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Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Epsilon Delta. Pre-Health Professions Society. What is AED?. AED is an organization for students that want to pursue a career in the health professions. We offer a variety of opportunities including: Speakers and representatives from schools

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Alpha Epsilon Delta

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  1. Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Professions Society

  2. What is AED? • AED is an organization for students that want to pursue a career in the health professions. • We offer a variety of opportunities including: • Speakers and representatives from schools • Unique community service opportunities • Medical student mentoring • Shadowing • A community of pre-med students at Vanderbilt

  3. Vanderbilt AED vs. National AED • National AED is an honor society • Can apply after completing 3 semesters of pre-med coursework • Must have a 3.2 GPA in pre-med classes and a 3.2 overall GPA • Benefits: • Priority in Vanderbilt AED events • Opportunity to attend bi-annual National convention • Membership in an organization recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies • Vanderbilt AED is open to all Vanderbilt students

  4. Points • Must earn 7 points per semester • At least 2 of these must be from health-related community service • Each service event or meeting counts as 1 point • Can check total points online • Student with most points for month wins Member of the Month and a prize

  5. Mentoring • Tentative Events: • Mock Interviews • Meet and Greet • Tailgate • Bowling • Suturing Lesson • Vanderbilt University Medical Center tour • Sign up on the google-doc on the AED website mentoring page

  6. Treasurer • Manages all financial transactions within the organization. • Maintains budget and reconciles account through the Vanderbilt Accounting System • Responsible for AED’s application for AcFee funding in January • What you should know: • NO DUES this year • If AED owes you money for some reason, talk to me.

  7. Shadowing Program AED Shadowing Committee: Chelsea Samson Chelsea.R.Samson@vanderbilt.edu Kristin Garvey Kristin.A.Garvey@vanderbilt.edu Valerie Kuznik Valerie.M.Kuznik@vanderbilt.edu BMES and MAPS Representatives

  8. “Already signed up to shadow this semester?” • MANDATORY Shadowing Orientation Meeting • Wednesday, September 15th at 6pm • SC 4327 • Bring completed requirements • No incomplete packets accepted! • See email for assignments and paperwork • No more spots open this semester; apply later for the spring semester • Apply early! • Current waitlist will shadow in the spring

  9. Community Service • At least 2 of the 7 required points must come from health or science related service. • Each AED service event can count towards 1 point. • Although the 2 service points do not have to be earned through AED, we encourage members to take advantage of the service opportunities provided by the organization. • Ronald McDonald House every month • Magazine Drive • AIDS Walk – October 2nd

  10. Community Service • Examples of outside service activities that can count as a point: • VSVS • Dance Marathon • Circle K • Healthy Head Start • Unite for Sight • Vanderbilt CARES • Vanderbilt Operation Smile • Vanderbilt Wishmakers • Individual volunteering at a hospital or health care clinic

  11. Important Info: • Trip Dates: March 5-12, 2011 • Rough Cost: $1800 (2 $500 Scholarships Awarded) • Plan: 2 days working in clinic, 1 day observing Honduran Doctors in Hospital, 1 day in schools teaching about dental hygiene and eye screening, 1 day painting hospital, 1 day at the beach! AED Service Trip 2011 TEGUCIGULPA, HONDURAS

  12. More Info Next Meeting! • October 13th • Check website • Look out for emails

  13. Building a Community • In addition to providing students with relevant information and resources, our goal is to create a pre-med community. • AED social events – AED dinners, bowling, football tailgate • Casual meetings with upperclassmen • Course recommendations and consultations

  14. Upcoming Meetings • Ronald McDonald House – Monday, September 13 @ 5:30 • Baylor College of Medicine – Tuesday, September 14 @ 5:30 in SC 4327 • University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Monday, September 27 @ 5:30 in SC 4309 • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Thursday, September 30 @ 5:00 in SC 4309 • Dr. Zic: How to Ace the Medical School Interview – Tuesday, October 5 @ 6:00 in Furman 114

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