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Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-medical Honor Society. INFORMATIONAL MEETING Fall 2007. Welcome to AED!. Officers 2007-2008. President Jereme Brammeier The Man, The Mystery, The Legend. 5 th year Senior( Victory Lap!!) studying Biology and Philosophy. I am from Houston/San Antonio

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Alpha Epsilon DeltaPre-medical Honor Society

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Fall 2007




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PresidentJereme BrammeierThe Man, The Mystery,The Legend

  • 5th year Senior( Victory Lap!!) studying Biology and Philosophy.

  • I am from Houston/San Antonio

  • Interests: Cycling, Cooking, Classical Guitar, Austin Music Scene, Coffee, Craft Beer, Neil Diamond, and bad horror movies.

  • I am a vampire



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Hussain Malbari

Vice President 2007-2008

Hometown: Houston, TX

Year at UT: Senior Year

Major: Psychology

Interests: Movies, Gregory Gym, Tennis, Swimming, Cliff Diving, Traveling, Restaurants

Favorite Line: THIS IS SPARTA!

-King Leonidas (300)


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Mohit Joshipura, Secretary

  • Human Biology Senior from Houston

  • Born and raised in Bombay, India for 14 years

  • Interests include reading, writing, sports, movies, and spending time with friends and family

  • Cricket and tennis fan-atic (this is as creative as it’s going to get with me)

  • Honored to be the captain of the Longhorn Cricket Club League Team


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Webmaster

David Sun

Junior

Biology/Premed (DS degree)

Hometown: Plano, TX

People say I look like Yao.->


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Jeremy Davis- Social Coordinator

Social CoordinatorName: Jeremy DavisPhone:(903) 721-0152E-mail: [email protected]: March 5, 1987Hometown: Jacksonville, TxClass Standing: SeniorMajor: Human BiologyInterests: Death, Destruction, and General Mayhemfavorite Quote:

"Pooky, let's burn this mother down!"-Harold and Kumar


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Emily Buescher Public Relations/Historian

  • I am a Junior in the Natural Sciences school here.

  • I am majoring in Child development, doing Business Foundations and Pre Med.

  • Goals/Interests: Pediatrics and Dermatology

  • I love Austin, UT football, dancing, seeing movies, going out with friends, volunteering at Brackenridge, meeting new people, scrap booking and traveling.

About Me


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Quintin Anderson

  • Majoring in Finance – Real Estate concentration

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep)

  • Spent last summer volunteering in the burn center at the University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital

  • Upcoming publication on pro-inflammatory cytokines and their relationship to venous insufficient ulcers

  • Enjoy stock market trading, golfing, and research

  • Didn’t always want to be a doctor – decision made junior year


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Johnny “The G.O.A.T” MaiGreatest of All Time

Major: Biology B.A.

Pre-Med-Duh!

Interests: Emily Buescher

Favorite Movie: Next Friday

Favorite Food: Chicken McNuggets

Favorite Activity: Being a lazy ass

Favorite Quote:

“I used to be the webmaster!.”

-Johnny Mai

What you need to know about me:

I’m here to help you with

whatever, whenever you need it!


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Tom JuDoctor Shadowing/Scholarships

  • Come talk to me about:

    • Shadowing

    • Applying for MCAT scholarships

    • Places to go hiking around Austin

    • Photography

    • General pre-med stuff

  • Hometown: Plano, Texas

  • Major: Neurobiology


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Medical School Question #1

For reasons that cannot be explained, cats can suddenly read at a twelfth-grade level. They can't talk and they can't write, but they can read silently and understand the text. Many cats love this new skill, because they now have something to do all day while they lay around the house; however, a few cats become depressed, because reading forces them to realize the limitations of their existence (not to mention the utter frustration of being unable to express themselves).

This being the case, do you think the average cat would enjoy Garfield, or would cats find this cartoon to be an insulting caricature?


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History of AED

On April 28, 1926, fifteen premedical students at the University of Alabama met with Dr. Jack Montgomery, their premedical advisor and professor of organic chemistry, to formalize the organization of a new premedical honor society. Baylor University, Samford University, The University of Texas, and the University of South Carolina established chapters in 1928-29. At the first national convention at the University of Alabama on April 18, 1930, ten members representing five chapters and one petitioning group were in attendance. From these modest beginnings, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) has today become the world's largest Honor Society exclusively serving premedical education, with a membership exceeding 144,000 in 186 chapters.


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Why Should I Join AED?

  • International & National Status

    • Medical schools receive a list of all AED National members

  • Small size

    • Allows members to get to know each other on a more personal basis, particularly at socials and campout

  • Speakers

    • AED presents guest speakers at almost every meeting.


