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Gold Humanism Society Chapter at USD Medical School Inducts New Members

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Gold Humanism Honor Society logo The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine’s Chapter of the Gold Humanism Society announced its 2020 inductees.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine’s Chapter of the Gold Humanism Society has announced its 2020 inductees.

Ten members of the medical school’s Class of 2021 and one medical school faculty member have been inducted into this honors society that recognizes outstanding humanistic characteristics, including compassion, altruism, integrity, empathy and service.

Medical students inducted include:

  • David Arendt, Pierre, South Dakota
  • Jordan Bormann, Parkston, South Dakota
  • Ahna Buntrock, Eyota, Minnesota
  • Mona El-Gayar, Madison, South Dakota
  • Peter Franz, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Kristin Inman, Pierre, South Dakota
  • Stephanie Kazi, Belle Fourche, South Dakota
  • Avery Olson, Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Ethan Paddock, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Christopher VanHove, St. Louis Park, Minnesota

The medical school faculty member who was inducted is David B. Eaton, M.D., an internist in Rapid City, South Dakota. Dr. Eaton also serves as a clinical associate professor in the medical school’s Department of Internal Medicine.


USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News