As a student you also may have the opportunity to participate in a prehealth 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 premedicine 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 premedicine 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 2017-18 officers: Kinsey Barhorst, president; Zach Shaver, vice president; Adam Morin, treasurer; Julia Preziosi, secretary; and Drew Krueger, historian.
Minority Association for Premedical Students (MAPS) seeks to provide an encouraging and productive outlet for prehealth 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 2017-18 officers: Jonathan Kim, president; Rutva Vora, vice president; Meghan Matheny, treasurer; Brandon Ra, secretary; and Nicky Emanuel, historian.
The Predental 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.
Predental Society 2017-18 officers: Esther Lherisson, president; Shann Leonard, vice president; Kasey Leung, treasurer; and Isabel Hanson, secretary.
The Prephysician 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).
Prephysician Assistant Society 2017-18 officers: Alishah Lakhani, president; Hayley Atkins, vice president; and Briona King, publicity chair.
The Prenursing Society seeks to educate students about careers in nursing, invite nursing professionals to campus to discuss career options as a nurse, bring nursing school deans to campus, and inform students about application issues. The Prenursing Society is somewhat a new organization on campus that is looking for members who are passionate about the nursing field.
Prenursing Society 2017-18 officers: Charlotte Scott, co-president; Kelly Friers, co-president; Celia Vaughn, vice president; and Shayla Brown, treasurer.
The Preveterinary Society seeks to educate students about careers in veterinary sciences, and provide support and information to students interested in veterinary school.
Preveterinary Society 2017-18 officers: Abby Hunt, president; Catherine Kerber, vice president; and Tara Gorstein, treasurer/secretary.