Med students, UNMC to thank residents

by Elizabeth Kumru, UNMC public relations | February 21, 2019

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Medical students might suffer from hand cramps from writing nearly 500 thank you notes, but it will be worth the effort tomorrow when residents open their mailboxes to find tokens of appreciation.

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

Reminders of how much they are appreciated will be flashed on TV monitors throughout campus all day and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., refreshments and snacks will be served in 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."


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Carmen Sirizzotti
February 25, 2019 at 8:34 PM

Residents and House Officers: Thank you for your commitment to medicine.