Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society

Virginia Gamma Chapter

Be Worthy to Serve the Suffering”

Alpha Omega Alpha is the national medical honor society and was founded

in 1902. Since then, there have been more than 150,000 members elected into

the society. More than fifty Nobel Prize winners in Physiology, Medicine,

and Chemistry have been AΩA members.  Election into Alpha Omega Alpha is

a lifelong honor signifying a commitment to scholarship, leadership,

professionalism, and service.  AΩA is 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.


The top 25 percent of a medical school class is eligible for nomination to the society, and up to 20 percent may be selected based on leadership, scholarly achievement, 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. Distinguished professionals may also be elected to honorary membership.


Both Junior and Senior members are elected after the completion of the M3 year prior to the Electronic Residency Application Service submission deadline.


From students within the top 25% of the medical school class, eligibility and criteria for selection are as follows:

  • EVMS Junior AΩA selection criteria: Students in the top six ranks in the class who also meet professionalism eligibility requirements. Junior AΩA members are automatically selected after the M3 year after all M3 grades and class rank have been finalized.

  • EVMS Senior AΩA selection criteria: Students in the top quartile of the class who are selected based upon academic achievement and leadership, honors and awards, research experience, extracurricular activities, and community outreach/service. Senior AΩA must also meet professionalism eligibility requirements.


  • All candidates must be in good professional standing as determined by Medical Education and Student Affairs.

  • All candidates must embody the founding principles of AΩA, including a commitment to scholarship, leadership, service, honor, and professionalism.

  • All application materials for Senior AΩA must be submitted by the published deadlines.

  • Upon invitation to apply, candidates for Senior AΩA are required to submit a survey that lists the relevant information from their curriculum vitae (i.e., the AΩA Standardized Application). This AΩA Standardized Application is used to promote fairness through uniformity of submissions and is scored by Student Affairs.

  • Final candidates are determined by scored rank. Scoring for final candidacy is weighted 2/3 for academic/class rank and 1/3 for the Standardized Application rank.

  • All decisions regarding the selection of new Junior and Senior AΩA members are final. Candidate scores and evaluations are anonymous and will not be released to the candidate. There will be no appeals or review of candidate evaluation and selection. 


An annual induction ceremony to recognize new membership takes place in May.


Faculty Advisor

Allison Knight, PhD

Assistant Vice Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Student Wellness

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Chapter President: Jennifer Wintringham

Chapter Vice President: Jason Toy


Class of 2022

Junior AΩA Members

  • Maxwell Grant

  • Perry Hammond

  • Lauren Keenan

  • Caroline Morgan

  • Aaron Snow

  • Jason Toy

  • Kevin Toy

  • Minh Tu Tran

  • Jennifer Wintringham

Senior AΩA Members

  • Dana Baraki

  • Emily Breeding

  • Sarah Brewington

  • Renjie Chen

  • Rebecca (Candler) Clawson 

  • Daniel Connelly

  • Catherine Eccleston

  • Theodore Hagens 

  • Jacob Hughes

  • Ciara Jenkins

  • Timothy Kearney

  • Broderick Koch

  • David Melton

  • Christopher Myers

  • Katherine Schaffer

  • Jennifer Smith

  • Christopher Stocki

  • Erica Talbot 

  • Matthew Van de Graaf 

  • Alexander Vo

Class of 2021

Junior AΩA Members

  • Emily Fredrikson

  • Emma Greever

  • Jeremy Kurnot

  • Stephen Petr

  • Alexander Schmitt

  • Haley Taylor

Senior AΩA Members

  • Andrew Abayan

  • Randall Bloch

  • Haley D'Souza

  • Jennifer Embry

  • Marie-Laure Flamer

  • Rebecca Johnson

  • Alexander McNally

  • Erin Madison

  • Daniel Mai

  • Catherine Major

  • Katie O'Connell

  • Soquel Rey

  • Joshua Schwartz

  • Catherine Smith

  • Molly Snyder

  • Ross Taylor

  • Jennifer Tich

  • Claire Turscak

  • Kei-Lwun Yee

  • Julie Yi


Class of 2020

Junior AΩA Members

  • Justin Aflatooni

  • Benjamin Campbell

  • James Coxe

  • Blair Dodson

  • Christian Klein

  • J. Bradley Mason

  • Jerrah Pickle

  • Kelly Rogers

  • Kimberly Seymour


Senior AΩA Members

  • Zachary Angel

  • Samantha Demoss 

  • Micah Duggins-Warf

  • Anna Fairfax

  • Britney Harper

  • Kathryn Johnson 

  • Tyler Keith 

  • Jacob Kosarchuk 

  • Kerri Kraft

  • Alex Lafever 

  • Sara Manning 

  • Cody McIllvain 

  • Paul Prillaman

  • Amna Rana 

  • Chirag Shah

Class of 2019

Junior AΩA Members

  • Daniel Berman

  • Zach Braig

  • Ryan Cousins

  • Michael Lee

  • Samuel Lee

  • Katrina Marcinkowski

  • Brian Phelps

  • Gordana Rasic

  • Jessica Sheehan

Senior AΩA Members

  • Ryan Canter

  • Meghan Carter

  • Evan DaBreo

  • William Day

  • Margot Gurganus

  • Stephen Hadford

  • Megan Howard

  • David Musher

  • Andrew Paisley

  • Rachel Seaman

  • Kathryn Sommese

  • Morgan Stonecypher

  • Lindsey Vignali

  • Nicholas Visos

Class of 2018

Junior AΩA Members

  • Michael Cammarata

  • Taylor Crist

  • James Etheridge

  • Ashley Hafer

  • Brock Hashim

  • Eric Lehrer

  • Sonia Sajja

  • Tyler Simpson

  • Niket Todi

Senior AΩA Members

  • Christopher Armstrong

  • John Atiyeh

  • Michael Binder

  • Craig Brawley

  • Danielle Cobb

  • Amber Collier

  • Rahim Dhanani

  • Tyrell Gardner

  • Glen Hookey

  • Michael Patrone

  • Emily Peterson

  • Broc Schindler

  • Lauren Wilson

  • Erin Wynings

  • Clinton Yeaman


Class of 2017

Junior AΩA Members

  • Ryan Barnes

  • Jessica Churchill

  • Joshua Hudson

  • Hayley James

  • Jessica Johnson

  • Daniel McBride

  • Peter Van Steyn

  • Charles Wang

  • Bree Ann Young

Senior AΩA Members                       

  • Umer Ansari

  • Carmel Bellacose

  • Hatcher Cox

  • Shannon Maj

  • Julie Myers

  • Neiman Paw

  • Amy Roach

  • Izumi Suzuki

  • Katelyn Tripod

  • Matthew Tripod

  • Elisa Troyer

  • Matthew Van Winkle

  • Andrew Wang

  • Scott Whitlock




News & Events

If you are a first, second, or third-year medical student interested in contacting an AΩA student for guidance, please feel free to contact any of the student members of the AΩA Chapter at EVMS.