The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians honors an ASRM member who as a practicing physician has best demonstrated the ideals of compassionate and respectful care for a patient’s physical and emotional well-being. The recipient of the Award should:
- Demonstrate compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care;
- Display competence in scientific endeavors;
- Show respect for patients, families and co-workers;
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in working with patient and family members of diverse backgrounds;
- Display effective, empathic communication and listening skills;
- Understand a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and make an effort to ensure patient comprehension;
- Understand and show respect for the patient’s viewpoint;
- Be sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being; and identify emotional concerns of patients and family members;
- Engender trust and confidence.
The Award is made possible through a generous gift from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Nominations may be submitted to Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D., ASRM Chief Scientific Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org by members of the Society before June 1, 2016. Each nomination must include a letter of nomination, the nominee’s curriculum vitae and bibliography, and a summary of accomplishments in the field of patient care in reproductive medicine. Each nomination must be accompanied by letters of support from at least two additional members of the Society. ASRM members may nominate themselves. A candidate must have been a member of ASRM for at least one year prior to nomination for the Award.
Selection of the Award recipient will be made by the Executive Committee of the ASRM based on the candidate’s record of achievement and recognition as an outstanding empathic physician. The recipient will be notified by August 1st. The recipient will be recognized as the recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award by presentation of a plaque at the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, the recipient will receive an honorarium of $1,000 and be provided with free registration for the Scientific Congress in the year of the Award and up to $2,000 to cover travel expenses.
Previous Recipients of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians:
- 2014 - Richard Dickey, M.D., Ph.D.
- 2015 - Jason S. Griffith, M.D.