Annual ΑΩΑ Induction Ceremony
The Annual Ceremony officiates membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Society (AOA) and brings together AOA physicians from the region and beyond. AΩA the only academic medical honor society in the United States, welcomes, recognizes, and encourages high scholarship and moral standards and urges students and physicians to be “worthy to serve the suffering.”
The Annual Induction Ceremony will be held in May 2016.
All EVMS-affiliated members of Alpha Omega ALpha, including faculty, alumni, house officers, and students are cordially invited to attend with their guests. Electronic invitations will be sent out in March 2016.
AΩA was founded by medical students, and to this day, it remains a student organization. New members are usually elected as medical students, but the society’s constitution does permit the election of a limited number of residents, faculty, and alumni. All new members are elected by student members of AΩA, not by the faculty or administration. Faculty advisors to AΩA (the Secretary-Treasurer and the Councilor) supervise and assist the process, but are not active participants.
Election to AOA is an honor conferred by fellow students. Academic excellence is the primary criterion for election to AOA, but the selection process has been designed to include consideration and recognition of other personal characteristics and achievements.