"Be worthy to serve the suffering."

-William W. Root, MD - Founder, 1902

Our Mission

AΩA is dedicated to the belief that in the profession of medicine we will improve care for all by:

About AΩA

Alpha Omega Alpha, founded in 1902, is the national medical honor society. Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an honor signifying a lasting commitment to professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research, and community service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing.
James T Williams with granddaughter Danielle Hogarth
Membership in AΩA may be attained as a medical student, resident, fellow, faculty member, alumni, clinician, or distinguished leader in medicine. Each school may elect up to 20% of the graduating class of students, up to 25 residents/fellows, up to 10 faculty, and three to five alumni, who, based on merit, demonstrate the characteristics of excellent physicians in alignment with AΩA's mission and values.

Latest News

Alpha Omega Alpha Announces 2022 Fellows in Leadership

Leadership in medicine, medical education, and health care is more complex in the 21st century than ever before. The medical profession and the country are in need of leadership that is inspiring, insightful, engaging, and humble—leadership that both understands and represents the needs of patients, physicians, medical educators, and trainees. With that in mind, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) is pleased to announce its 2022 Fellows in Leadership:

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