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Gold Humanism Honor Society

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April 12, 2018
Two of our Fort Pierce Class of 2019 students, Eric Crespo and Karisa Brown were recently chosen for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. These students rose to the top as a true exemplars of humanism by receiving multiple nominations from faculty, staff and peers in categories demonstrating clinical excellence, service to others and a patient-centered approach to care and compassion. It was no surprise to the staff, faculty and students at the Fort Pierce Regional Campus that Eric and Karisa were nominated and selected for this honor. They are dedicated, determined, friendly, compassionate and conscientious students.
“Humanism is defined by the link between compassion and scientific competence. When practiced, humanism in medicine fosters relationships with patients and other caregivers that are compassionate and empathetic. The humanistic doctor demonstrates the following attributes (I.E., C.A.R.E.S.).
Integrity: the congruence between expressed values and behavior
Excellence: clinical expertise
Compassion: the awareness and acknowledgement of the suffering of another and the desire to relieve it
Altruism: the capacity to put the needs and interests of another before your own
Respect: the regard for the autonomy and values of another person
Empathy: the ability to put oneself in another’s situation, e.g., physician as patient
Service: the sharing of one’s talent, time and resources with those in need; giving beyond what is required”
Excerpt from the website of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine: