Five students selected for GHHS


March 31, 2020

Congratulations to the new Class of 2021 Fort Pierce campus members of the FSU Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society: Laksmy Castillo, Evelyn Kassim, Richmond Laryea, Kyara Marquez and Jasmeka McCord.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society Selection Committee carefully reviewed the nominations from MANY sources.  It was encouraging to see so many students recognized by faculty and staff from across all four years of the curriculum AND their classmates.   These students rose to the top as true exemplars of humanism by receiving multiple nominations from faculty, staff and peers in EVERY category demonstrating clinical excellence, service to others, patient-centered approach to care and compassion.

“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.  It describes attitudes and behaviors that are sensitive to the values, autonomy, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of others.  The humanistic doctor demonstrated 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”

            - The Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine

Laksmy Castillo


Evelyn Kassim
Richmond Laryea
Kyara Marquez
Jasmeka McCord