FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 24, 2015
Contact: Sheanna M. Spence, Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs & Community Relations, School of Medicine, 304-691-1639
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine inducted 10 students, three residents and two faculty members into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society April 16 at the Touma Medical Museum.
New inductees for the Class of 2015 are Amanda Adkins, Shane Cook, Andrew Martin, Casey Patick and Meaghan Tranovich. For the Class of 2016, inductees are Matthew Abadir, Hagger Ali, Kyle Burner, Jordan Hilgefort and Paul Viscuse.
Resident inductees for 2015 are Jesse Cottrell, M.D., Carolyn Curtis, M.D., and Joshua Hess, M.D. Anthony Alberico, M.D., professor and chairman in the department of neuroscience, and Justin Nolte, M.D., assistant professor in the department of neuroscience, are the faculty inductees for 2015.
“The induction ceremony this year truly reflected some of the best that our medical school has to offer. We are thrilled to welcome these amazing students, residents and faculty members into AOA,” said Sydnee A. McElroy, M.D., assistant professor with the department of family and community health at the SOM and AOA advisor. “Since its inception, our society's mission has been to honor physicians who strive in their professional and personal lives to be ‘worthy to serve the suffering’ and these inductees are just that.”
Student inductees are selected from among the top quartile of students in a given class based on academic performance, leadership, professionalism and a firm sense of ethics, as well as the promise of future success in medicine and a commitment to service in the school and community. Resident and faculty inductees are selected by a caucus of members of the society, including students.
Alpha Omega Alpha is the national medical honor society. The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha is
one of 123 chapters across the country. Since the organization’s founding in 1902, more than 150,000 members have been elected to the society nationwide.
Photo Caption: Newest members of the Alpha Omega Alpha chapter at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine during their induction ceremony, Thursday, April 16 at the Touma Medical Museum. Pictured left to right are: Jordan Hilgefort, Matthew Abadir, Haggar Ali, Jesse Cottrell, M.D., Kyle Burner, Josh Hess, M.D., Paul Viscuse, Anthony Alberico, M.D., Justin Nolte, M.D., and Carolyn Curtis, M.D.
Missing from the photo are: Amanda Adkins, Shane Cook, Andrew Martin, Casey Patick and Meaghan Tranovich.
Date Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015