2018 Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship

Deadlines - December 31, 2017 (local ), January 31, 2018 (national)

*Requires local and national applications*

Description

Every year, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) offers up to $5,000 fellowships to medical students in order to promote basic and clinical research in medical fields, social science, or health services.

Eligibility

First-, second-, and third-year medical students are eligible. MD/PhD holders are not eligible for this fellowship..


2018 Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award

Deadline - April 6, 2018

National application only

Description

Every year, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) offers this award to four faculty members at LCME-approved schools of medicine for their outstanding contributions to the education of medical students: two educators from basic science, preclinical departments, and two from clinical disciplines. Each recipient will receive a $10,000 award. In addition, each recipient's nominating institution will receive $2,500 for teaching activities. The recipients will be recognized at the annual Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Awards Dinner and their travel expenses related to attendance will be reimbursed by AΩA.

Eligibility

Each medical school in the United States and Canada may nominate one faculty member (Associate Professor or higher) each year, if the institution has not had a recipient of this award in the past three years. The nomination is made by the dean.


2018 Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Awards

Deadline - January 31, 2018

National application only

Description

Every year, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) offers this award to encourage scholarly writing on nontechnical medical topics. Up to $2000 will be awarded to winning essays, which can be published in The Pharos.

Eligibility

Authors must be enrolled at medical schools that have an active ΑΩΑ Chapter or association, but need not be members of ΑΩΑ; however, if they are AΩA they must be an active member. Only one entry may be submitted per student.


Edward D. Harris Professionalism Award

Deadline - October 1, 2018

National application only

Description

Every year, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) offers this award to recognize ongoing professionalism programs in medical schools or other institutions that represent best practices in the teaching and learning of medical professionalism. Up to three one-time awards of $10,000 will be awarded by the National AΩA.

Eligibility

Individuals or teams may apply, but all AΩA members included in the nomination packet must have active status in AΩA. Programs should include medical students, residents, faculty, and/or practicing physicians, show evidence of effectiveness and sustainability, and be exportable to other medical institutions.


Fellow in Leadership Award

Deadline - April 2, 2018

National application only

Description

Every year, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) offers the Fellow in Leadership Award to recognize and support the development of outstanding mid-career physician leaders. Recipients will receive a $25,000 award to be used for further development of their leadership skills through a specific year-long project.

Eligibility

Mid-career Physicians who are actuve members of AΩA. Nominations must be made by the senior executive of the physician’s organization. Only one nominee will be accepted from a Chapter, private/community hospital, or organization. Nominations must be submitted to the local AΩA Chapter Councilor or to a Chapter Association Chair if the applicant is affiliated with a medical school/medical center.


Medical Student Service Leadership Award

Deadline - January 1, 2018 (local), February 1, 2018 (national)

*Requires local and national applications*

Description

Every year, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) offers three-year funding for a student service leadership project. Each chapter may submit one proposal for a student service leardership project funded for three years at $5000 for the first year, $3000 for the second, and $1000 for the third.

Eligibility

A team of students applies for this award. Teams with AΩA members serving as team leaders will be given priority. Proposals with matching institutional or dean’s funds will be given priority.
All AΩA members in the submission packet must have active status.


Pharos Student Poetry Competition

Deadline - January 5, 2018

National application only

Description

Every year, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) offers this poetry competition to encourage more composition of poems realted to health and medicine. Up to $600 given as awards for winners. Poems can be published in The Pharos.

Eligibility

Medical Students who need not be members of ΑΩΑ. However, if applicants are members of AΩA, they must have active status. Only one entry per student.


Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award

Deadline - None

Local application only

Description

USU clinical faculty devote much time and effort to teaching students and residents, yet their devotion is rarely publicly recognized. This award is presented annually to one doctor in the USU AΩA chapter in recognition of his or her indispensable services. Recipients will receive a framed certificate from Alpha Omega Alpha, an engraved AΩA key ring, and their name will be added to a plaque that hangs in the Dean’s office.

Eligibility

Must be clinical USU faculty that does not serve full-time. Nominee need not be an AΩA member, but if they are they must have active status. Nominee cannot have received award previously. 


Moser Award

Deadline - September 1, 2018

National application only

Description

Every year, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) offers the Moser award: a writing contest for the best biographical essay of a Physician's career. The physician in question may be of any nationality and of any time period, including still living. The prize money is $4.500 for first place, but many essays will be also chosen for publication in AΩA's The Pharos. The contest was made to honor one of the geat leaders in American medicine, the late Robert H. Moser, MD (AΩA, Georgetown University, 1969).

Eligibility

Physicians only. AΩA membership not required.