Medical Student Education
Alpha Omega Alpha
The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society is composed of fourth-year medical students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, research, professionalism, service to the school and community and clinical acumen. Distinguished faculty members are also eligible for election into AOA as Honorary Members. Students are elected from the top quartile of the class using the following criteria:
- Academic performance during the first three years of the medical curriculum as measured by third-year grades and USMLE Step I score
- Successful research activities as documented by formal presentations at national meetings or by publications or other scholarly work
- Leadership in school activities and in community service
- Professionalism and humanism
Twenty five percent of the graduating class is eligible for membership, and up to 1/6 of the entire graduating class is selected for AOA nomination. For a list of inductees from the class of 2013, click here. In addition to our 2013 student inductees, the UVM AOA Chapter will be inducting our faculty and housestaff nominees, and presented the Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award. Their names will also be included with the 2013 new student AOA members.
Selection takes place in the spring/summer preceding the fourth year and is announced by September first of each year.
The UVM College of Medicine AOA chapter councilor is Dr. Jeffrey Klein. He has created a presentation for first and second year students which is available at this link. You can also peruse copies of the AOA quarterly journal Pharos from past years at their web site. The University of Vermont is highlighted in a most recent issue. Read the issue here. As the UVM COM AOA councilor, Dr. Klein provides an annual update to the executive director. Read the report here.
For a list of all past honorees, please see this link.
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
“It is the duty of members to foster the scientific and philosophical features of the medical profession, to look beyond self to the welfare of the profession and of the public, to cultivate social mindedness, as well as individualistic attitude toward responsibilities, to show respect for colleagues, especially for elders and teachers, to foster research and in all ways to ennoble the profession of medicine and advance it in public opinion. It is equally a duty to avoid that which is unworthy, including the commercial spirit and all practices injurious to the welfare of patients, the public, or the profession."
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