Alpha Epsilon Delta is the world's largest health pre-professional honor society with more than 144 thousand members and 186 chapters. The Johns Hopkins Maryland Alpha Chapter of the society is involved with both the local Baltimore community as well as with Hopkins students to promote the pursuit of careers in healthcare. We organize events ranging from lectures with guest speakers from across the Johns Hopkins Institutions, to special activities with medical students, to workshops on the medical school admissions process, as well as community service events at the medical campus and in the Baltimore community. The main event that we organize is the Conversations in Medicine Lecture Series that is open to the entire Hopkins community, which takes place throughout the year. The society generally admits rising juniors and seniors who are interested in the medical profession. Members are unique and accomplished in academics, research, community service, and other extra-curricular activities.
For the past few years AED has partnered with People Lacking Ample Shelter and Employment transitional housing facilities located around Penn Station to create an educational workshop series for Baltimore’s homeless residents. Topics include sexual health education, alcohol and drug abuse, and maximizing nutrition. In addition, we bring healthy snacks and meals for the residents to supplement our presentation. The presentations are engaging and interactive, with the residents responding positively with questions and willingness to share their own experiences.
Members engage in therapeutic recreation activities every month with children suffering from the effects of chronic or traumatic illnesses and conditions. These children at Kennedy Krieger Institute undergo cancer treatments that, in addition to the difficulties associated with the treatments, require the children to be away from their friends and homes for long periods of time. AED members help bring joy to these children through playroom visits as well as seasonal cards and donations.
AED annually hosts a Spring Blood Drive to support the American Red Cross. We invite all Hopkins students, staff, and faculty to join us in saving lives. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. is in need of a blood donation as they are essential for surgeries, medical treatments, and chronic illnesses. AED appreciates this opportunity to raise awareness about blood donation and looks forward to contributing to the U.S. blood supply with the Red Cross.
Conversations in Medicine Symposium invites both world-renowned and local health care professionals to participate in a medically focused lecture series at Johns Hopkins University. This lecture series links the divisions of the Johns Hopkins University and members of the Baltimore community by initiating dialogue among students, the community at large, and healthcare professionals about the realities of medicine - both in an urban environment and in a broader, global context.
Ms. Kelli Johnson is the Director of the Office of Pre-Professional Advising at Johns Hopkins. She has previously worked as assistant director for career services at NYU School of Law and then as assistant dean and director of NYU's pre-professional advising center. Please visit the pre-prof website for more information.
Dr. Yang is a professor of Surgery and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an attending physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and at The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His research interests include molecular markers for early diagnosis of lung cancer and molecular biology of mesothelioma among other topics.
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Donuts with AED: September 12th, 1:30 PM - 3 PM on the Breezeway
Conversations in Medicine: Dual Degrees - Surgery and Research: September 18th, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM at Charles Commons Barber Conference Room
What I Wish I Knew about Pre-Med Q & A Panel: September 19th, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM at Charles Commons Salon C
AED members offer their time and experience to help guide other Hopkins premeds on the path to medical school. To be paired with a mentor, send us a message!