Pre-Med Honor Society - Alpha Epsilon Delta

‌Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) is an Honors Society and Service Organization that is Nationally recognized.  The local chapter Tennessee Epsilon Chapter of the national pre-medical honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta is the Tennessee Epsilon Chapter. Selection is based on academic achievement in a wide range of science courses. Individuals are inducted during their junior or senior year who have completed at least eight science courses and have maintained at least a 3.2 GPA overall as well as a 3.2 GPA in their science courses. 

Students initiated into AED represent a wide variety of pre-health disciplines. Students in AED go on to study nursing, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, osteopathic medicine, allopathic medicine, and dentistry. Students are encouraged to submit articles to the AED publication the Scalpel and volunteer as mentors to incoming pre-health students. 

The Mentor Match Program run by SHPS, Sewanee’s Health Professions Society, is a new program that aims to provide supportive and informative experiences for new pre-health students.  AED members are poised to offer great advice on how they succeeded in the pre-health curriculum and are excellent resources for students looking to network about internships and leadership opportunities on campus. 

For more information about AED you can contact the AED President, Daniel Gabriel C'18, or the Chapter Faculty Advisor and Chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee, Rich Summers, Associate Professor of Chemistry. 


Succeeding in the pre-health curriculum
The pre-health curriculum consists of a diverse array of coursework, much in the STEM fields. These courses are often extremely rigorous in order to provide students with the background skills and knowledge they need to succeed in health care fields. The Office of Medical and Health Programs (OMHP), partnering with the Sewanee Health Professions Society (SHPS), provides both leadership development opportunities for students interested in tutoring (apply here) and one-on-one peer tutoring for students seeking tutoring (request a tutor here). All peer tutors have not only succeeded in the courses in which they tutor, but they have also been shown to be good teachers and mentors.

For the academic year 2017-2018 the student leader of this program is Gil Horner.  If you have questions please refer them to Gil or Dr. Alyssa Summers.  

Those applying to be tutors need to fill out forms with Human Resources after being given approval from the Office of Medical and Health Programs. Time sheets also need turned in at a timely manner. This year time sheets are due by noon on the following dates: Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Oct. 30, Nov. 27, Dec. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16, and May 14 (no late pay sheets will be accepted after May 14th!). 

Those who have a tutor may be asked to evaluate their experience so we may provide the best mentorship and tutoring program for students. 

Apply to be a tutor here.

Request a tutor here.