In line with the AΩA national constitution, 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. These members may include residents, fellows, attendings, and
alumni/alumnae who have distinguished themselves as physician-scholars.
Forest Selection Criteria
Wake Forest chapter of AΩA seeks to
induct those individuals who uphold the national AΩA mission statement and have
further distinguished themselves in leadership among their peers, ethical
standing, scholarship, service in the school and community, and promise of
contribution to the medical field.
year there are two rounds of induction.
Those students meeting the national criteria will be eligible for
nomination at each and will submit their CV for review. Announcement of AΩA for those inducted during
their third year will be made in the spring and for those inducted during
their fourth year will be made in the fall of the same year. Totaling up to four students can be inducted during
their third year with the remainder of their AΩA class (up to one sixth of that
graduating class) to be inducted during their fourth year.
fellows, alumni, and faculty are nominated for membership by AΩA members at
election meetings according to similar criteria used for students. The selection committee consists of active