USF Morsani Students, Alumni, Faculty, Residents Named to AOA Honor Medical Society
Tampa, March 25, 2015: Nine USF Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) Class of 2016 medical students have earned the prestigious honor of being elected as juniors to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor medical society in the 2015 Spring election cycle. Twice a year, the AOA Gamma Florida Chapter at USF MCOM elects new members, chosen from the top quartile of the class, based on criteria of academic performance, leadership, service, and professionalism. A total of one-sixth of the class may be chosen. The society’s motto is “Be worthy to serve the suffering.”
Membership in AOA is considered to be one of the highest academic honors a student can receive and is a distinction that accompanies a physician throughout his or her career.
Congratulations to the following nine USF MCOM Class of 2016 students who will be formally inducted at the AOA Gamma Florida Chapter annual spring banquet:
In addition, the following alumni/ae, faculty, and residents were selected to AOA Gamma Florida Chapter in recognition of their achievements and contributions to the USF Morsani College of Medicine in the traditions of Alpha Omega Alpha:
Founded in 1902, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society is the only national honor society for medicine in the United States and has 123 chapters in medical schools throughout the United States. AOA exists to promote scholarship and research in medical schools, encourage a high standard of character and conduct among medical students and graduates, and recognize high attainment in medical science, practice, and related fields. The AOA Gamma Florida Chapter at Morsani College of Medicine was established in 1976.
USF MCOM: University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
LVHN: Lehigh Valley Health Network
For immediate release: Friday, February 19, 2015 21more