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About Alpha Omega Alpha
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a professional medical organization, recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine. Alpha Omega Alpha is to medicine what Phi Beta Kappa is to letters and the humanities and Sigma Xi is to science. Our values include honesty, honorable conduct, morality, virtue, unselfishness, ethical ideals, dedication to serving others, and leadership. Members have a compelling drive to do well and to advance the medical profession and exemplify the highest standards of professionalism.
The top 25 percent of a medical school class is eligible for nomination to the society, and up to 16 percent may be elected based on leadership, character, community service, and professionalism. Members may also be elected by chapters after demonstrating scholarly achievement and professional contributions and values during their careers in medicine. Distinguished professionals may also be elected to honorary membership
Fifty-four Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, and in Chemistry, have been AΩA members. Thirty-one of those were elected to AΩA prior to winning the Nobel Prize.
Nearly seventy-five percent of deans of U.S. medical schools are members of AΩA.
Each year, AΩA grants more than $575,000 to medical students and faculty for awards, projects, and prizes that recognize outstanding commitment and dedication to caring for others and providing high quality health care.
National & Chapter News
University of Missouri-Kansas City Induction Banquet
2013 Student Essay Awards and Pharos Poetry Competition
2013 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowships
Student Research testimonials
University of Virginia Induction Banquet
What Difference Can a Student Make?
2013 Medical Student Service Leadership Project Award winners
The Social Determinants of Health
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