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.
Ruhee Shah is committed, energetic, and a force to be reckoned with who exudes calm competence. Few people are as incredibly prepared, knowledgeable, and giving as Ruhee. Her passion for policy and quality improvement goes above and beyond to exemplify how much she cares for patients beyond just individual care, but also that patients should be treated for good healthcare in a system that actually works for them, first and foremost. Ruhee really loves building connections with her patients and doing the often difficult and thankless work of counseling and preventative medicine that is so key to keeping patients healthy. Ruhee has an incredible way of combining kindness and intelligence in medicine and will inevitably make our healthcare environment more caring and equitable for patients. With that, we would like to acknowledge and congratulate Ruhee.