Biology Clubs and Organizations

Phi Delta Epsilon (Pre-Med Fraternity

Phi Delta Epsilon is the largest organization of pre-medical students at the University of Akron. We are a co-ed group of pre-professionals who meet weekly on campus. Our goal is to foster a community of competent, compassionate and informed pre-medical students whom are formidable applicants to medical education programs, while having fun along the way. Each semester, we host a variety of social, professional and educational events to help all members succeed on their path to becoming a physician, while making connections with other like-minded, driven individuals. We conduct a recruitment campaign at the beginning of each semester, and are always looking for new members that exemplify our ideals and mission. If you are looking for a close-knit student group that is serious about medicine and enjoying the journey, we would love to get to know you! Please contact us at ua.phide@gmail.com with any questions, and watch out for our recruitment advertisements in the upcoming semester!

Website: ua.phide@gmail.edu

Adam Schuller, President: ajs289@zips.uakron.edu

Pre-Dental Club

The purpose of The Pre-Dental Club is to educate students on the dental profession, help them with the dental school application process including DAT preparation, letters of recommendation, personal statements, etc., volunteer (i.e.teaching kids about dental hygiene), meet with admissions counselors from Ohio's dental schools, and visit those schools on their Pre-Dent Days.

Amanda Martin, President: adm158@zips.uakron.edu

Neuroscience Club

The Neuroscience Club includes a group of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the university that have a passion for neuroscience. The primary purpose of this organization is to expand its members’ knowledge of the field of neuroscience. This includes expanding the knowledge of its members and the community in diseases connected to the function of the nervous system, research methods in neuroscience, research opportunity in neuroscience, and careers that involve neuroscience through organized interactive events. The club has set goals to better inform the on-campus and neighboring community about both the subject of neuroscience as well as neuroscience-related careers. These goals include hosting a number of neuroscience related activities, neuroscience-themed seminar series and on-campus neuroscience activities, hosted by the Neuroscience Club every semester. To reach out to the off-campus community, a community service project or community event will be held every semester. This organization will enhance students’ ability to build relationships with individuals who possess a similar interest in neuroscience. Finally, The Neuroscience Club will promote professional and career development that will enrich the academic and social environment at The University of Akron.

Dr. Jordan Renna:  jrenna@uakron.edu

Pre-Optometry Club

Pre-Optometry Club is for students interested in the field of optometry. Optometry is a healthcare profession that centers around eye care, vision, visual processing, and visual systems. Pre-Optometry Club is an opportunity for interested students to learn about the field of optometry and connect with fellow Pre-Optometry students. In this club, we review prerequisites and steps needed in order for admission into optometry school, learn about advances in the field, visit optometry schools, offer advice and review for the OAT, and attend conferences associated with optometry.

Jenna Jamil, President: jrj50@zips.uakron.edu 

Pre-Pharmacy Society

This organization is for all Pre-Pharmacy students interested in learning more about the field. There will be many events where special guests will come speak about pharmacy school, the PCAT, and various possible career pathways. There will also be volunteering opportunities for those students who would like to give back to the community. This club can also be a place for students to meet and form study groups with their peers also majoring in Pre-Pharmacy.

Mason Hawes, President: mch100@zips.uakron.edu

Pre-Vet Club

The main goal of this club is to prepare and inform students looking to apply to veterinary graduate school. This includes visiting veterinary schools, preparing for the GRE, and learning what it truly takes to be a competitive applicant. For anyone interested in the animal field this is a great way to get involved and share an environment with fellow animal lovers!

Ashley Miihlbach,President: acm111@zips.uakron.edu 

Health Professions Affinity Community

  • The Health Professions Affinity Community (HPAC) program supports students as they identify personal and community resources and connect them to pressing community health concerns.
  • The goal of HPAC is to promote community health and student success by empowering students to implement health projects in their communities.
  • HPAC helps increase students’ academic scholarship, their ability to conduct research, and engagement within the community.
  • HPAC connects students with experts in the field and community agencies or organizations doing similar work.
  • HPAC members have the opportunity to present their project at the annual HPAC Scholars Day hosted by Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Contact: Magdalene Durbak:  mrd93@zips.uakron.edu

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