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March 16, 2015 - Students, Residents and Faculty Named to USA Chapter of Gold Humanism Honor Society

GHHS01.jpgPictured above: University of South Alabama Gold Humanism Honor Society Members (front row left to right) Dr. Jay Arora, Dr. Allan Tucker, Dr. Casey Calhoun, (second row left to right) Gabrielle Hood, Olivia Butters, Dheepa Sekar, (third row left to right) Wesley Honeycutt, Gretchen Vandiver, Rebekah Ann Frazier, (fourth row left to right) Patty Wang, Preston Warren and Paul Hixon.

This year, 10 medical students, three residents and one faculty member were selected to be named to the University of South Alabama Chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. The USA College of Medicine Class of 2016 selects those who have demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service.

Recently, the following USA students, residents and faculty were selected:

Dr. Allan Tucker – professor and chair of the department of pathology
Dr. Jay Arora – surgery resident
Dr. Susan Choe – internal medicine resident
Dr. A. Casey Calhoun – obstetrics and genecology resident
Olivia Butters – medical student
Rebekah Frazier – medical student
Paul Hixon – medical student
Michael Wesley Honeycutt – medical student
Gabrielle Hood – medical student
Dheepa Sekar – medical student
Lindsey Stewart – medical student
Gretchen Vandiver – medical student
Patty Wang – medical student
Preston Warren – medical student

In 2013, USA medical student Austin Fox was elected into GHHS. Fox will serve with this year’s class upon completion of a research program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

The honorees will be recognized at this year's White Coat Ceremony on June 20, 2015, at the USA Mitchell Center. During the ceremony, rising third-year medical students will be cloaked with their first white coats, the traditional dress of physicians for more than 100 years. To learn more about the Gold Humanism Honor Society, visit

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