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Organizations & Affiliations

AMSA (American Medical Student Association) is an organization for pre-med students.

AMSA (previously as APHOS, the Association of Pre-health Oriented Students) sponsors a number of activities every semester that are intended to provide students interested in medically related fields prepare for their future careers. During the bi-weekly meeting AMSA typically hosts one or more speakers who offer valuable information about medical careers, MCAT 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 AMSA officers have several new ideas for this year, and we encourage our members to make more suggestions through the bulletin board on the Pre-Med Students' Blackboard site.

Adviser for AMSA and AED:
Dr. Beverly Clendening
Room 326, Gittleson Hall
Phone: (516) 463-5528
E-mail

Pre-Health Adviser:
Ellen DaVolio
Senior Assistant Dean for Advisement
Room 202, Davidson Hall
(516) 463-4958
E-mail



BIOLOGY CLUB AND HONOR SOCIETIES

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. Izquierdo (Javier.A.Izquierdo[at]hofstra.edu) or Dr. Rigel (Nathan.Rigel[at]hofstra.edu), the faculty advisors.