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Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

AΩA

Recognizing professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research and community service

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) is a national medical honor society founded in 1902 which promotes professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research and community service.

For more information about AOA, visit the national website.

Mission statement

Alpha Omega Alpha — dedicated to the belief that in the profession of medicine we will improve care for all by:

  • Recognizing high educational achievement
  • Honoring gifted teaching
  • Encouraging the development of leaders in academia and the community
  • Supporting the ideals of humanism
  • Promoting service to others 

Current projects

  • Away rotation database – Curating feedback from MD4 students' past rotations to help MD3 students choose away rotations
  • Away rotation guidebook – Creating a guidebook for MD3 students to navigate the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) and the away rotation scheduling process
  • Chapter oath – Create AOA chapter oath for annual chapter induction
  • OSCE case development – Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) case development with faculty guidance
  • Step 2 CS-OSCE guide – Providing M3 students tips on how to tailor studying
  • Fellowships and awards – Encourage participation in AOA fellowships and awards

Fellowships and award opportunities and deadlines (2018-2019)

  • Administrative Recognition Award
    • Recipient: Administrative support staff member
    • Deadline for nomination: Anytime in the academic year (exception of July)
  • Carolyn L Kuckein Student Research Fellowship
    • Recipient: Medical student
    • Deadline for submission: Jan. 31
  • Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award
    • Recipient: Program or institution
    • Deadline for submission: Nov 1
  • Fellow in Leadership
    • Recipient: Mid-career physician
    • Deadline for submission: March 1
  • Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Award
    • Recipient: Medical student
    • Deadline for submission: Jan. 15
  • Medical Student Service Leadership Project Grant
    • Recipient: Team of medical students
    • Deadline for submission: Feb. 15
  • Robert H. Moser Essay Award
    • Recipient: All physicians
    • Deadline for Submission: Nov. 1
  • Pharos Poetry Award
    • Recipient: Medical students
    • Deadline for submission: Jan. 4
  • Postgraduate Fellowship
    • Recipient: Medical residents or fellows
    • Deadlines for submission: May 31
  • Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
    • Recipient: Faculty member
    • Deadline for nomination: April 5
  • Volunteer Clinical Faculty
    • Recipient: Community physicians
    • Deadline for nomination: Anytime

Find more information on each program.

2019 inductees

  • Elizabeth Boyle
  • Zaira Chaudhry
  • Benjamin Dixson
  • Christopher Edwards
  • Nicole Klein
  • Katherine Larrabee
  • Nicole Marianelli
  • Corinne McCabe
  • Connor McDonald
  • William McLaughlin
  • John Orr
  • Eduardo Ortiz
  • Jena Patel
  • Tina Roy
  • Nicholas Tsitsilianos
  • Brian Velasco
  • Shane Warnock

Click here to view our members from 2014-2018.

Chapter Councilor

Margrit M. Shoemaker, MD

Adit Singhal, MD Class of 2020, is awarded the Carolyn L. Kuckein Research Fellowship by AOA Chapter Councilor, Dr. Margrit Shoemaker.
Adit Singhal, MD Class of 2020, is awarded the Carolyn L. Kuckein Research Fellowship by AOA Chapter Councilor, Dr. Margrit Shoemaker. (2018)
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