Alpha Epsilon Delta is a medical-oriented organization that is dedicated to students who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. By meeting with a network of premedical students, individuals will be able to have access to research opportunities, UTMC internships, and ScribeMD positions.
Is Alpha Epsilon Delta a fraternity?
AED is not a fraternity. Although the Greek letters may represent this organization as a fraternity, it is not; instead, AED is an Honor Society. The values of professionalism, organizational and time management, and critical thinking attributes are essential for students who are interested in becoming part of this organization as well as assuming important positions in the organization.
What are the time commitments associated with this organization?
AED meets once a week- mostly on Thursdays around 5:00 PM. Although this time may seem reasonable in the beginning, students who have lab classes on Thursday may not be able to attend the whole meeting as these lab classes end around 5:30; however, students are still welcome to enter the meetings and sign up for important events.
How will AED improve my experience?
AED offers unique opportunities in the form of medical internships, research opportunities, and shadowing experiences. Medical schools definitely prefer students who have experiences in these fields than others; therefore, by becoming part of this organization, students will pass one of the requirements that are required for medical school admission. Also, AED hosts free practice MCAT tests to prepare for the rigorous admissions as well as mock interviews that resemble interviews between administrators and medical school applicants.
What other opportunities will AED provide?
Along with becoming part of AED, students will be able to participate in national events such as Relay For Life; in fact, AED has its Relay For Life Committee. Applying to this committee will provide incredible experience in the fields of organizational, time, and resource management (Check my article on Relay For Life for more information)
Overall, AED is an incredible organization run by developed students. These students are extremely nice and provide incredible support to new seekers. By becoming part of a friendly, professional community, students will be extremely prepared to tackle the upcoming rigorous process of applying to medical schools.