Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

AAMC Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) requests applications for the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award. This award annually honors a medical school faculty physician who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students and possesses the desirable personal qualities necessary to the practice of patient-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy, and service by example. The goal of the award is to emphasize, reinforce, and enhance the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty. The presence of a caring, compassionate, and collaborative learning environment serves as positive reinforcement to prospective physicians of the desirability of such qualities in the doctor-patient relationship.

The nominee must be a physician (M.D. or D.O. degree) member of the clinical faculty, either in a tenure or non-tenure track, at a U.S. AAMC member medical school.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, April 26, 2010. Letters of intent should be limited to two pages and should include a description of academic, mentoring, advising, and counseling activities as well as specific examples of community service that demonstrate the nominee's effectiveness in role modeling the importance of humanistic qualities to students, patients and faculty.


The award recipient will receive a grant of $5,000 and will be honored at a formal awards dinner held during the 2010 AAMC Annual Meeting and will be invited to speak to the OSR about the importance of humanism in medicine. $1,000 will be donated to the nominating institution's OSR interest group in support of OSR-related activities.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

12:00 noon, Monday, April 26, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

May 3, 2010


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