(From the March 2015 Issue of Research Now)
Sandra Kim, MD, medical director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center within the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, was recently chosen as a faculty inductee for the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), a signature program of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation that recognizes medical students, residents and faculty who practice patient-centered care by modeling the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy.
Fellows, administrators, practitioners and notable members of the community are inducted into GHHS for promoting humanistic values and GHHS members are role models for humanistic care in their communities. GHHS chapters are based in medical schools and residency training programs, and additional information on The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s GHHS chapter can be found on their website.
Dr. Kim, who is also an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, was also selected as a faculty inductee for the OSU chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, the only academic honor medical society in the world. As a professional medical organization, AOA recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine.
AOA members are elected based on leadership, character, community service and professionalism. Members may also be elected by chapters after demonstrating scholarly achievement and professional contributions and values during their careers in medicine. More information on the organization can be found on the AOA Honor Medical Society website.