Academics: Special Academic Programs and Offerings

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Student Opportunities and Organizations

Donor Consortium Project

The mission of the Donor Consortium for the Spelman College Health Careers Program is concerned with providing financial and intellectual resources to students who seek careers in the health and allied health professions at Spelman College. These resources provide vital scholarship awards and community internships to students of merit in hopes of supporting the professional academic goals of the individual.

Dignity Health Scholars

Formerly known as the Catholic Healthcare West, Dignity Scholars was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in San Francisco. CHW is the eighth largest not-for-profit hospital provider. This program initiative is designed to attract, engage and prepare Spelman students from California, Arizona and Nevada for careers in health, allied healthand healthcare administration. CHW will also provide opportunities to all Spelman students thus enhancing their exposure to the many career options in these fields.

Health Careers Program Student Organizations

Health Careers Club The Health Careers Club us a student run organization, which provides students with opportunities to engage in in-depth exploration of varioushealth/allied health professions through visits to health-care facilities and health-training institutions. Direct interactions with role models are possible through volunteer programs in local health facilities and through on-campus participation
in lectures or discussions, seminars and other activities with a focus in health. First-year students are inducted into the Health Careers Club at the Georgia Dwelle, M.D. Fall Reception.

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Health Pre-Professional Honor Society

Epsilon Delta (AED) was founded in 1926 at the University of Alabama. In 1997, the Atlanta University (AUC) at Morehouse College started its charter. Students inducted into this honor society demonstrated academic excellence in the sciences and their overall undergraduate tenure. The Georgia Delta Chapter is only the second chapter of AED established at a Historically Black College and University. AED is a national pre-medical honor society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and others.

The Society welcomes all students engaged in the pursuit of a professional healthcare career. AED offers opportunities for intellectual and professional developments, provide a forum for students with common interests, and extend a program of service to benefit the college/ university community.