Honor Societies and Cords
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. AOA values include honesty, honorable conduct, morality, virtue, unselfishness, ethical ideals, dedication to serving others, and leadership. The top 25 percent of a medical school class is eligible for nomination to the society. The honor cord is green, for medicine, with a mixed strand of white and gold, which represent humanities and science respectively.
Gold Humanism Honor Society honors medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers and other exemplars recognized for demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. The top 15 percent of a medical school class is eligible for nomination to the society. Students in the honor society wear a gold honor cord.
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health encourages research and scholarship among graduate students of public health and recognizes achievement in the field. Delta Omega elects new student, faculty, alumni and honorary members each year based on high academic standards and outstanding performance in scholarship, teaching, research and community service. Students inducted wear an honor stole which is salmon colored, the internationally recognized academic color for public health.
Pi Alpha Honor Society is the national honor society organized for the promotion and recognition of both physician assistant and students and graduates. Membership signifies the inductees’ significant academic achievement and honors them for leadership, research, community/professional service, and other related activities. The society also encourages a high standard of character and conduct among students and graduates. Students inducted wear a teal cord.