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Biology Clubs

Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta), Tau Iota Chapter

UNC’s chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the National Biology Honor Society, is the Tau Iota Chapter. Begun in 2004, it has already gained the respect of the biology faculty and the Chapel Hill community through its philanthropies.

Members have routinely volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House by preparing meals for the residents of the house. Members have also offered their time and services around the biology department.  Tri-Beta members have made an effort to give back to their instructors by giving teaching assistant awards to graduate students at the end of every semester.

Currently, the officers are working with the biology department to devise a mentoring program for transfer students and freshmen who may be in need of peer advising. In addition, the members also hold peer advising hours during registration to aide students in need of opinions from fellow classmates. The organization is also attempting to educate fellow science majors about career options with a bachelor’s degree in a science by holding career panels.

Members enjoy certain benefits as well. They receive information about research opportunities that other biology majors may not and they also have the opportunity to hear a variety of speakers, including a UNC medical school and graduate school interviewer.

Through participation and dedication from its members and officers, this organization has grown dramatically since its resurrection. In doing so, it has been able to reach out to the university and Chapel Hill community in more ways than originally imagined.

For more information:  http://unctribeta.web.unc.edu/

Tri Beta Biology Faculty Advisor = Dr Cathy Lohmann:  clohmann@email.unc.edu

Tri-Beta 2016-17 Co-Presidents:

Madeline Douglas: mgdougla@live.unc.edu and Danielle Spitzer:  dspitzer@live.unc.edu

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Epsilon Delta, AED, is UNC’s pre-health honor society. Our goal is to provide our members with valuable resources and experiences that help guide them on their way to professional careers in health care. Most of our members are pre-med, but we have other members interested in all areas of the health care industry.

AED is also a service fraternity. Our members perform a minimum of 12 hours of service each semester. In the process, we give back to our community and get to know each other along the way. The variety of service projects we offer is an exciting facet of our organization. Our members participate in projects such as Habitat for Humanity, creation and distribution of “Crisis Cards”, as well as blood drives for various campus affiliated medical services.

Our members also get to know each other very well throughout the semesters. We study, go dancing, have dinners and coffees, and do a host of other things together. We also get to know more about health-care and medical fields through our guest speakers whom we invite on a regular basis. AED hosts a medical school panel annually. The panel is made up of the Deans from the four North Carolina medical schools: UNC, ECU, Wake Forest, and Duke. This panel gives us an opportunity to ask questions and get both general and specific information on each of these programs. In the fall, we also sponsor an annual AED Health Fair, where representatives from pre-professional schools from all around the country attend in order to provide information about their programs to undergraduates in the Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh area.

The mission of our Society is: to encourage and recognize excellence in premedical scholarship; to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of premedical education; to promote communication between medical and premedical students and educators; to provide a forum for students with common interests; and to use its resources to benefit health organizations, charities and the community.

For more information:  http://www.unc.edu/student/orgs/aed/index.html

Carolina Pre-Med Association

The Carolina Pre-Med Association provides information to undergraduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill who want to pursue careers in the health fields after graduation. The club also gives information on how students can achieve their goals of medical school by inviting speakers to give lectures on certain aspects of the admissions process (i.e. interviews, undergraduate extra-curricular and applications). Another dimension of the club is to not only give information on service opportunities on the Carolina campus, but also provide members with activities. For example, in the first year of the club’s creation, an underclassman/upperclassman buddy system was created so that younger students could get the benefit of juniors’ and seniors’ experiences as pre-health undergraduates. CPMA has also close ties to both Kaplan and Princeton Review, which offers members certain benefits such as a discount on MCAT classes and graduate test prep class as well as up-to-date information on the services of the companies.

For more information:  https://studentlife.unc.edu/organization/carolina-premedical-association

Pre-Veterinary Association

The Pre-Veterinary Club is a student organization at UNC-Chapel Hill that was founded for the purpose of providing a source through which students may learn about the veterinary profession. Our objectives are to a) to promote and stimulate interest in the field of veterinary medicine; b) to provide a resource for pre-veterinary students to obtain information regarding his/her specific field of study; c) to encourage service projects within the university and surrounding community; and d) to provide the opportunity for interaction with students having similar aspirations. We arrange regular meetings in which we invite university representatives, doctors (DVM and PhD), etc. to speak in order to increase our understanding of the veterinary profession.

https://studentlife.unc.edu/organization/prevet-club-of-uncch

Pre-Dental Association, Delta Delta Sigma

The Pre-Dental Honor Society at UNC-Chapel Hill is an undergraduate student organization whose members share a common interest in developing a career in dentistry. During the fall and spring semesters, in conjunction with the School of Dentistry, Delta Delta Sigma hosts a series of introduction to dentistry seminars. We invite guest lecturers from within the dental community to speak about their respective disciplines. Our organization introduces basic career aspects of general dentistry as well as dental specialties to all of our members.

Delta Delta Sigma also provides guidance to its members throughout their undergraduate education and the dental school application process. Our members are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and to volunteer within the dental field and the community at large. The social and academic support network that is Delta Delta Sigma gives our members a clear advantage as potential dental students.

For more information:  http://deltadeltasigma.web.unc.edu/