Alumni

Alpha Omega Alpha


The Missouri Delta chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society, is seeking School of Medicine alumni members interested in being considered for membership. To be eligible, UMKC alumni must have graduated from medical school a minimum of 10 years ago. Criteria considered in the selection process include scholastic excellence, integrity, leadership, compassion and fairness.

Alumni who wish to be considered are asked to send a current copy of their CV as well as one letter of recommendation. Please include a current email address. If you are already a member, or if you prefer to nominate someone you feel would be a good candidate, please submit that individual’s name and email address, along with a letter of recommendation.

Please use email to submit as much material as possible. Materials may be sent to:

John Foxworth, Pharm.D.
UMKC School of Medicine
M4-133
2144 Holmes
Kansas City, MO, 64108-2792
foxworthj@umkc.edu

The information will be considered by a nominating committee of AOA faculty members and student officers. The committee will select no more than four names from the submissions. These names will be considered at the spring selection meeting. From the names presented, up to two members may be elected to AOA membership as alumni members.

Jeffrey Shilt, M.D., ’91, and Mary Anne Jackson, M.D., ’78, were elected to AOA membership in 2016.

Dr. Shilt is a pediatric orthopedic. He has written 37 publications, and 7 book chapters. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas. He was elected as an alumni member of AOS in 2016.

Dr. Jackson is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She has authored more than 150 publications, 32 book chapters, and has been involved in many research projects.

For additional information about the nomination process, contact John Foxworth, professor of medicine and bioinformatics, associate dean of faculty development and councilor of the Missouri Delta chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, at 816-235-1925 or foxworthj@umkc.edu.

The School of Medicine’s faculty AOA officers are Foxworth and David Wooldridge, M.D., associate professor of medicine.