Biology Department

Alpha Epsilon Delta

The Premedical Honor Society: Hendrix College Chapter

Hendrix College supports the Arkansas Beta chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, and an affiliated Pre-Med (MD2B) Club.

The purpose of the joint organizations is to expose pre-health students to the range
of health career opportunities that are available as they formulate their career goals.
To fulfill this goal:
1)  We bring in physicians of various specialties to talk about their work and experiences.
2)  We invite a panel of current medical school students to share their experience at medical
     school and provide an insight to what pre-health students may experience in the future.  
3)  We hold informational sessions, where experts (e.g. the Director of Admissions at UAMS)
     provide in detail the steps necessary for successful professional school applications. 
4)  We provide opportunities for volunteer work that provides students with exposures to
     the health care field and other areas of volunteer service. 

Participation in AED and the Pre-Med (MD2B) Club is a valuable way of getting insights in
to what a career in medicine is like, and it provides an important experience to have on
your resume when applying to professional school.

Pre-Med (MD2B) Club
The Club is open to all interested students. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month
from 6-7 p.m. in DW Reynolds, Room 10.          

Pre-Med (MD2B) Club Membership Requirements:
Overall science GPA of at least 3.3
     Three semesters of pre-professional/health courses
     Member dues ($5)
     Attendance of at least 2 meetings/activities
     At least 2 hours of volunteer work
     6 points
          Point system:
             1 meeting = 1 point
             2 hours of volunteering = 1 point

Alpha Epsilon Delta
Membership in AED requires students to fulfill certain coursework and service obligations.
This organization holds monthly meetings, usually on the first Wednesday of the month, and
supports various service projects and events throughout the year. Participation in AED can
be an important component of a medical school application. Feel free to contact one of the
AED officers or the faculty sponsor listed below.

AED National Membership Requirements
     Pre-Med (MD2B) Club Membership requirements
     National Membership application submission
     National Membership feee (~ $75)
     Click here for the application

AED Officers 2015-2016
  President - MIchelle Huynh
      Leads the officers in fulfilling the goals of the organization.
  Vice President of Programming - Pratheepa Ravikumar
      Schedules the dates and times for AED speakers throughout the year as well as advertising meetings and volunteer activities. 
  Vice President of Membership - Lisa Headley
       Keeps track of AED membership as well as points and attendance/participation of members at activities.
  Secretary - Aisling Gibson
      Keeps track of minutes of chapter officer meetings and submits the biennial report to the national office. 
       Keeps members updated on organization's activities.

  Treasurer - Schylar Ferguson
       Responsible for organization's finances and keeping an account of all financial transactions.
   Publicity Chair - Dylan Gilbreath
       In charge of the publicity for the organization.
   Chapter Advisor:  Dr. Mark Sutherland