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Alpha Omega Alpha



Students and faculty attended the Annual Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Banquet in May 2017 at the University Club. Left to right: Thomas Wong (Incoming AOA Vice President); Ruth Wang (Incoming AOA President); Mel Anderson, MD (Keynote Speaker), James Beck, MD (AOA Councilor), Nikki Look (AOA Vice President), Alyssa Self (AOA President), Richard Byyny, MD (Executive Director of AOA).


Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the National Honor Medical Society, was organized in 1902 by students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Chicago for medical students who have excelled academically and have shown promise of beco
ming leaders in the profession.

By the AOA constitution, the top 25 percent of each class is eligible for consideration, but only about two-thirds of these students, or one-sixth of the class, may be elected to membership. Scholastic achievement must be balanced by other personal qualities such as leadership, fairness, compassion, integrity and service.

Junior AOA is selected in the spring of the students' junior year. Honors points from the first and second year of medical school are considered. Senior AO

A is selected in August/September of senior year, and honors points from the first, second and third year of medical school are considered. To be considered for AOA, students must sign a release before junior selection and submit a CV. 

The 2018 elected members include:

  • Cody Brevik
  • Kimberly Cabral 
  • Erik Christensen
  • Gaylan Dascanio
  • Erica Emmons
  • Caitlin Felder-Heim
  • Robert Flick
  • Greg Fliney 
  • Kelsey Fowlkes
  • Jamie Gilroy
  • Mary Hill
  • Justin Holmes
  • Cecelia Johnson-Sasso
  • Nazanin Kuseh Kalani Yzad
  • Whinthrop Lockwood
  • Audrey Magnowski
  • Ethan Muhonen
  • Derek Nhan 
  • Kelly Robertson
  • Yonaton Siegel-Richman​
  • Blake Snyder
  • James Sze
  • Claudia Temmer​
  • Ruth Wang 
  • Thomas Wong