Most of the PCC’s non-investigative activities are centered around education. These activities have been geared toward increasing awareness of the role of the committee and encouraging discussion about professional and ethical issues.

Student Clinician Ceremony

The Student Clinician Ceremony is designed to provide guidance, information and support as medical students transition into their clinical years. The event is presented by the PCC in collaboration with JSMBS faculty and aims to address some of the anxiety felt by students entering their clerkships. By providing insight, discussing fears and expectations, and revisiting the oath taken during the White Coat Ceremony, the SCC provides a forum for collective and reflective discussion of the students’ experiences. The ceremony also underscores the challenges and imperatives to providing humanistic care to patients at the same time as they are pressed to demonstrate high standards of skill performance.

Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award

Each year, third-year medical students have the opportunity to nominate outstanding residents for the prestigious Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. Up to six residents are selected each year.

Winners are selected based on how well they demonstrate the following qualities:

  • Ideal ethical behavior
  • Professional behavior by example
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Compassion and empathy toward patients and their families
  • Compassion for students and colleagues
  • Approachable and welcoming to students and staff
  • Sincere commitment to teaching

Using the form below, or by email, please nominate an outstanding resident to receive the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. Reflect on your personal experiences working with your nominee and descriptions of how they interact with patients to write a comprehensive nomination. Winners will be selected based on the extent to which the guiding criteria are demonstrated and are honored annually at the Student Clinician Ceremony. These residents will receive a cash prize, a certificate of recognition, and a specially designed lapel pin.