Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Society

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Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) is the nation's only honor medical society. It dates back over 100 years, and recognizes excellence, professionalism, service and leadership in the profession. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine's Chapter is active and was chartered in 1985 with over 250 members.

A Message from Lisa Calvo, M.D. and Kathryn Eckert, M.D.

Co-Councilors AOA Nevada

We are entering into graduation season for the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Class of 2019! This is an exciting time both for our graduating seniors as well as for the School of Medicine, as the graduation ceremony will cap off our year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the school's founding in 1969. Of the nearly 3,500 physicians who have graduated from UNR Med, over 250 have been elected as members into our local AOA chapter. From this year's graduating class, we will be adding another 11 outstanding and inspiring members to that number. We welcome you to our annual Alpha Omega Alpha Luncheon on Thursday, May 16th from 11:30-1:30 for a chance to meet our newest members, as well as network with fellow AOA members. Details are below. For the full list of events celebrating UNR Med's 50th anniversary, click here https://med.unr.edu/50.

Chapter News

Meet the newest Members of the AOA Nevada!

Class of 2019
Philip Breslow Anna Hollen Emily Martinelli Nicholas Vargas
Nicole Duster Aradhana Mehta Greggory Gahn Yuna Kim
Timothy Grunert Carina Chang Jake Enos  
Class of 2020
Alexandra Arguello Erika Mauban Sehoon "Peter" Park
AOA Annual Student Project

Each year, the Nevada Chapter of AOA provides a grant of up to $1000 to aid medical student-based endeavors that aim to increase outreach through research and community-based projects.

2018-2019 Student Project

Lead by members of the Class of 2020 including Erika Mauban (Junior AOA), Nicholas Wesely, Reba Suri, Morgan Clancy, Ryan Allen and Dylan Turner, this year's project that was granted the AOA Award focuses on health outreach at Northern Nevada HOPES Clinic, one of UNR Med's local community health partners. The students hold health and hygiene clinics where they educate community members and distribute self-care items such as toothbrushes, socks, deodorants and many other items to at-risk members of the community.  The goal is to promote better health though better hygiene.  Additionally, they are provided information on UNR Med's Student Outreach Clinic to offer access to healthcare resources.  At their last clinic in March 2019, the students were able to impact 80 of our community's underserved.  From this project, a student interest group at the medical school has formed, which is dedicated to the long-term sustainability of this project.   

AOA Visiting Professor

On November 30, 2018 the Nevada AOA Chapter hosted visiting professor Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH, a physician-writer with an interest and expertise in physician burnout, patient safety and quality improvement. She spent the day with her hosts, the Class of 2019 Junior AOA members Phillip Breslow, Nicole Duster and Timothy Grunert. Her schedule included joining Dr. Calvo on inpatient rounds, leading noon conference for the internal medicine residents and giving a Grand Rounds on "Safeguarding Your Clinical Career: Thriving in the Age of Burnout". Her visit impacted learners and practitioners at various levels, and was universally well received.

Local Chapter Dues

Thank you for paying your Nevada Chapter of AOA dues and continuing to support our activities such as the AOA Project, our Visiting Professorships and the annual AOA luncheon. If you haven't already paid your $35 annual dues, you can do so easily by clicking the link above.

Fall Elections

We will be holding our elections for the UNR Med Class of 2020 this fall.  We will be in contact with the membership when the date is finalized for that meeting.

How are Members Chosen?

Chapter Leadership