Twice a year the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society elects a small number of new members. The criteria include scholastic achievement, leadership capabilities, ethical standards, fairness in dealing with colleagues, demonstrated professionalism, achievement and/or potential for achievement in medicine, and a record of service to the school and community at large. Membership in AOA is a distinction that accompanies a physician throughout his or her career.
In the fall the society elects a small number of faculty and alumni. The competition is especially stiff for faculty as only three are elected each year, a senior (tenured), associate/assistant faculty and an alumnus.
Edward G. Buckley, MD, AOA Councilor and chair of the Department of Ophthalmology recently announced the members of the Duke community who were elected to the Duke University School of Medicine chapter of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society for the fall 2016.
Ann Reed, MD
William Cleland Professor of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician in Chief, Duke Children’s
Raymond Barfield, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology-Oncology
Scott Palmer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Vice Chair for Research
Medical students who were elected to AOA this fall include:
Congratulations to all on this well-deserved recognition!