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National Selection Criteria

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.


Wake Forest Selection Criteria

The 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.

Each 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.

Residents, 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 AΩA members.

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