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Release: Nov. 8, 2001
UI medical students named to national medical honor society
IOWA CITY, Iowa Some 19 University of Iowa medical students were inducted
into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society at an Oct.
18 ceremony at the UI College of Medicine.
The inductees are Amy Bargen, Kjell Benson, Mimi Chao, Matthew Dewall, John
Dohrman, Patrick Hageman, Brenton Harris, Brent Hayek, Matthew Herold, Jeffrey
Hilton, Rachel Maassen, James Magera, Tracy Reittinger, Michael Snyder, Quin
Throckmorton, Michelle Verweyst, Shana Vifian, Patrick Weis and Julie Wilkerson.
Founded in 1902, AOA promotes scholarship and research in medical schools
and encourages a high standard of character and conduct among medical students
and medical school graduates. In recognition of high attainment in medical
science, practice and related fields, the society elects outstanding medical
students, alumni and faculty members to its ranks. AOA's goals are reflected
in its motto, "Worthy to serve the suffering."
AOA has 105 chapters at medical schools throughout the United States and
Canada. The UI chapter, Alpha of Iowa, was established in 1920.
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