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ALPHA EPSILON DELTA
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) is an international honorary society for pre-professional health science students. The society organizes and presents frequent lectures by health professionals, admissions deans, and topics of interest to students whose career plans include medicine (including osteopathic and chiropractic medicine), veterinary medicine, optometry, dentistry, pharmacy, and the allied health professions. AED also organizes trips to professional and allied health schools in the state of Florida. News about upcoming programs can be found on the AED bulletin board located near 213 Conradi. Membership information can be obtained by contacting the Health Professions Advising Office, or the AED Advisor or President (see below).

Health Professions Advising Office 2140 COM 850-644-7678
AED Advisor Mr. Rob Borger 850-644-7678
aedfsu@yahoo.com

AMERICAN MEDICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is the largest independent national medical student organization. AMSA is student-governed, and is committed to representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. With a membership of nearly 30,000 medical students, pre-medical students, interns and residents from across the country, AMSA is committed to improving health care and health care delivery to all people, promoting active improvement in medical education, involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligation of the profession of medicine, assisting in the understanding and improvement of world health problems, contributing to the welfare of medical students, interns, residents, and post-MD/DO trainees, and advancing the profession of medicine. The association presents lectures by health professionals to students whose career plans include medicine, organizes and performs volunteer activities, and tours local hospitals. Membership information can be obtained by contacting the AMSA advisor.

AMSA Faculty Advisor Dr. Alice Pomidor alice.pomidor@med.fsu.edu 850-644-0352
AMSA Faculty Advisor Dr. Cynthia Vied cynthia.vied@med.fsu.edu 850-644-5781
FSU AMSA Pre-Med      

BETA BETA BETA (Tri-Beta)
Beta Beta Beta is a national honorary and professional fraternity of undergraduates of any major, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Tri-Beta promotes undergraduate research in Biology through publishing its undergraduates-only journal, Bios, holding meetings at which undergraduate research papers are presented in the style of graduate meetings, and awarding competitive research stipends to faculty supervisors who support undergraduate research and publication. Annual awards are given for outstanding student and chapter accomplishment. Members of the local chapter provide services to University, Department, and fellow students. Membership information can be obtained by contacting an advisor.

Dr. Debra A. Fadool dfadool@bio.fsu.edu 850-644-4775
Dr. James M. Fadool jfadool@bio.fsu.edu 850-644-3550

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE MENTORS PROGRAM
The Biological Science Mentor Program was established in spring 2001 by a group of concerned biological science majors and the department's undergraduate advising center. Biology mentors are usually junior- and senior-level students who volunteer their time to encourage and guide their peers. In addition to assisting the Undergraduate Advising Center with Preview and Orientation sessions, the mentors maintain an office in room 1067 of the King Life Science Building, where students may receive individual attention and peer counseling. The mentors also serve as needed on student and joint student/faculty committees for grade appeals. Students wishing to participate in this program should contact the advisor.

Biology Mentors Advisor
Erin Straszewski
1067D King Life Science Building estraszewski@fsu.edu    (850) 644-4781

   
FLORIDA PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP
FPIRG is a campus-wide public interest research group funded directly by the students of FSU. Biological Science majors with an interest in environmental and ecological issues are encouraged to participate in FPIRG activities and research. The FPIRG office is located in 322 Oglesby Union (850-644-2483).