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More Reasons to Join AED

  • Doctor Shadowing

    • AED is one of few pre-med organizations at UT that offers a doctor shadowing program

  • Scholarships and Discounts

    • All AED members automatically receive discounts at Princeton Review and Kaplan Test Prep

    • Total of 5 half scholarships from Princeton Review, Kaplan, and Exam Crackers Test Prep

  • Volunteering

    • AED is the only pre-med organization at UT that has exclusive volunteer opportunities with Children’s Hospital of Austin.

      Honor Cords

    • Awarded to graduating seniors


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Yet More Reasons to Join AED

  • Conferences

    • Spring Symposium held every year at Scott and White Hospital in Temple hosted by Texas A&M

    • AED National Conference held every two years to meet pre-meds and physicians from around the United States


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General Meetings

  • First General Meeting is September 20th

  • Other Meeting Dates

    • Thursday at 7pm WAG 101

      9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29


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Speakers

  • Examples from previous years: cardiologist, a resident, neurosurgeon, ophthalmologist, medical student panels, pediatric surgeon, oncologist, UHS sports medicine physician

  • AED is hosting UTMB in the Fall

    and

    UT South-Western in in the Spring


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Pledge Requirements – How to Join

Qualifications1. Grade Point Average

Overall, 3.2

Science, 3.2

Transcript- Obtain an unofficial transcript from the Registrar's office and turn it in with your completed application.

2. Online Pledge Application

3. Fees

4. Hours- 45 semester hours must have been completed by the end of the semester to join the national chapter


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Pledge Reqs. – To Be Inducted

The following are membership requirements which must be completed to be initiated into Alpha Epsilon Delta. No exceptions.

A. Attendance

  • Attendance at all meetings, including the election, is required and will be taken by way of an attendance sheet each meeting.

  • One absence is permitted each semester. If two absences are taken, provisions will be made to allow you to make up the second (usually attendance at a symposium). Three absences are never permitted.

  • Attendance at the camp-in, two socials, banquet, and one fundraiser is required.

    B. Volunteer Work

  • You must perform at least 15 hours of volunteer service during the semester.

  • Eight of these hours must be achieved by participating in AED volunteer activities


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Medical School Question #2

Your best friend is taking a nap on the floor of your living room. Suddenly, you are faced with a bizarre existential problem: This friend is going to die unless you kick them (as hard as you can) in the rib cage. If you don’t kick them while they slumber, they will never wake up. However, you can never explain this to your friend; if you later inform them that you did this to save their life, they will also die from that. So you have to kick a sleeping friend in the ribs, and you can’t tell them why.

Since you cannot tell your friend the truth, what excuse will you fabricate to explain this (seemingly inexplicable) attack?


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To Be an Active Member

  • Online Active Application

  • Attend 3 meetings

  • Attend 1 social

  • Attend 1 fundraiser

  • 5 volunteer hours (with AED)


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Treasurer

  • Fees due at second general meeting on Oct. 4.

    • Pledges

      Local: $40, including T-shirt

      National: $50, one-time lifetime fee

      Total: $90, due with completed application

    • Actives

      $15 Fee

      If late, $20.


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Volunteer Events

  • Childrens Hospital of Austin


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Socials

  • Broom Ball

  • Texas Hold ‘em

  • Fat Bat

  • Blazer Tag

  • Capture the Flag

  • Dodge Ball

  • Ballroom Dance

  • Mixers


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IM SPORTS: AEDestroyers

  • Co-Ed Flag Football = We Need Girls & Guys!!

  • First Game: Sunday September 16th, 3:00 PM @ IM Fields.

  • Lets kick some APS @$$!!

Jeremy got Mike Tysoned


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Socials – CAMPOUT

  • Games,BBQ, Ghost Stories, Smores, and Chupacabras!!!!!!

  • Fulfills the pledge requirement


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Doctor Shadowing

  • Glimpse into your future!

    • Get a feel for the daily routines of a physician

    • Helps with getting into medical school

  • Dr. Shadowing Orientation

    • 9/28, Thursday at 6:30pm,

      (before Second General Meeting)


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MCAT Prep

  • More scholarships available this semester

    • Princeton Review

    • Kaplan

    • Exam Crackers

  • Discounts

    • 10% Off to all members (That’s about $150 Savings!)


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PR / Historian

  • Look for fliers around natural sciences buildings (PAI, WELCH, RLM, ESB)

  • Windows in ESB and WELCH

  • T shirt

    • $10 for actives

    • Included in dues for pledges


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Webmaster – For More Information

  • Refer to our website http://studentorgs.utexas.edu/aed/

  • Read your weekly newsletter

    • If you would like to receive AED member e-mails and don’t think you are on the list, please contact [email protected]



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