"Be worthy to Serve the Suffering" Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

University of Minnesota Medical School

Alpha Minnesota


The University of Minnesota Alpha Chapter was founded in 1908.

Notable AΩA members:

S. Marx White

  • One of the original 10 members of the inaugural AΩA class
  • Appointed Chief of the Department of Medicine (1920)
  • Served as Chief of Medicine at the No. 26 Base Hospital during WWI

C.Walton Lillehei

  • Elected to AΩA class of 1941
  • Was a pioneer of open-heart surgery at the University of Minnesota
  • Personally trained residents from 39 different countries

James H. House

  • Elected to AΩA class of 1962
  • Received B.S., M.D., M.S. degrees and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Minnesota
  • Served as AOA UMN Alpha Chapter Counselor for over 20 years.