Newly inducted members of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

MARQUETTE — Three medical students from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Upper Peninsula campus were recently inducted into the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

They include Laura Wieshan, Morgan Block and Spencer Jessop.

This honor is given to students who excel academically, demonstrate professionalism, exhibit leadership qualities, and show a commitment to research and community service.

“Membership into this society offers a distinction that many aspire to,” said Student Programs Administrator for Upper Peninsula Clinical Campus, Susan Tincknell. “It’s an honor and a privilege that can have positive impacts for our medical students.”

Laura Weishan, fourth-year medical student, grew up in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. She earned a bachelor of science in Biology from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri prior to medical school. She will become a Spartan MD in May.

Morgan Block and Spencer Jessop, both third-year medical students, will gain their Spartan MD status in May 2025. Morgan was born and raised in Petoskey, Michigan.

She attended Grand Valley State in downstate Allendale, earning a bachelor of science in biomedical sciences.

Spencer was born and raised in Pinesdale, Montana, earning a bachelor of science in health and human performance from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

Alpha Omega Alpha promotes professionalism, scholarship, leadership, and service to others. Eligibility for induction includes medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians throughout their career.

Eligible medical students are nominated in their third or fourth years of medical school.

For more information about the Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, U.P. campus, visit https://www.uphealthsystem.com/marquette/msu-college-of-human-medicine-up-campus or visit us on Facebook @MSUCHMUPR.

The MSU College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Education Corporation works in conjunction with U.P. Health System-Marquette to coordinate the training of family medicine and psychiatry residents and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine U.P. Campus medical students.

Since its inception in 1974, 340 medical students, 2 psychiatry resident physicians, and 228 family medicine physicians have graduated from these programs.


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