Each year, the Delta Virginia Chapter of AΩA inducts junior members, senior members, residents, and faculty.
Junior members are chosen in the winter of their third year. The chapter receives student nominations from the Dean’s Office based on academic standing. The nominees are then contacted to fill out an application. Current AΩA student leadership and faculty ultimately select two students for induction. These two students will serve as AΩA leadership the following year.
Senior members are chosen in the summer between their third and fourth year. The selection process is identical to junior membership selection. Four senior members are inducted annually.
Students chosen for election are picked not only for their high academic standing, but also for leadership among their peers, professionalism and a firm sense of ethics, promise of future success in medicine, and a commitment to service in the school and community.
The chapter solicits resident physician and faculty member nominations annually from Carilion Clinic Department leadership. From the pool of nominees, up to two resident physicians and two attending physicians are selected for induction by student and faculty AΩA leadership annually.