American Univesity of Beirut

Humanism and Professionalism Award

​​​​​​“Medicine is the most humane of the sciences, the most empiric of arts, and the most scientific of humanities. (…) 
Humanistic medicine exists when the science, technology, and craftsmanship of the physician are practiced with the deepest respect for the humanity of the patient. This means that everything is modulated by those values we call human: the freedom to make informed decisions, preservation of dignity, absence of humiliation, and the responsible use of power. If the medicine is indeed the science particularized in a unique way in the clinical situation, then it must, by definition, be humanistic. Otherwise, it is not a medicine at all, but some conglomerate of techniques, craftsmanship, [or] science”.      

​Edmund Pellegrino, 
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics 

The prestigious AUB Faculty of Medicine Physician/Resident Humanism and Professionalism Award honors qualities of compassionate care and selfless dedication to excellence. It is granted to a physician/resident who exemplifies the humane and professional aspects of medicine, who is exceptionally proficient, compassionate, kind, responsible and concerned for the welfare of patients, colleagues, staff, and students; is a remarkable teacher and role model; is self-reflective about his/her own continuing development as physician; and reveals integrity and professionalism in all he/she does. 


American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) –Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Humanism and Professionalism Award 2022:

This year, to honor the deserving physicians who have continued to serve the community with devotion under these unforeseen circumstances, two physicians were selected as recipients of the 2022 Medical Humanism and Professionalism Physician Award. Dr. Diana Rahme, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at AUBMC, accepted the award stating, “I believe you cannot live humanism if you are not surrounded by humanistic people […] When you are a team of humanistic people then you can practice ethics compassion […] I think we have the fortunate chance to work in this institution, and it is the only place in the MENA where we value ethics and professionalism and this means a lot."

The second recipient was Dr. Salman Mroueh, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at AUBMC, who expressed his thanks for receiving the award, “I have to say that in my career I had good role models, to mention a few: Dr. Majd Ariss, as mentioned by Dr. Majdalani just now, my cousin, Dr. Adnan Mroueh, who was honored in this hall few weeks ago, my long-time friend, Dr. Miguel Abboud, in addition to the colleagues who are receiving this award now or have received it before me. I wish to all of us the courage to persevere in our functions in these difficult times."

Finally, the 2022 Medical Humanism and Professionalism Resident Award was presented to Dr. Nour Abdul Halim, graduate resident from the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, in absentia, and to Dr. Rebecca Andraos, graduate resident in General Surgery, who thanked the awards committee and SHBPP “Lots of sincere admiration for the Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program for this valuable recognition of the most important aspect of any physician […] I truly believe this is the highest form of recognition a resident can earn and a motivation for all of us to choose to keep our humanity, share it, and acknowledge it in our patients and each other."

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​American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) –Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Humanism and Professionalism Award 2021:

The AUB FM-SHBPP Humanism and Professionalism Physician Award The AUB FM-SHBPP Humanism and Professionalism Physician Award was presented to the winner for 2021
Dr. Jana Al Hashash, gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at AUBMC and AUB-FM, followed by the Resident Award to Dr. Layal Al Mahmassani, post-graduate year IV in the Department of Internal Medicine at AUBMC. 
Invited guest, Dr. Firas Abiad. General Manager and Chairman of the Rafik Hariri University Hospital, also gave a keynote address in which he shared insightful reflections on his journey through the COVID-19 pandemic and it challenges, stating, “In a culture that glorifies winning and celebrates achievement, we often concentrate on the destination, and overlook the journey. The past has taught me that, especially in times of crisis, we should do it the other way around. We should follow our moral compass, knowing that we do not control the winds that face us. If, against all odds, we reach the intended destination, we should be grateful. If, however, we do not, then we should not despair. It is ok. We have done our best in a good cause, and that is more than many can say”. 
Interim Dean Dr. Ghazi Zaatari congratulated the winners of the awards and expressed his support and recognition of SHBPP’s work, for “championing and carrying the baton of professionalism” in the faculty of Medicine, and highlighted that moral courage is embedded in the practice of medicine. The AUB FM-SHBPP Humanism and Professionalism Award, the first of its kind in the Arab world, honors qualities of compassionate care and selfless dedication to excellence. The recipient of the award is also a remarkable role model, self-reflective about his/her own continuing development. It is granted to the physician and resident who exemplifies the humane and professional aspects of medicine and who is exceptionally proficient, compassionate, kind, responsible and concerned about the welfare of patients, colleagues, staff and students

