Cody Smith of Bagdad has been inducted into the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Gold Humanism Honor Society inaugural class.

The GHHS is a signature program of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, an international non-profit organization committed to fostering and maintaining a culture of compassion, caring and respect in health care. LMU-DCOM applied for and was granted permission to launch a chapter earlier this year.

Student inductees were nominated by their classmates as exemplars of compassionate patient-centered care. Each nominee had to submit a personal statement as well as present a project promoting humanism, inspiring and nurturing humanism in others.

GHHS was founded by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation in 2002. To date, there are over 140 chapters at medical schools across the nation, as well as internationally. 

The GHHS recognizes the top 10 percent of students in their class who exemplify humanism in medicine as demonstrated by qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy toward patients.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee.