The North Carolina Gamma chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-medical honor society, has about 50 members. Membership is open to any Wake Forest student, regardless of major, who fulfills the entry requirements. Applicants for membership must be at least second semester sophomores who have completed at least three science and/or mathematics courses. An overall college GPA of 3.2 and a science GPA (biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics) of 3.2 are the only scholastic requirements. Application forms can be downloaded from the chapter’s web page (https://sites.google.com/a/wfu.edu/wfuaed/home)
The objectives of AED are to “encourage excellence in premedical scholarship, to stimulate appreciation of the importance of premedical education in the study of medicine, to promote education in the study of medicine, to promote cooperation and contacts between medical and premedical students and educators in developing an adequate program of premedical education, and to bind together similarly interested students.” AED is a forum for students interested in, or committed to, the health professions. Meetings aim to inform the membership of the procedures, requirements, and steps necessary to being a successful candidate for health professions school (medical, dental, veterinary, and allied health programs). Speakers from specialized areas of the health professions are invited to describe their area of expertise and lifestyle. The medical student panel brings four to five medical students to the membership to share their experiences in applying to, and attending, medical school. Other programs of AED include an important volunteer program and a large mentoring program. AED is affiliated with the Collegiate Academy of the North Carolina Academy of Science and participates in its field trips and a research workshop.