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.
The Kennedy Krieger Institute focuses on improving the lives of children and young adults with pediatric developmental disabilities, or disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system. Because these patients are oftentimes undergoing difficult treatments, they can be away from their schools, friends, and homes for extended periods of time. AED members visit children at KKI at the playroom and plan therapeutic recreation activities. We also plan seasonal events such as making cards or organizing 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.
I'm a fourth year medical student at Hopkins! I love dancing, filmmaking and college football. I grew up in Alabama and went to undergrad at Vanderbilt University. I love mentoring future generations of medical students and love answering any and all questions about medicine.
Applicant Info Session: November 16th, Mergenthaler 111 at 6-8PM
U.S. Army Healthcare Suture Clinic: November 19th, Hodson 210 at 7:30-9:30PM
Community Service Event: November 20th, Commons Barber at 7-9PM
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Applications are due by January 31st at 5PM EST. We look forward to reading your responses!
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!