Alpha Epsilon Delta

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Alpha Epsilon
Delta
National Health Preprofessional
Honor Society
Brief History
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Founded in spring of 1926 by Dr. Sidney A. Mitchell as an
honorary fraternity at U. Alabama with fellow premed
students and Dr. Jack Montgomery, Professor of organic
chemistry and premed advisor.
Initially members needed 3 semesters of premed work and
grades placing them in upper fifth of class.
1930 publication of the journal, The Scalpel, by National
President, Dr. Moore.
By September 1940, 31 chapters with membership
exceeding 2500
Brief History Cont’d
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AED was elected to membership in the Association of
College Honor Societies (ACHS) April 23rd, 1945 with
members exceeding 5000 in 1946.
Purdue’s Beta chapter was chartered on January 21, 1950
By the year 2000, AED had a total of 172 chapters and a
society membership of approximately 125,000.
Requirements
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1. You must be an undergraduate student enrolled in Purdue
University with a full time status
2. You must be engaged in courses leading to the study of
medicine
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(i.e. you must be taking courses necessary to apply to medical school)
This includes 1 year of each of the following:
General chemistry, organic chemistry, general biology, and general
physics
3. You must be a sophomore (i.e. at time of initiation, you must
have completed at least 3 semesters)
4. You must have a GPA of 3.0 overall and an average of 3.0 in the
sciences
5. All pledges must participate in a community service project
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This project is usually decided on by the pledge class
The inevitable and
dreaded dues…
BUT HAVE NO FEAR!
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One time payment for lifetime membership
We use your dues on YOU
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End of year banquet
Club activities
Updating test-prep materials available to club
members
Fun medical school touring adventures
So… how much?
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Total dues: $85.00
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$50.00 go towards the National AED Chapter
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$35.00 remain in the local chapter to help better
serve you!
Once you’re an active member:
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Able to obtain leadership positions within
the organization
Eligible for scholarships
Gain a better insight into the world of
medicine and medical school
Able to document being apart of a select,
prestigious pre-medical honors society
How AED Helps
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Almost every member
is or has taken the
courses you are in
Many members are in
the process of or are
taking the MCAT
We have a library of
MCAT testing supplies
and there are
scholarships available
How AED Helps
Annual scholarships available for
consideration:
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Virgil L. Tweedie Scholarship
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Moore Scholarships
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($5,000 - one)
($1,500 - one awarded per region)
AED Recognition scholarships
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($1,000 - two to three per region)
How AED Helps
RESOURCES
 Purdue.edu/aed
 Nationalaed.org
 AMCAS and MCAT Questions and
Answers
 Kaplan Materials & Events
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FREE books to study from in the BRC
How AED Helps
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Our main goal is to
help you get into Med
School
Hold mock interviews
Inform you of
questions typically
asked by specific
universities
How AED Helps
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Let you experience
first hand what you are
applying for
Give you something to
talk about other than
classes
Prove to Med Schools
that you’re not
messing around
How AED Helps
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Worthwhile distraction
from the normal
onslaught of classes
Develop social skills
useful in Medical
School and beyond
Way to meet people
(like me!)
Events This Semester
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Dr. Wade Clapp (Feb 18)
Mock Interviews & Interview Workshop
House Movie Night
IU Med School Tour
Physician Shadowing Program
Annual Banquet at “the OG”
Annual Events
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Volunteer Opportunities
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Project HOPE
March of Dimes Fundraiser
Medical School Tours
Research Experiences
Cadaver Lab Tour at IUSM
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Purdue Campus
Dr. Wade Clapp Talk
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Monday Feb 18
7:00 pm
RAWLS 2079
Director of Admissions for the
M.D./ Ph.D. Program at IU School of Medicine
Will bring Purdue alum who are currently M.D./
Ph.D. Students
Great contact for Wells Center (Riley/IUSM)
Summer Research Internship
Mock Interviews/ Workshop
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Dr. Terstreip will provide a short workshop with
information & tips for making your interview a
breeze
Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to be
interviewed MED SCHOOL style
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With REAL medical school or other preprofessional
graduate school questions
You will be ready
It can make or break you…
& this will be an invaluable asset
House Movie Night
IUSM Tour
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Purdue van or carpooling available
Most likely Saturday after spring break
Physician Shadowing Program
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Great Opportunity for NON-Biology majors!
ONLY AED provides this service
We will set you up with a physician to
shadow!
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Eg. Dr. Rita Mankus
 Nephrologist
Banquet
Volunteer Opportunities
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March of Dimes Fundraiser
Project H.O.P.E.
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High School Outreach Promoting Education
www.freewebs.com/purdueprojecthope
Spring Break 2008
Pre-Health & Health Teams
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International Service Learning
Check ISL’s website for team schedules
and costs.
For additional information contact:
[email protected]
(816) 767-0481
Officer Positions Available
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Pledge Coordinator
Historian
Webmaster
Physician Shadowing Program Director
Vice President
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Positions opening in the fall
Best of all…
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Let us know what else we can do for you!
Questions?
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