President's Message

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) is Louisiana State University’s pre-professional health honor society dedicated to pre-medical students. AED serves as a student organization to provide its members with service opportunities in the Greater Baton Rouge community and to expose them to a wide variety of medical specialties. Our goal is to help build successful medical school applicants that are compassionate and community focused. AED strives to provide our members with service, clinical, and leadership opportunities.

AED holds meetings every two weeks designed to expose students to career options within the healthcare field. At each meeting, guest speakers share their experiences, advice, and guidance with our members. These speakers include medical students, residents, and physicians of numerous specialties including cardiology, internal medicine, and pediatrics. In addition, we annually host our Dean’s Convocation where the Deans of Admission from both LSU medical schools speak on what they look for in applicants. This event allows our members to network and connect with the Deans. We also host a Mock Interview with one of the Deans to prepare our members for the rigors of the interview process. We believe in the power of community service as future medical professionals, so we provide our members with numerous opportunities to volunteer in the Greater Baton Rouge Area and on LSU’s campus including Hearts and Hooves, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Mighty Moms, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

I am honored to serve as the 2021-2022 AED President, and I will continuously work to better the organization for each and every one of you! I have served on the AED Executive Board for the past two years, so I am prepared and excited to assume the role of president. If you are a current member or are considering joining, please feel free to email me or any of the officers with any questions. We are eager and ready to serve you! I am looking forward to having a productive and monumental year for AED!

Emily Otken

2021-2022 President

AED LA Beta Chapter

Membership Shout-outs

If you or your AED friend recently accomplished something pre-health related, please let us know here, so we can share it on social media and congratulate you! You will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an AED shirt or gift card!

MCAT Prep Course Auction

AED is auctioning off a Princeton Review MCAT Essentials Course that is worth $2799! To participate, please fill out this form and enter your bid in this spreadsheet (also found at the bottom of the form). The auction will close Wednesday, Nov. 17th at 11:59 pm. Email aed.labeta@gmail.com with any questions!

AED National Convention

If you are interested in attending the National Convention in the Spring of 2022 in Nashville or if you have some questions about the trip, join us on Zoom for a short meeting at the end of the general meeting this Wednesday.

Meeting ID: 715 812 2978

AED Finals Study Night

Come study with your AED friends in a stress-free environment in the Magnolia Room (301-LSU Student Union) on Nov. 30th from 5 pm-8 pm. Snacks will be provided!

Premedical/Predental Review Committee

If you plan to use the Premedical/Predental Review Committee for the 2023 application cycle, you must attend a mandatory information meeting in 130 Nicholson Hall. You can choose any of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, November 17th, 5:30 pm

  • Thursday, November 18th, 5:30 pm

  • Monday, November 22nd, 5:30 pm​

Fall 2021 Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, September 14: Informational Meeting

Wednesday, September 29: Dr. O'Neal - Infectious Diseases

Tuesday, October 12: Dean's Convocation

Wednesday, October 27: Mock Interview POSTPONED

Tuesday, November 9: U.S. Army Neonatologist

Wednesday, November 17: Mock Interview VIRTUAL 6 PM

Zoom Link: click here

All meetings will be held at 7:00 PM in the Royal Cotillion Ballroom (unless otherwise noted)

Join Our Mailing List and Listserv

To join the AED Email list, use your Tiger Email Account to email aedemail@gmail.com with your name and tiger email address. Unfortunately, we cannot accept non-LSU email addresses due to the formatting of our list serve. Use this link to sign up for TigerLink so LSU officially recognizes you as a member of AED. To receive text message reminders for meetings and service drives, text the following codes corresponding to your graduation year to 81010:

Freshmen: @LSUaed2025

Sophomores: @LSUaed2024

Juniors: @aed2023

Seniors: @LSUaed2022

Follow AED on Social Media!

Instagram: lsu_aed (click here)

Twitter: LSUAED (click here)

Facebook: LSU Alpha Epsilon Delta (click here)

Online Used Textbook/MCAT Prep Materials

For anyone looking to buy or sell used textbooks or MCAT prep materials from other AED members, view our online book sale here. To add your own books to the sale, add in the information on the bottom of the spreadsheet. Note that MCAT prep materials are on the second sheet. To buy, simply contact the seller using the contact information provided to discuss drop off/meeting locations and payment. Email mbro249@lsu.edu with any questions.

AED Merchandise

AED apparel sale is now closed. T-shirt and hat pick-up will be on Friday, November 19th from 1-3 pm in LSB Annex. Sweatshirts have not arrived yet due to delays in manufacturing. Sweatshirt pickup and sale of extra merchandise is expected to occur when we return in January.

We are now selling stickers! These stickers are 2.9 square inches in full color, made with 6-mil matte vinyl and a removable, adhesive back (very good quality)!

How to Buy: $2.00 via Venmo or PayPal

Pick-up or buy at every meeting via Venmo/PayPal or EXACT cash (we will not have any change)!