Originally posted by Alexander99
Pardon my ignorance but what's AOA?
Originally posted by neutropeniaboy
AOA has three functions:
1) It separates you from other medical students on paper
2) It serves as something to demonstrate to program directors that you're better on paper
3) It's another framed piece of paper to put on your wall for patients to look at who really won't know what it means anyway.
In summary, its uses are limited.