Organizations & Affiliations
APHOS (Association of Pre-health Oriented Students) is an organization for all pre-health students interested in fields such as medicine, dentistry, and the allied health professions. Also, APHOS is important if you are interested in applying to the premedical honor society (Alpha Epsilon Delta).
APHOS sponsors a number of activities every semester that are intended to provide students interested in health-related fields prepare for their future careers. During the bi-weekly meeting APHOS typically host one or more speakers who offer valuable information about health-related careers, MCAT/DAT strategies, medical school admissions applications, personal statements and the interview process.
The club also sponsors or participates in several charity and volunteer events (in the past we have participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5-Mile Walk, the Walk to Cure Diabetes, and a fund-raiser for the Make-a-Wish Foundation). The APHOS officers have several new ideas for this year, and we encourage our members to make more suggestions through the bulletin board on the Pre-Health Students' Blackboard site.
Adviser for APHOS and AED:
Dr. Beverly Clendening
Room 326, Gittleson Hall
Phone: (516) 463-5528
Senior Assistant Dean for Advisement
Room 202, Davidson Hall
Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) is a national Pre-Med Honor Society. Hofstra's chapter of AED inducts new members every spring. The requirement for membership are as follows:
1) Completion of three (3) semesters at Hofstra;
2) 3.0 G.P.A. in science courses; and
3) 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.
4) volunteer and/or clinical experience
The Alpha Lambda Chapter of Beta Beta Beta is the Biological Honors Society at Hofstra University. The group strives to have at least one event each semester to raise money for important biology-related causes as well as to foster community in Hofstra’s Biology Department. Recent events included Pie a Professor and βalloon βursts for βeta to raise money for Relay for Life and to provide supplies for the Tomas de Berlanga School, an underprivileged school in Galápagos, Ecuador. The group also invites and hosts a seminar speaker for the Biology Department Seminar Series each academic year.
New members are inducted in the Spring semester each academic year. Induction is by invitation only and requires a 3.4 GPA in all biology courses, a 3.0 overall GPA and at least 3 Biology courses completed at Hofstra. For more information, please contact Dr. DiAngelo (Justin.DiAngelo@hofstra.edu), the faculty advisor.