Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

2011 Student Service Projects

Begun in 1993 as the Chapter of the Year award, this program was intended to recognize outstanding contributions made by an AΩA chapter. In 1997, the program became the AΩA Chapter Development Award, aimed at encouraging ongoing original and creative programs being carried out by AΩA chapters. In 2003, the program again changed to the AΩA Medical Student Service Project Award, available to any student or group or students at a school with an active AΩA chapter.

Funds of up to $2000 per year, renewable for a second year at $1000 and a third year at $500, are available to students to aid in the establishment or expansion of a medical student service project benefiting a school or its local community. One application per year per school is allowed, selected by the school's AΩA councilor and dean from the proposals submitted. Medical Student Service Projects funded by AΩA during the 2010/2011 school year were:

ALABAMA
University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Health and Screening Fair (Katrina)

CALIFORNIA
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
LGBT Psych-Ed Support at Sacramento Mental Health Clinic

INDIANA
Indiana University School of Medicine
Taking Root in the Community: Beginning of a Lifelong Journey of Serving Others

MARYLAND
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Wolfe Street Roots & Shoots (multiple projects)

MASSACHUSETTS
Tufts University School of Medicine
Educating local hair stylists on recognizing suspicious skin lesions as possibly cancer of the head or neck

MINNESOTA
Mayo Medical School
Winter Warmth Festival

NEW JERSEY
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey—New Jersey Medical School
Healthy Awareness: Promoting disease prevention in Newark, New Jersey

NEW MEXICO
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Spring Giving Tree

NEW YORK
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Columbia University Stay Shady! Program

New York University School of Medicine
Improving Attitudes and Behaviors Among Patients of Low Health Literacy Through a Novel Health Education Literacy Program

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
SNACKS (Serving Nutritious and Appetizing Cuisine to the Kin of the Sick)

NORTH CAROLINA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
UNC Craniofacial Center—Spanish Resources (second year)

OHIO
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
AΩA Research Experience—Connecting Local Cleveland High Schools to Local Researchers

Ohio State University College of Medicine
The Buckeye Blanket Bash

Wright State University Boonschoft School of Medicine
Community Collaborative Spring Food Drive (second year)

PENNSYLVANIA
Drexel University College of Medicine
Accessibility Adventure Day (second year)

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
Refugee Health Partners (second year)

SOUTH CAROLINA
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
SNMA—Secondary School Health Science Collaborative

TEXAS
The University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio
BEST (Breastfeeding Education and Support for Teenage Mothers (second year)

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Southwestern Medical School
Syringe Disinfection Volunteer Program

VERMONT
University of Vermont College of Medicine
SAT Preparatory Course for HS Students from Refugee or Underprivileged Families in Winooski, Vermont

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia University School of Medicine
CHASM (Charleston Homeless and Street Medicine)


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