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Alpha Omega Alpha Induction 2017

April 19, 2017

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Order of events for the evening. Annual dinner and induction of new members of Alpha Omega Alpha.

Founded in 1902, Alpha Omega Alpha is the national medical honor society. This prestigious group recognizes excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals and professionalism in the medical profession. Up to 16 percent of a medical school’s class may be elected to the society. For the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, this means six of our students may be members each year – two from the third-years and four from the fourth-year students.

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Guests gather at the Valhalla Vineyards before dinner and induction of the newest members of Alpha Omega Alpha.

At its annual dinner recently, the group inducted six new members. Junior members inducted were: Caroline Reist and Scott Fligor. Senior members are Michael Gallagher, Hillary McClintic, Christopher McLaughlin, and Francis Bustos.

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The 2017 Alpha Omega Alpha Induction Ceremony began with a reception at Valhalla Vineyards. Pictured above are the newest junior members Carolyn Reist (left) and Scott Fligar (right).
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Nate Johnson, who served as president of Alpha Omega Alpha this year, is ready for the induction ceremony to begin.
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Beth and Matt Yanoff, Hillary McClintic, and Sean O'Boyle enjoy a pre-dinner reception at the 2017 induction ceremony for Alpha Omega Alpha.
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Alpha Omega Alpha Vice President Matt Yanoff enjoys a reception before induction of the society's newest members.

Two faculty members and two residents were also inducted this year. The newly inducted faculty members were Damon Kuehl, M.D. and Jonathan Carmouche, M.D. The two residents were Edward Orshansky, M.D. and Harry Lee Warren, M.D.

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Tarin Schmidt-Dalton, M.D., assistant dean for clinical science years 1 and 2, talks with Alpha Omega Alpha member Matt Yanoff before the festivities get underway.
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Fourth-year student Sean O'Boyle enjoys a pre-dinner reception at the 2017 Alpha Omega Alpha induction.
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Melanie Prusakowski, M.D., enjoys the pre-dinner reception at the 2017 Alpha Omega Alpha induction.
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Vice Dean Dan Harrington and his wife, Gil, enjoy the scenic beauty of Valhalla Vineyards before dinner and induction of the newest members of Alpha Omega Alpha.

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