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American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) –Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Humanism and Professionalism Award 2019:

For the eighth year, the prestigious AUBFM-SHBPP Humanism and Professionalism Award was announced at the Residents Graduation Ceremony. This award which honors qualities of compassionate care and selfless dedication to excellence and is granted to a physician and a resident who exemplify the humane and professional aspects of medicine. In 2019, Dr. Fady Haddad, Associate Professor of Clinical Specialty in the Department of Surgery at AUBMC, received the physician award and Dr. Salim Rahhal, 5th year resident in the Department of Surgery, received the resident award. Congratulations! 
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​American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) –Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Humanism and Professionalism Award 2018:

  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Physician Award 2018 is: Dr. Rima Hanna Wakim, Assistant Professor of Clinical Specialty in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at AUBMC
  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Resident Award 2018 is: Dr. Nour Moukalled, 5th year resident in the Department of Internal Medicine 
The Awards were handed out following the opening of the Residents Graduation Ceremony which was held on Friday, May 25, 2018, at the 
AUB Assembly Hall. The Awardees received their Awards from Dean Mohamad Sayegh and Dr. Thalia Arawi. Congratulations! 

 


American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) –Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Humanism and Professionalism Award 2017:

  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Physician Award 2017 is: Dr. Arafat Tfayli, Professor of Clinical Specialty in the Department of Internal Medicine at AUBMC
  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Resident Award 2017 is: Dr. Firas Kreidieh, 2nd year resident in the Department of Internal Medicine at AUBMC
​The Awards were handed out following the opening of the Residents Graduation Ceremony which was held on Friday, May 26, 2017, at the AUB Assembly Hall. The Awardees received their Awards from Dean Mohamad Sayegh and Dr. Thalia Arawi. 
Congratulations! 

American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) –Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Humanism and Professionalism Award 2016:

  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Physician Award 2016 is: Dr. Mona Osman El Hage, Instructor of Clinical Family Medicine at AUBMC
  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Resident Award 2016 is: Dr. Hassan Doumiati, 3rd year resident in the Department of Neurology at AUBMC
The Awards were handed out following the opening of the Residents Graduation Ceremony which was held on Tuesday, June 1, 2016, at the AUB Assembly Hall. The Awardees received their Awards from Dean Mohamad Sayegh and Dr. Thalia Arawi. 
Congratulations! 


American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) –Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Humanism and Professionalism Award 2015:

  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Physician Award 2015 is: Dr. Ghassan Abu Sittah, Head of Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the AUBMC
  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Resident Award 2015 is: Dr. Khairat Al Habbl, 3rd year resident in the Department of Family Medicine
​The Awards were handed out following the opening of the Residents Graduation Ceremony which was held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the AUB Assembly Hall. The Awardees received their Awards from Dean Mohamad Sayegh and Dr. Thalia Arawi. 
Congratulations! ​


American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) –Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Humanism and Professionalism Award 2014:

  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Physician Award 2014 is: Dr. Ziad Salem from the Department of Internal Medicine
  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Resident Award 2014 is: Dr. Karim Masrouha from the Department of Surgery
The Awards were handed out following the opening of the Residents Graduation Ceremony which was held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the AUB Assembly Hall. The Awardees received their Awards from Dean Mohamad Sayegh and Dr. Thalia Arawi. 
Congratulations! 


American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) –Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Humanism and Professionalism Award 2013:

  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Physician Award 2013 is: Dr. Mahmoud Choucair from the Department of Internal Medicine
  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Resident Award 2013 is: Dr. Rana Costa from the Department of Internal Medicine
The Awards were handed out following the opening of the Residents Graduation Ceremony which was held on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at the AUB Assembly Hall. The Awardees received their Awards from Dean Mohamad Sayegh and Dr. Thalia Arawi. 
Congratulations! 


​American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine (AUB FM) –Salim El-Hoss Bioethics and Professionalism Program (SHBPP) Humanism and Professionalism Award 2012:

  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Physician Award 2012 is: ​Dr. Nabil Sharara from the Department of Family Medicine
  • The recipient of the AUB FM - SHBPP Resident Award 2012 is: Dr. Hussein Darwish from the Neurosurgery Division
​The Awards were given during the early stages of the Residents Graduation Ceremony on June 8th, 2012, Issam Fares Hall at 5:30. The Awardees received their Awards from Associate Dean Dr. Kamal Badr, representing Dean Mohamad Sayegh who happens to be out of town, and Dr. Thalia Arawi. 
Congratulations!



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