Establishing a New Chapter

Alpha Epsilon Delta is The Health Preprofessional Honor Society that encourages similarly oriented people to come together, promoting their positive, productive interaction, facilitating communication and empowering students to make better-informed decisions in pursuit of professions in healthcare. A chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta may be established only at a four-year degree-granting college or university. Typically, a preprofessional health/premedical group—club, society, etc.—currently in existence serves as the predecessor in the establishment of an AED chapter. If you are interested in establishing a new chapter at your college or university, please see the addition information posted under Member Resources, forms and documents.


Become an AED Member

National Membership is formalized with the submission, by your chapter, of your Membership Record Form (MRF) to the National Office. The AED Constitution requires a 3.2  overall and science GPA along with the completion of at least three semesters (five quarters) of preprofessional health work.  You must be in good standing with your chapter and pay the national membership fee through your chapter.


Benefits of Membership

  • Public recognition of outstanding premedical scholarship
  • Opportunity to be part of a national group of students interested in professional health as a career
  • Publications of the Society are devoted to the interests of students in the health professions.  The Scalpel is an educational journal, and a compilation of events and activities
  • Opportunity to participate in activities which promote interest in professional health
  • Interaction with other chapter members throughout the United States
  • Participation in national conventions and meetings of the Society
  • Opportunity to establish and pursue contacts with health professionals
  • Pleasure and satisfaction of life-long membership in an active organization devoted to the education and preprofessional health students
  • Consideration for AED scholarships


Functions of Alpha Epsilon Delta

  • Encourage and recognize academic excellence among premedical students
  • Offer opportunities for intellectual and professional development
  • Promote communication between health professionals, premedical students and educators
  • Provide a forum for students with common interests
  • Use resources to benefit health organizations, charities and the community
  • Stimulate an appreciation of the importance of premedical education
  • Provide a program of service to benefit the college/university community


Chosen health professions include careers in medicine (allopathic and osteopathic), dentistry, optometry, podiatry, veterinary medicine and other health care professions requiring post baccalaureate study leading to an advanced degree.