Message from Our President
Welcome to the CA Epsilon chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta! Founded in 1978 with the goal of promoting interconnectedness within healthcare, starting with pre-health students, we are the only pre-professional health honor society at the University of California, Irvine. Now, more than 35 years later, our members come from varying interests including medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing, optometry, dentistry and much more. We aim to provide students interested in healthcare a platform to explore the field and to develop excellence in all that they pursue.
At UC Irvine, members of the CA Epsilon chapter embody and stand true to our chapter’s pillars of service, scholarship, and camaraderie. Coming from different backgrounds but uniting under a common interest in the healthcare field, we are each other’s support. We all know how difficult it is to navigate the waters as a pre-health student, but we’ve found the resources and guidance in AED to help us through our undergraduate years and beyond.
On behalf of the Cal Epsilon chapter, I would like to thank you for visiting our website and welcome you to explore our page for more information on our organization, programs, and members. In addition, I encourage you to be a part of the AED family. If you have any further questions or concerns about our honor society, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Alpha Epsilon Delta
OUR THREE PILLARS
Everyone knows what it feels like to be lost and directionless in college, to not know how to get to where you want to be, or maybe even what your future might hold. When I joined AED almost 3 years ago, I didn't realize how much it would change the course of my undergrad years at UCI, but I knew I made the right choice by surrounding myself with like-minded pre-health students who were also passionate and driven individuals. AED provided me countless opportunities for personal and professional growth, and definitely shaped me into the person I am today by helping define my dreams and making them a possible reality.
It's scary to put yourself out there, and it's even more difficult when you feel like you don't belong, but at times it takes a leap of courage to slip out of your comfort zone and do something that will help you realize your potential. As a commuter, I completely understood and experienced this, but I'm so glad I took that jump back then and ended up with a support system of amazing people who continue to motivate and inspire me. I hope you that leap for yourself and let AED be the family for you that it was for me.
Ariel Vu, Gamma Beta, Winter 2015
AED President 2016-2017
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