Students, Faculty Inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society

The newest members of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society were inducted on Wednesday, May 22.

A total of seven fourth-year medical students and four faculty were recognized.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) annually recognizes medical students and faculty members who demonstrate exceptional compassion and empathy when caring for patients. The inductees also serve as role models, mentors and leaders in medicine. GHHS inductees are nominated by their peers and faculty, followed by a review from the selection committee.

ICOM’s GHHS chapter was founded in 2024 with support from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and is part of the greater national GHHS organization. The national organization was established in 2002 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, which was founded by Drs. Arnold and Sandra Gold at Columbia University. GHHS now has more than 180 chapters in medical schools and residency programs, and more than 45,000 members.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society Class of 2024 at ICOM includes:

Medical Students

  • Adam Dentinger
  • Lukas Kaugars
  • Kristie Nguyen
  • Joshua Outslay
  • Madison Summers
  • Christopher Thompson
  • Kella Vangsness


  • Rodney Bates, DO
  • Don Dyer, MD
  • Jennifer Hotzman, PhD
  • Jessica Ziebarth, DO

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