Four medical students at the UA College of Community Health Sciences were selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
The students, all in their fourth year of medical school, are Reaves Crabtree, Maria Gulas, Julia (Massey) Steigler and Chelsea Turgeon.
Alpha Omega Alpha is a professional medical organization that recognizes excellence in scholarship as well as an outstanding commitment and dedication to caring for others. The top 25 percent of a medical school class is eligible for nomination to the honor society, and up to 16 percent may be selected.
About 3,000 students, alumni and faculty are elected to Alpha Omega Alpha each year. The society has 120 chapters in medical schools throughout the United States and has elected more than 150,000 members since its founding in 1902.
In its role as a regional campus of the University of Alabama School of Medicine, the College provides clinical education to a subset of third- and fourth-year medical students. The students complete the first two years of basic science courses at the School of Medicine’s main campus in Birmingham, and then complete clinical rotations on the Tuscaloosa Regional Campus in the departments of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry and Surgery.
“Congratulations Reaves, Maria, Julia and Chelsea on your accomplishments and for this recognition,” says Brook Hubner, director of Medical Student Affairs at the College.