Health-Related Clubs and Honors Societies
There are several clubs and organizations for you to engage in to develop your interests in pursuing a career in the health professions. Please review the clubs and reach out to the contact listed for further information or to join. If you have an idea for a new club or have any questions, please contact Lisa Hansinger, Assistant Director of Health Professions Advising.
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national honor society founded in 1926 to recognize and to encourage excellence in students seeking careers in the health professions. The society now boasts 190 chapters and over 160,000 members of which about 7000 are current undergraduates. Saint Joseph’s began the Pennsylvania Eta Chapter of AED in 1968 and has inducted over 1300 members in the past 51 years. Membership is selective and students must meet the academic standards of the organization by maintaining a minimum 3.3 grade point average in both their science courses and overall curriculum, as well as demonstrating a commitment to the health professions. Students are eligible for membership beginning in the spring semester of their sophomore year.
Applications for new members will be available in Fall 2022. Please check back for the application and Google Form to upload your documentation.
- Must be enrolled in program designed for preparation for post-baccalaureate study leading to an advanced degree in health professions
- Must have completed 3 semesters of health preprofessional studies with an overall cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a cumulative GPA of 3.2 in the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics and math)
- Must have demonstrated an interest in health professions by shadowing, service/volunteer research or club involvement relevant to healthcare
Pre PA Club
Connect with students who have the common goal of attending graduate school to become a physician assistant. The club sponsors events and activities geared towards developing your understanding of the profession and also preparing you to apply to graduate programs. Contact Club Presidents Madelyn Williams or Catherine McGonigle for more information about membership and upcoming events.
Delta Delta Sigma – the Pre-Dental Society
Join students interested in pursuing dental school by joining Delta Sigma Sigma. The group sponsors activities fostering your understanding of the dental profession as well as providing information about applying to dental school. Contact Club President Tao Nguyen for more information.
Pre Physical Therapy Club
For more information, contact Club President Danielle Dwyer.
Connect with peers interested in pursuing a career in nursing to learn about prerequisites, accelerated programs and gaining hands on experience. Please complete this form to receive updates and meeting announcements.