AACOM President and CEO Recognized for Compassionate Care and Human Connection

Published March 04, 2024

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Dr. Robert Cain among luminaries inducted into Gold Humanism Honor Society


(Bethesda, MD) – The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) today celebrates the induction of AACOM President and CEO Robert A. Cain, DO, into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

“I am deeply honored to have been selected to join this distinguished group of compassionate individuals who put care and human connection first,” said Dr. Cain. “As an osteopathic physician and educator, I have been trained to respect the health of the whole person, and to appreciate every aspect of what makes us all human. I’ve dedicated my life to sharing these values with others and am proud to become a member of a society that upholds these same ideals.”

“We are delighted to be recognizing Dr. Robert Cain’s leadership and commitment to humanism in healthcare by inducting him into the Gold Humanism Honor Society,” said Gold President and CEO Dr. Kathleen Reeves. “AACOM has been a strong partner in elevating humanism in healthcare, and we are excited about growing our work together.”

2024 GHHS national induction

As part of the Gold Humanism Summit, Dr. Cain was among 15 other luminaries honored with membership into the society.

The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a community of medical students, physicians and other leaders who have been recognized for their compassionate care. The society reinforces and supports the human connection in healthcare, which is essential for the health of patients and clinicians.

About AACOM:

Founded in 1898, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) is the leading voice for the education and training of physicians who practice osteopathic medicine in settings across the medical spectrum—from primary care to the full range of medical specialties. We support our member colleges of osteopathic medicine in their efforts to attract and train individuals who are fueled by a desire to make a difference in our healthcare system by treating the whole person and building a future emphasizing health and wellness for all people. Today, more than 35,000 future physicians—25 percent of all U.S. medical students—are being educated at one of our 41 accredited colleges of osteopathic medicine, encompassing 66 teaching locations in 35 states. To learn more about AACOM, please visit our website.


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