Martin Wegman, a pre-doctoral fellow in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy and M.D.-Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, was selected for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society by the local UF Chapman Chapter. This national organization recognizes medical students, residents and faculty members who demonstrate exemplary behavior promoting humanism in medicine.
Approximately 15 percent of each UF College of Medicine class is selected for induction to the honor society annually after review of peer evaluations and clerkship ratings for professionalism and participation in service activities, which provide assessments of clinical competence, interpersonal skills, humanism, and professionalism.
Martin receives his primary mentorship from Elizabeth Shenkman, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy. His work focuses on analyzing and developing policies and systems to improve population health and social outcomes, with attention to individuals living at the margins of society, including those affected by drug use and mental illness. His research has taken him to Malaysia and South Africa, and has spanned topics ranging from harm reduction, managed care and patient engagement.