Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Professionalism works to recognize the efforts of Baylor faculty and staff who go beyond the typical job duties of healthcare workers. Through the Power of Professionalism Award, the Center rewards Baylor community members who demonstrate respect for all involved in the health caregiving process.
A new elective available to Baylor medical students allows them to explore the connection between professionalism and the development of trust and respect among members of the healthcare team and patients.
BCM Family will share insight from faculty on the culture of professionalism at Baylor College of Medicine, starting with this post by Dr. Tamara Ortiz-Perez, associate professor of radiology and breast imaging fellowship program director and a faculty senator. She provides care at the Breast Care Center at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Outstanding students, trainees and faculty were honored recently with induction into two honor societies – Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Society. These inductions recognize their commitment to compassionate care, service and other valued qualities that place them as leaders among their colleagues and peers.
A special group of Baylor trainees reflected on what humanism in medicine means to them – and they are in a unique position to provide such insight as the latest inductees into the Baylor College of Medicine chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.