Alpha Epsilon Delta is the national health preprofessional honor society. Since its conception in 1926 at the University of Alabama, AED has been dedicated to providing pre-health students with the guidance and resources needed to prepare them for a career in medicine. The society is committed to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary, and other health-related fields.
AED offers students opportunities for intellectual and professional development, provides a forum for students with common interests, and extends a program of service for the benefit of the community and student body.
Alpha Epsilon Delta is affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
AED at Boston University
The Boston University chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta was established in 1976. It was designated as the Massachusetts Gamma Chapter. Our chapter seeks to exemplify all of the objectives of AED and to help our members in their preprofessional development.
Service to the Community
Our chapter believes that at its core, AED is not only an honor society, but a service organization as well. Throughout the academic school year, AED organizes various volunteering opportunities for its members. It is our hope that through service, our members will be able to gain insight into their prospective fields, while building character. We think that service allows our members to grow as professionals and individuals.
In addition to community service, AED is committed to professional development. We invite guest lecturers and current/former medical students to share their insight and experience with our members. AED also engages in various other pre-health events around campus, such as health fairs and MCAT preparation. AED provides members with admissions test reviews, tutoring, peer-advising, mentoring, and access to various other resources for professional growth.
AED members are individuals of great intelligence and potential. An important goal of this organization is to provide a means for like-minded health preprofessionals to meet and network. AED organizes various social events to allow its members to get to know each other and form good friendships. AED members offer each other support and advice on everything from the admissions process to how to study for the MCATs.
The primary objective of AED is to encourage high-caliber pre-health scholarship and promote the establishment of contact between pre-health students, educators, and professionals.