Let the celebration begin! Third-year EnMed student Zachary Richards was elected a junior member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society.
What does it mean to be elected as a junior Alpha Omega Alpha member?
Eligible students are elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society after evaluation of their CVs for participation in extracurricular activities, research endeavors and commitment to their community. A select number of students are elected to Alpha Omega Alpha as junior students at the completion of their third year based on superlative achievement for these metrics.
“Zac is one of EnMed’s stellar students with great hope and promise,” says Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., CEO and inaugural dean of the School of Engineering Medicine. “This recognition is deserving and signifies Zac’s commitment to professionalism and leadership while becoming a change agent for the betterment of science and humanity.”
A lifelong honor, election to Alpha Omega Alpha confers recognition for a physician’s dedication to the profession and art of healing.
“It’s a great honor to be among those elected to Alpha Omega Alpha,” says Richards. “This was only possible with the support of my amazing classmates, instructors and mentors. I look forward to being part of this long-respected organization that celebrates and fosters excellence in medicine.”
A native of Cedar Park, Texas, Richards is a graduate of Texas A&M, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering. He plans to pursue a career in ophthalmology.