The Gold Humanism Honor Society recognizes students, residents and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. Members are peer nominated and are the ones that others say they want taking care of their own family. Since its inception in 2002, Gold Humanism Honor Society has grown in influence to become a vital part of medical school and residency training program cultures throughout the US.
Kaitlin Hanss, better known by her peers as Katie, has actively enhanced the healthcare environment for every patient she has interacted with. She is so thoughtful in her approach to a holistic, patient centered healthcare. Katie constantly goes above and beyond to make sure every patient is heard and cared for in the most systemic and comprehensive approaches by incorporating her kindness and empathy with her expansive breadth of medical knowledge. According to Katie’s peers, she is brilliant, kind, driven, humble, and organized. She also comes into any situation with so much curiosity on all topics - so much that it motivates her peers to want to be as curious as she is. With that, we would like to acknowledge and congratulate Katie.