Nominations Sought for Tow Humanism Faculty Award

Dear NEOMED students:

Each year, NEOMED students have an opportunity to select a clinical faculty member (M.D. or D.O.) as the recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation.  The purpose of this award is to recognize the value of humanism in the delivery of care to patients and their families.  The award is presented to a faculty member who best demonstrates the Foundation’s ideals of outstanding compassion in the delivery of care, respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues, as well as demonstrated clinical excellence.

NEOMED’s Tow Humanism in Medicine recipient will be inducted into the NEOMED chapter of the Virtuous Healer Honor Society (VHHS) this Spring.

Past NEOMED Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award recipients are:
• Mariquita Belen, M.D., 2022
• Kenneth Wyatt, D.O., 2021
• Marcus Julius, M.D., 2020
• David Deckert, M.D., 2019
• Susan Nofziger, M.D., 2018
• David Sperling, M.D., 2017
• Paul Lecat, M.D., 2016
• Jon Arnott, M.D., 2015
• Joseph Zarconi, M.D., 2014
• Deborah Plate, D.O., 2013
• Kevin Dieter, M.D., 2012

Please take a few minutes to nominate a faculty member who:
• consistently demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of care to patients
• serves as a role model—illustrates professional behavior by example
• approachable and accessible to students
• welcomes opportunities for teaching and one-on-one mentorships with students
• exhibits enthusiasm and skill in professional and personal interactions with students
• shows respect for everyone
• demonstrates cultural sensitivity in working with patients and family members of diverse backgrounds
• displays effective communication and listening skills
• understands patients’ need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and makes an effort to ensure patient comprehension—shows respect for the patient’s viewpoint
• sensitive to the patients’ psychological well-being
• effectively identifies emotional concerns of patients and family members
• cooperative, respectful and easy to work with- engenders trust and confidence
• adheres to professional and ethical standards
• committed to reflection and objective self-evaluation of his/her skills
• displays competence in scientific endeavors

Nominate a NEOMED faculty member for the Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.

The nomination deadline is Sunday, Dec. 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Please contact Harmony Stanger with questions at  

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