Founded in 1902 by William Root, a medical student at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago (now the University of Illinois), Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) preserves the high ideals of medicine through a commitment to achievement, leadership, professionalism, teaching, service, and scholarship. The organization's mission statement: Alpha Omega Alpha — dedicated to the belief that in the profession of medicine we will improve care for all by:

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  • Founded in 1902 by William Root, a medical student at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago (now the University of Illinois), Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) preserves the high ideals of medicine through a commitment to achievement, leadership, professionalism, teaching, service, and scholarship. Alpha Omega Alpha currently has active chapters in 130 LCME accredited medical schools in the United States and Lebanon. It annually elects over 3,500 new members based on an election process that evaluates academics, professionalism, leadership, research, and service. The majority of new members are elected in their final year of medical school, but distinguished teachers, faculty members, and alumni can also be inducted into the society. All elections are held at local chapters. No elections are held nationally. Though initially modeled after, and often compared to Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha looks at more than academic standing. In many cases, a valedictorian has not been selected for membership due to his/her inability to meet the other necessary criteria. Membership into AΩA can be a lifetime honor, if the member chooses to remain active, and AΩA members are expected to conduct themselves with honesty, leadership, morality, virtue, altruism, ethics, and dedication to serving others. The organization's mission statement: 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. (en)
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  • Founded in 1902 by William Root, a medical student at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago (now the University of Illinois), Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (AΩA) preserves the high ideals of medicine through a commitment to achievement, leadership, professionalism, teaching, service, and scholarship. The organization's mission statement: Alpha Omega Alpha — dedicated to the belief that in the profession of medicine we will improve care for all by: (en)
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