About Alpha Omega Alpha
Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) is a national medical honor society established in 1902. The mission of AΩA is as follows:
Alpha Omega Alpha — dedicated to the belief that in the profession of medicine we will improve care for all by:
- recognizing high educational achievement;
- honoring gifted teaching;
- encouraging the development of leaders in academia and the community;
- supporting the ideals of humanism; and
- promoting service to others.
Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an honor signifying a lasting commitment to professionalism, leadership, scholarship, research, and community service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician’s dedication to the profession and art of healing.
There are 132 chapters of Alpha Omega Alpha across the country. At the University of Florida, senior medical students are selected for induction by a committee of faculty and resident members following the conclusion of their third year of medical school. Additionally, multiple residents, faculty, and alumni are selected for induction each year.
More information about Alpha Omega Alpha can be found at the national organization website.