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Virtuous Healer Honor Society (VHHS)

The purpose of Virtuous Healer Honor Society (VHHS) is to recognize NEOMED students, residents, and faculty who exemplify the attributes of the virtuous healer, including:

  • Altruism
  • Compassion
  • Curiosity
  • Generosity
  • Humility
  • Justice
  • Moral Imagination

All M3 students currently enrolled and in good academic standing are eligible for consideration.

The VHHS is composed of NEOMED students and faculty who exemplify the attributes listed above. Because the NEOMED Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) was the predecessor to VHHS, and is historically linked to GHHS, NEOMED GHHS members are also members of VHHS.

The nomination and selection process are both codified by the VHHS Advisory Committee and reviewed on an annual basis thereafter. The Selection and Advisory Committee along with the VHHS Co-chair select members annually. VHHS members are expected to attend VHHS meetings and meaningfully participate in the planning and implementation of an annual service project, as well as any other projects identified by the VHHS membership or advisors.

Arnold P. Gold Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

M3 students are also invited annually to nominate a NEOMED faculty member who most exemplify attributes of the virtuous healer. The individual with the most nominations and approval of VHHS Advisors is awarded the Arnold P. Gold Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and provides the Keynote address at the annual spring VHHS Induction Ceremony.

VHHS Faculty Leadership:

  • L. Austin Fredrickson, MD, FACP (VHHS Faculty Advisor)
  • Jeffrey Mellott, PhD (VHHS Basic Science Faculty Advisor)

Current VHHS Members:

  • Nupur Goel
  • Sanjay Jinka
  • Kelly Kimball
  • Jamie Pandey
  • Krithika Sundaram
  • Ali Syed
  • Rita Marie Yaacoub

 

LEONARD TOW HUMANISM IN MEDICINE AWARD RECIPIENTS:

  • Mariquita Belen, MD, 2022
  • Kenneth Wyatt, DO, 2021
  • Marcus Julius, MD, 2020
  • David Deckert, MD, 2019
  • Susan Nofziger, MD, 2018
  • David Sperling, MD, 2017
  • Paul Lecat, MD, 2016
  • Jon Arnott, MD, 2015
  • Joseph Zarconi, MD, 2014
  • Deborah Plate, DO, 2013
  • Kevin Dieter, MD, 2012

CONTACT

Harmony Stanger, M.B.A.
Assistant Director, Student Affairs
Phone: 330-325-6719
Email: hstanger@neomed.edu