The School of Medicine inducted six new students, two residents/fellows and two alumni into the Missouri Delta Chapter of the Alpha Omega Alph Medical Honor Society during a banquet on May 9 at Diastole.
The AOA is a medical honor society that recognizes both high educational achievement and gifted teaching, and encourages the development of leaders in academia and the community, while supporting the ideals of humanism and promoting service to others.
This year’s Junior AOA inductees include Neal Akhave, MS 5, Michael Collard, MS 5, Joseph Guidos, MS 5, and Anna Shah, MS 5. Senior inductees are Zain Mirza, MS 6, and Ashika Odhav, MS 6. Suchit Patel, M.D., and Jonathan Wagner, D.O., are the resident/fellow inductees, and Denise Davis, M.D., ’81, and Richard Isaacson, M.D., 01, are the alumni inductees.
More current Year 5 students will be selected this coming fall for induction into the AOA as senior members.
Judith Bowen, M.D., F.A.C.P., a professor in the division of general internal medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, presented the annual AOA Lecture at noon on May 10 in Theater A. She will speak on “Inter-Professionalism: The New Normal.”
Bowen attended medical school at Dartmouth, and completed an internal medicine residency at the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle Washington.
She was elected to AOA in 2006, has a large number of grants, 41 peer-reviewed publications, has developed many courses to help faculty improve their teaching, and has been a national and international speaker having presented hundreds of talks. She is noted for her knowledge in the areas of the patient centered medical home, and in clinical reasoning.