The Arnold P. Gold Foundation - Working to keep the care in healthcare
Donate Now | Join Our E-mail List | Contact Us

Programs & Grants


Gold Foundation Programs

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute

Other Initiatives

Essay Winners 2010

The 2010 Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Humanism in Medicine Essay Contest

In 1,000 words or less, please reflect on the following:

Describe a barrier a physician might face to practicing humanistic patient care. How might this be overcome and what can be learned in the process? (Use personal experiences or observations where possible)

First prize $1000

William J. Crisler
3rd year student at Creighton University School of Medicine
Read William's essay


Second Prize: $500

Randy Tang
3rd year student at UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Camden
Read Randy's essay


Third prize $250

Eliza Miller
2nd year student at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Read Eliza's essay

Honorable Mentions:

Christopher Bayne, 3rd year student at Eastern Virginia Medical School
David Carrier, 4th year student at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Elizabeth Holcombe, 4th year student at University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Jacob Imber, 3rd year student at University of Kansas Medical Center
Poonam Kaushal, 3rd year student at New York Medical College
Michael Kralovec, 3rd year student at University of Illinois College of Medicine - Chicago
Samuel Love, 2nd year student at University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Joanna Kristine Pearson, 4th year student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Valentina Rodriguez, 4th year student at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Derek Russell, 3rd year student at University of Texas Medical Branch
Michelle Sangalang, 3rd year student at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Kristin Sohn, 2nd year student at University of Nevada School of Medicine

The Gold Foundation thanks the over 300 medical students for their participation in this year's contest and for their patience in awaiting the results!

The Panel of Judges

Ana Blohm, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Pamela Brett-MacLean, Ph.D.
Director, Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine Program
Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Marcia Day Childress, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Education
Director, Programs in Humanities, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA

Jack Coulehan, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine
Fellow, Center for Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Stony Brook, NY

Amy Frieman, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Barbara Gastel, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biosciences/Medical Humanities
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
College Station, TX

Paul Gross, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief, Pulse—voices from the heart of medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Joan Handler
Publisher and Senior Editor
CavanKerry Press, Ltd.
Fort Lee, NJ

Judith Hannan
New York, NY

Therese Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Aurora, CO

Arlene M. Katz, Ed.D.
Instructor of Social Medicine
Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Perri Klass, M.D.
Medical Director and President, Reach Out and Read National Center
Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics
New York University
New York, NY

Jerome Lowenstein, M.D.
Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY

Elizabeth McKinley, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Dean for Student Societies
Dean, Emily Blackwell Society
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Kyle Nash, D. Min.
Clinical Thanatologist, McLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Alex Okun, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Joanna Sachar
Englewood, NJ

Murray Schwartz, Ph.D.
Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing
Emerson College
Boston, MA

Johanna Shapiro, Ph.D.
Professor of Family Medicine
Director, Program in Medical Humanities & Arts
University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
Irvine, CA

Marcia Soltes
Fort Lee, NJ

Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig
Director, Medical Humanities Program
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL

  © 2013 The Arnold P. Gold Foundation   a 501(c)(3) public charity. Financial Statements   |   Site Map   |   Privacy Policy