Doctor's Desk

ABOUT

Historical Perspective:

 

On April 28, 1926, fifteen premedical students at the University of Alabama met with Dr. Jack Montgomery, their premedical advisor and professor of organic chemistry, to formalize the organization of a new premedical honor society. Baylor University, Samford University, The University of Texas, and the University of South Carolina established chapters in 1928-29. At the first national convention at the University of Alabama on April 18, 1930, ten members representing five chapters and one petitioning group were in attendance.

Today:

From these modest beginnings, Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) has today become the world's largest Honor Society exclusively serving premedical education, with a membership exceeding 144,000 in 180 chapters. The University of Texas chapter has over 100 members and is the university's most prestigous and selective pre-health honor society.

The Future:

We hope AED will continue to grow and expand, not just within the university but within the entire Austin community. We hope to continue to increase in numbers and command a strong presence within the greater community.