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Release: May 8, 2002

Medical student inducted into medical honor society

(Name of student), a University of Iowa medical student from (hometown), has been inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), a national medical honor society that recognizes excellence in medicine. (Student) was one of six students inducted during the AOA Spring Initiation Ceremony April 24 in Iowa City.

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 and excellence in medical science, practice and related fields, the society elects outstanding medical students, alumni and faculty members to its ranks. AOA's goals are also 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.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Students are listed below alphabetically by state and hometown.

IOWA

DUBUQUE: Lara Wittine
OSAGE: Josalyn Olsen
POSTVILLE: Kara Schultz
STORM LAKE: Sara Rohr

NEBRASKA

CERESCO: Karen Miller

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