Twenty-four students from the College of Medicine Class of 2014 have been inducted into Upstate’s Gold Humanism Honor Society.
The honor society is a program of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, whose objective is “to help physicians-in-training become doctors who combine the high tech skills of cutting edge medicine with the high touch skills of effective communication, empathy and compassion.”
Upstate established its Gold Humanism Honor Society in 2005. It recognizes medical students who are judged by their peers – at the end of their third-year clerkships — to be exemplary student clinicians.
Election is limited to 15 percent of the class. Among the criteria for selection are compassion, maturity, sound judgment and collegiality, as well as mastery of basic and clinical science knowledge and skills.
The inductees from the Class of 2014, by campus, are:
Syracuse: Ilija Aleksic; Kyle Armstrong; Elias Awad; Kiley Bax; Matthew Connelly; Kristyn Gergelis; Andrew Handel; David Haughey; Ryota Kashiwazaki; Trevor Laborda; Gregory Mak; Gabriel Ologun; Anjali Patel; Timothy Reed; Erik Shwarts; Maya Silbert; Arindam Singha; Ali Syed, and Matthew Valente.
Binghamton: Andrew Bachman; Vincent Calleo; Daniel Harris; Kilali Iyalla, and David Zielke.