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Awards & Fellowships

Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards

These awards are based on a national competition conducted annually through the offices of the deans of U.S. and Canadian medical schools, and are designed to recognized distinction in medical student teaching.

AΩA Medical Student Service Project Award

The AΩA Medical Student Service Project Award is a new award introduced in 2000, and available at any time during the year by application to the AΩA national office.

The Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award

This award is presented annually to a community physician who contributes effectively to the education and training of clinical students.

Student Essay Awards

The purpose of this award is to encourage medical students to address general topics in medicine and to enable Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society to recognize excellent and thoughtful student presentations in a tangible way.

Student Research Fellowships

In 1982, the board of directors of Alpha Omega Alpha established five Student Research Fellowship Awards in order to encourage and support student research. Since then the awards have grown in number and dollar amount, and the board now allocates up to $140,000 annually for this project. Up to 50 fellowships may be awarded annually to students in their first, second, or third year (fourth years students not eligible).

Editorís Prize

For the fourth year, Alpha Omega Alpha is pleased to offer up to three prizes of $1,000 each to the author(s) of original nonfiction manuscripts published in The Pharos. Authors need not be members of AΩA (formerly required), but must be 45 years old or younger as of December of the calender year in which the paper is submitted.