GHHS Nomination and Induction Process

In February/March of each year, third-year B.U. medical students are asked to nominate their peers and BMC residents for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). After votes are tallied, those students who receive the top 20% of votes from their peers are asked to complete an essay that is reviewed by the GHHS committee. The essay asks student nominees to answer the following questions:

  • How do you exemplify the characteristics of the GHHS (provide examples)?
  • If you are selected to be a member of GHHS, how will you help to promote compassionate, patient-centered care at our institution?

Based on these personal essays, committee members make the final determination regarding membership into the GHHS Chobanian & Avedisian SOM chapter. Those students inducted into the chapter are regarded as leaders, role models, and agents of change in the field of medicine, and they are expected to participate in chapter activities at the medical school. A formal induction ceremony is held in the spring and includes the traditional pinning ceremony. No more than 15% of the third year class is inducted.