Seven residents from within the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Training Program have been selected for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). The induction ceremony will be held in the fall. This prestigious honor recognizes individuals who exemplify humanistic patient care and who can serve as role models in medicine.
The following residents were selected by the GHHS in recognition of their ability to serve as leaders in humanistic patient care: Zaid Almarzooq (PGY2), Paul Lu (PGY3), Saif Muhsin ('15), Adam Schwartz ('15), Maddie Sterling (PGY3), Zaid Tafesh (PGY3) and Prashanth Venkatesh (PGY2). The GHHS, which has 21,000 members (in training and practice), unites like-minded individuals to sustain their own humanism and to nurture humanism in others. Members of the GHHS are required to "model, support, and advocate for compassionate, patient-centered care throughout their careers." The GHHS funds educational events, supports research, and provides its members with networking opportunities for professional growth.
The NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program has a long-standing commitment to training extraordinary physicians and academic scholars. The program offers opportunities to learn all aspects of clinical medicine, where residents get authentic responsibility for taking care of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and provide care for an eclectic patient population with a broad array of medical conditions. Residents benefit from working with world-renowned faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College, as well as our neighboring institutions, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Rockefeller University. The residency program places a strong emphasis on critical thinking regarding medicine, as well as maximizing time at the bedside. Trainees learn at the bedside and by searching the evidence for best practice and discussing the nuances of medical decision-making with faculty and colleagues. In addition to learning through supervised patient care, innovative educational conferences enhance the learning environment.