As part of National Thank Our Resident Day, UNMC residents will receive a hand written note, a special poem written in their honor and a cookie, all due to the efforts of members of UNMC's chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS). The poem, written by Kelly Cawcutt, M.D., assistant professor, infectious diseases, acknowledges how hard residents work.
"It's important that residents know they are appreciated," said Charity Evans, M.D., associate professor, surgery, and co-advisor for the honor society.
House office appreciation events:
- Friday, Feb. 22 - National "Thank a Resident Day" sponsored by the Gold Humanism Honor Society, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., refreshments and snacks will be served in private dining room C
- Feb. 28 - UNMC/Nebraska Medicine "House Officer Appreciation Day"
- 6-9:30 a.m. - breakfast, Private Dining Room C
- 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - coffee served, Private Dining Room C
Since its inception in 2014, the GHHS chapter at UNMC has grown to nearly 100 members. Each member has a responsibility to model, support and advocate for compassionate, patient-centered care throughout their careers.
Feb. 28 has been recognized as "House Officer Appreciation Day" on our campus and other events are being held on that day to thank the house officers for their tireless work and dedication.
Chandra Are, M.B.B.S., associate dean of Graduate Medical Education, called house officers the backbone of academic health care systems. "House officers are one of the hardest working professions in the nation."
Residents and House Officers: Thank you for your commitment to medicine.