 12 other countries. Every year, more than 17,000 health care professionals are inducted into the GHHS.

The ceremony was keynoted by Colonel Shawna Scully, D.O., chair of neurology at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Col. Scully delivered a passionate address that included accounts of remarkable humanism and compassion she observed during her deployment to combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan. Col. Scully received a standing ovation for her remarks.

As of 2016, membership in the Gold Humanism Honor Society is included in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)’s application. Residency program directors consider membership in the GHHS to be a sign of excellence in communication skills and bedside demeanor.


2018 GHHS Inductees



Luis Neve, Bernadette Tan, Cyrus Elahi, Benjamin Shapleigh, Alysa Nash, Arezo Nasrazadani, Connie Herrera, Christian Draper, Alejandro Vargas, Gerardine Villanueva, Heather Bailey, Jisha Jose, Ricardo Parra , Jennifer Nielsen, and Natalia Sidhu



Azam Farukhi, M.D.

Chief Resident, General Surgery

Prasad Guru Krishnamurthy, M.D.

Senior Resident, Psychiatry

Yuichi Ishida, M.D.

Senior Resident, General Surgery



Oscar Noriega, M.D.

Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Agathe Franck, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine


Photos provided by Rita Martinez, Student Affairs