We have two types of membership: local and national.
Local membership includes a yearly fee of $15 to the AED Treasurer.
Paying this fee is the only requirement for becoming a local member. There is no paperwork.
Benefits of local membership include:
- being able to attend volunteer events
- receiving discounts on MCAT courses from Kaplan and The Princeton Review
- participation in the points program for a free MCAT course
- participation in the auction for a reduced-price MCAT course
- invitations to our banquets
- other opportunities and events that are not available to non-members.
The national dues are completely separate from local dues. To become a national member
you must fill out the national application and pay the one-time fee of $75.
National membership and dues are required if you want to legally put AED on your resume and/or become an officer.
The requirements for national membership include:
- an overall and science GPA of 3.2
of at least three semesters (five quarters) of pre-health education (transfer and PSEO credits are accepted)
- good standing
with your local chapter
- the national membership fee of $75
Include unofficial transcripts from all college coursework when you submit the national application to the local AED Treasurer. Leave the initiation date and
adviser/secretary signature areas blank.
Submit your completed national application, fees and unofficial transcripts to your local AED Treasurer. The treasurer will ensure that your application is validated and receives the proper endorsements before being sent into the National AED Office. The application is not valid until it receives approval from the local chapter, so do not submit your application to the national office.
National membership is not required for
attending any of our meetings or participating in local events; however, not being a local member
may prevent you from attending some of our special events such as volunteering, social activities and the spring banquet.