A ceremony for the newly elected members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), a prestigious national student organization, was held recently on the Health Sciences Campus.

Twenty-three fourth-year medical students, three faculty members and five residents from the Keck School of Medicine of USC were recognized for their leadership, compassion and dedication to humanistic clinical care. Stephanie Zia, MD, clinical assistant professor of medicine (clinician educator) and assistant dean for career advising, and recipient of the 2017 Humanism in Medicine Award, gave the keynote address at the Nov. 29 event.

The GHHS is known for recognizing individuals who excel at providing patient care that is sensitive to the cultural background, values and preferences of all patients. The society’s goal is to encourage compassion, empathy and respect among medical students and doctors. The GHHS is in its second year at the Keck School.

— Amanda Busick