"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

The Pharos, Spring 2022

The Spring issue of The Pharos is now available. Read about health care in the U.S., new book and movie reviews, and the 2021 AΩA Honor Roll of Donors.

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AΩA & AAMC announce the 2021 Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teachers

The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards were established by the AΩA honor medical society in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges in 1988 to recognize medical school educators who have distinguished themselves in medical student education. The 2021 Distinguished Teachers are:

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