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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. Alpha Omega Alpha is to medicine what Phi Beta Kappa is to letters and the humanities and Sigma Xi is to science. Our values include honesty, honorable conduct, morality, virtue, unselfishness, ethical ideals, dedication to serving others, and leadership. Members have a compelling drive to do well and to advance the medical profession and exemplify the highest standards of professionalism.
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. Distinguished professionals may also be elected to honorary membership
More than fifty Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, and in Chemistry, have been AΩA members. More than thirty of those were elected to AΩA prior to winning the Nobel Prize.
Nearly seventy-five percent of deans of U.S. medical schools are members of AΩA.
Each year, AΩA grants more than $575,000 to medical students and faculty for awards, projects, and prizes that recognize outstanding commitment and dedication to caring for others and providing high quality health care.
The AOA Delta Chapter at ETSU is actively involved in community service continuously. Please see below a list of all our community service activities along with descriptions of each.
Class of 2018 Junior Class Officers
Class of 2017 AOA Members
Dr. Mary Hooks
We were pleased to have Dr. Hooks as our guest for the 2017 visiting professorship. Dr. Hooks is a former ETSU faculty member and currently a surgical oncologist at Vanderbilt University.
Welcome to the Quillen AOA Delta chapter page! Our mission is to bring like minded students, residents, and physicians together to join forces and serve the community. The Delta chapter also strives to serve our fellow medical students through lunch and learns, the QCOM student manual, and guest speakers at our visiting professorship.
Throughout the year we intend to have several community service projects such as our annual coat drive. Stay tuned and we'll send out updates with how you can be involved.
We welcome your feedback. If you have an idea for a service opportunity or other that AOA can serve, please let us know!
-Class of 2018 Officers
What is AOA?
Taken from the national AOA
As part of our 2017-2018 initiative, we are striving to uphold the AOA mission statement of "honoring gifted teaching."
We request students to nominate both clinical and basic science faculty that has gone above and beyond what is expected by an educator.
If one of your professors or attendings has impacted you in a significant way, please fill out the form and let us know why.
Each month we will engage in a social media campaign and share a brief faculty bio to promote the excellence in teaching that we enjoy at Quillen.