Several graduates of the MD/PhD Program at UMass Medical School have been inducted into the AOA Honor Medical Society. 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. 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. 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.
Alpha Omega Alpha, founded in 1902, is the national medical honor society. Its mission statement is:
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
• promoting service to others.
The following students from the program have been elected to this society:
Jennifer Clark, 2014
Kristin Gerson, 2014
Keith Patrick Romano, 2013
David Miller, 2010
John Harris, 2005