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Samuel Jones, who spoke at the ceremony, and medical student Hafiz Patwa
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From left: Amelia Drake, Rose Eapen, Georgette Dent, Ashmita Chatterjee, Sharon Windsor
Dr. Jones presented, “Pearls for Success, Happiness, and Survival for Physicians and Patients.” He is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Assistant Director of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center. Ashmita Chatterjee and Steven Cook are the current co-presidents of the Gamma Chapter of AOA. Amelia Drake, MD, is the faculty councilor and Sharon Windsor is the staff advisor.
Spring 2011 Inductees:
Rose Eapen, MD
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Christopher Terry, MD
Department of Anesthesiology
Jack Kuritzky, MD
Department of Medicine
Anthony Charles, MD
Warren Newton, MD
Charles Cairns, MD
Alpha Omega Alpha, founded in 1902, is the national medical honor society. Its mission statement is:
Alpha Omega Alpha — 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
• promoting service to others.
Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an honor signifying a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism, and service. A lifelong honor, membership in the society confers recognition for a physician's dedication to the profession and art of healing.
Criteria for election to Alpha Omega Alpha are detailed in the Constitution. About 3,000 students, alumni, house staff, and faculty are elected each year. Since its founding in 1902, more than 150,000 members have been elected to the society. Alpha Omega Alpha supports many programs for medical students and physicians at our 120 chapters, and publishes a quarterly journal, The Pharos, which contains articles on nontechnical medical subjects, including history, ethics, national issues, personal essays, and poetry.