Congratulations to UNC's New AOA Members!

Fifteen UNC School of Medicine students were inducted into the prestigious medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA). Amelia Drake, MD, is the faculty adviser for the group.

The newest members are:

  • Mark Foster
  • Olivia Gage
  • Amit Gupta
  • Rachel Hines
  • Elizabeth Hoffman
  • Andrew Moon
  • Charles Pagels
  • Lindsey Phillips
  • William Rearick
  • Trevor Royce
  • Elizabeth Studstill
  • Nicholas True
  • Kathleen Turek
  • Brittany White
  • Carolyn Ziemer

If you see these students, please congratulate them on their well-deserved and impressive accomplishment!

AOA was founded in 1902. The society's mission is to be 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. Congratulations to these students!

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