FAQ

How many applications do you expect each year?

  • There are approximately 250-300 applicants annually.

What is AOA?

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

How many people are interviewed each year?

  • We interview about 50 students, of which ~ 50% are AOA.

How do you get to Gainesville, FL?

  • Fly:

    • The nearest major airports are located in Jacksonville, Orlando or Tampa. Gainesville Regional Airport is located three miles northeast of the central business district of Gainesville, and offers flights to and from Miami, Atlanta and Charlotte. 
    • Jacksonville International Airport 2400 Yankee Clipper Drive Jacksonville, FL 32218  (904) 741-4902
    • Orlando International Airport 1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard Orlando, Florida 32827 (407) 825-2001
    • Tampa International Airport 4100 George J Bean Pkwy Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 870-8700
    • Gainesville Regional Airport (352) 373-0249
  • Ride

    • Catch a bus into Gainesville! 
    • Greyhound 101 Northeast 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL 32609-3640 (352) 376-5252 Website
    • Greyhound has regular service to Gainesville, running through Jacksonville, Ocala and Tallahassee. The new bus station is on SE 23rd street and SE 1st Ave, 23 blocks from the center of downtown.
  • Drive

    • From I-75
      1. SR-24 exit 384 to Gainesville/Archer
      2. East on Archer Road for approximately three miles.
      3. For Main Entrance – Left at SW 16 Street Traffic Light (valet/patient drop off)
      4. For East Visitor’s Parking Garage – Left at Newell Drive/Circle of Hope Traffic Light (parking garage immediately on Right)
    • From South or North 441 (13th Street)
      1. West on SR-24 (Archer Road)
      2. For East Visitor’s Parking Garage – Right at first traffic light, Newell Drive/Circle of Hope  (parking garage immediately on Right)
      3. For Main Entrance – Right at SW 16 Street Traffic Light (valet/patient drop off)
    • From 301 South
      1. Right onto FL-24 (Waldo Rd.)
      2. Right on FL-26 (East University Avenue)
      3. Left on SW 13 Street (HWY 441)
      4. Veer Right onto Archer Road
      5. For East Visitor’s Parking Garage – Right at first traffic light, Newell Drive/Circle of Hope  (parking garage immediately on Right)
      6. For Main Entrance – Right at SW 16 Street Traffic Light (valet/patient drop off)
    • From SR 26 (University Avenue/Newberry Road)
      1. South on SW 13 Street (HWY 441)
      2. Veer Right onto Archer Road
      3. For East Visitor’s Parking Garage – Right at first traffic light, Newell Drive/Circle of Hope  (parking garage immediately on Right)
      4. For Main Entrance – Right at SW 16 Street Traffic Light (valet/patient drop off)