Health Professions Advising is now accepting applications from eligible students for AED. Please review the followng criteria and if interested and eligible, please complete this application (please DOWNLOAD it to access the fillable pdf) and upload it to this Google Form. Deadline is April 30, 2021.
  1. Must be enrolled in program designed for preparation for post baccalaureate study leading to an advanced degree in health professions
  2. Must have completed 3 semesters of health preprofessional studies with an overal cumulative GPA of 3.20 and a cumulative GPA of 3.20 in the sciences (biology, chemisty, physics and math)
  3. Must have demonstrated an interest in health professions by shadowing, service/volunteer, research or club invovlement relevant to healthcare



Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national honor society founded in 1926 to recognize and to encourage excellence in students seeking careers in the health professions. The society now boasts 190 chapters and over 160,000 members of which about 7000 are current undergraduates. Saint Joseph’s began the Pennsylvania Eta Chapter of AED in 1968 and has inducted over 1300 members in the past 51 years. Membership is selective and students must meet the academic standards of the organization by maintaining a minimum 3.3 grade point average in both their science courses and overall curriculum, as well as demonstrating a commitment to the health professions. Students are eligible for membership beginning in the spring semester of their sophomore year.

For the Fall 2020 issue of the Scalpel Magazine, please click here.

For more information about the SJU chapter, please contact Lisa Hansinger, Assistant Director for Health Professions Advising, at

For more information on the national AED organization, please visit here.