Alpha Omega Alpha, founded in 1902, is the national medical honor society. Election to the society is a high honor signifying a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service.
A lifelong honor, membership in Alpha Omega Alpha confers recognition for
a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing.
Alpha Omega Alpha is to medicine what Phi Beta Kappa is to letters and the humanities, and Sigma Xi is to science. The society's 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.
Nationwide, about 3,000 students, alumni, house staff, and faculty are elected each year. Since its founding, more than 150,000 members have been elected to the society.
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