Honors & Awards
Calculating & Recognizing Academic Performance
For more information on how academic performance is calculated, please visit the OSA Handbook.
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has two honor society chapters; Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society. For more information about the honor societies please visit the Honor Societies section of the OSA Handbook.
Alpha Omega Alpha
Alpha Omega Alpha, founded in 1902, is the national medical honor society. The University of Maryland Chapter holds elections for “junior AΩA” in February of the third year and “senior AΩA” in August of the fourth year. Approximately half of the students in a given class will be nominated in their third year. Nominations are made by current AΩA students with input from AΩA faculty, fellows, and residents. Students under consideration will be notified by the Office of Student Affairs and asked to submit a curriculum vitae and complete a brief form outlining achievements consistent with the goals of the society. For further information, visit Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Gold Humanism Honor Society
The Humanism Honor Society at the University of Maryland was established in October of 2002 by Dean Donald Wilson to provide a means of recognizing medical students, house officers and faculty members demonstrating meritorious humanistic qualities. In 2007, the Society became a chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society through a grant from The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. For more information about the Gold Humanism Honor Society, visit Gold Humanism Honor Society.