National Gold Professorship Competition

The purpose of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship Program (“Gold Professorships”) is to promote the importance of humanistic medicine and the values of professionalism in medical education. Deadline for applications is March 4, 2013.

Through a national competition, the Gold Foundation will award up to three Assistant or Associate Professorships, providing $50,000 per year for a three year period.

Full application materials can be found here

We hope you will share this opportunity with your colleagues, or consider applying yourself if appropriate.

The purpose of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship Program (“Gold Professorships”) is to promote the importance of humanistic medicine and the values of professionalism in medical education. The goal of the award is to honor and support faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level who embody these attributes through clinical practice, teaching, and scholarship including research and curriculum development.  The Gold Foundation defines the attributes of a humanistic doctor as one who demonstrates respect for a patient’s concerns and values and provides compassionate consideration and care for a patient’s physical and emotional well-being.

Awards may be used for a variety of activities, projects or research including but not limited to curriculum development, program development, and transforming institutional culture toward a more humanistic learning environment. With the establishment of its new Research Institute, the Gold Foundation has a special interest in proposals that include well-designed research studies that will further the understanding of humanism in medicine.

The Gold Professorships are designed:

1.  To recognize the critical importance that role model faculty plays in the training and education of future humanistic doctors

2.  To protect time for faculty to teach and mentor their trainees and to advance research and/or projects related to fostering humanistic patient care

3. To support innovative programs, projects or research that both advocate and institutionalize the mission of the Gold Foundation, thereby promoting humanistic medicine at institutional, national, and international levels

4. To facilitate the professional development and career of academic leaders for humanism in medicine, and advocate for humanistic patient care and mentorship in academic medical centers; as well as to develop ways to sustain the work of the professorships following their completion

5. To award recipients $50,000 per year for a three year