Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

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About AΩA

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 the only medical honor society in the world.  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.

Our mission statement is as follows:

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.

Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an honor signifying a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing.

To fulfill this role, Alpha Omega Alpha inducts outstanding medical students and professionals to its ranks.  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.

More than fifty Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, and in Chemistry, have been AΩA members.  More than thirty 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.

 

About Our Chapter

The Wake Forest Beta Chapter of North Carolina was founded in 1949.  Each year we host a variety of events including, but not limited to, AΩA day, Service day, and Initiation day.  We are supported by the tireless guidance and support of our in-coming Chapter Councilor, Dr. Michael S. Cartwright, and out-going Chapter Councilor, Dr. K. Patrick Ober.

 

 

 

 

Quick Reference

Phone: 336-716-4271
Fax: 336-716-5807

E-mail:
stuserv@wakehealth.edu

Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location:

Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education, 2nd Floor

475 Vine St.  Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Mailing Address:

Office of Student Affairs
Wake Forest Baptist Health
PO Box 573184
Winston Salem, NC 27157



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