As a student you also may have the opportunity to participate in a pre-health society, interacting with students and colleagues with similar interests and goals. Below is a list of societies and a brief description of each.
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), a national pre-medicine honor society, recognizes students for academic excellence and service to the community. Students who have achieved an overall GPA of 3.2 are eligible to apply for membership to AED after three semesters of introductory science courses. The purpose of AED shall be to encourage excellence in pre-medicine scholarship, to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of pre-medicine education, to bring together similarly interested students and to benefit health organizations, charities, and the community.
AED 2015-16 officers are: Michael Ding, president; Pooja Potharaju, vice president; Will Weisgerber, treasurer; Laina Cummer, secretary; Ben Whitfield, historian.
Minority Association for Pre-medical Students (MAPS) seeks to provide an encouraging and productive outlet for pre-health professional students to participate in community service within the surrounding communities, academic growth through weekend and late-night study sessions and discussions with invited guest speakers and about important medical topics.
MAPS 2015-16 officers are: Stephanie Pool, president; Kayla Clark, vice president; David DeGrood, treasurer; Monica Prudencio, secretary.
The Pre-dental Society seeks to educate students about dental careers, to offer mentoring opportunities, and to inform students about the DAT and dental school admissions. This society intends to provide information to students who are interested in pursuing dentistry as a career.
Pre-dental Society 2015-16 officers are: Destiny Barnes, president; Davied Sanchez, vice president; Destiny Barnes, treasurer; Brielle Bowerman, secretary; Nathaniel Powers, historian.
The Pre-physician Assistant Society seeks to educate students about careers as a physician assistant, to invite physician assistants to campus to discuss career options as a physician assistant, to bring physician assistant deans to campus, and to inform students about application issues such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and Central Application Service for Physician's Assistants (CASPA).
Pre-physician Assistant Society 2015-16 officers are: Danielle King, president; Mollie Gonzalez, vice president.