Alpha Epsilon Delta
Welcome to the Ohio Eta chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-professional health honors society. AED's main goals are to bring together similarly interested students, to promote interest and quality education in a pre-professional health program, and to contribute to benefit charities and organizations as well as the health of the community. AED welcomes all students engaged in the pursuit of a professional healthcare career including medicine, dentistry, veterinary, physical therapy and others.
In the past few years our organization has grown in strength through the continued dedication of our membership. Our chapter maintains outstanding service to both the University of Dayton and the larger community. We continue to strive for academic excellence in undergraduate prehealth studies, serving as an unified body for students with similar interests and career goals. We continuously work as a whole to strive for better, always upholding the Alpha Epsilon Delta motto "Truth We Pursue"
AED members can participate in various seminars, service projects and social events. In the past guest speakers such as Dr. Scott Morris of the Church Healthcare Clinic in Memphis, TN have traveled to campus to speak with members about healthcare issues and service opportunities for after graduation. Social events are held such as a meet the professors cookout, ice cream social and big/little bowling. Members also fundraise by doing bake sales throughout the semester. Ongoing activities include doctor shadowing, Children's Medical Center pre-surgical tours and child life.
- Doctor shadowing pairs AED students with doctors, dentists, vets and physical therapists in the Dayton area. Students are paired with that specific doctor for the entire school year and can shadow as often as their schedule allows them to.
- Pre-surgical tours are conducted at Dayton Children's Medical Center twice a week by AED students. Children who are facing upcoming surgeries come and AED shows them around the surgery wing to acquaint them with all the different rooms and procedures that will take place on their surgery day. The kids enjoy the tours, as it helps alleviate any fears or anxieties they may have. Parents also find the tours informative and are able to have their questions answered.
- Through the Child Life Program AED students play games with the patients at Dayton Children's Hospital each week.
Alpha Epsilon Delta
2013-2014 Executive Board
Kyle McGrail, Senior
Kathleen Sellick, Senior
Bryan Baker, Senior
Lyndsey Brown, Senior
Katy Anderson, Junior
Pre-Med and Spanish