What is MED?
Mu Epsilon Delta was founded in 1965 on the campus of the University of
Tennessee at Martin. The co-ed fraternity is a service organization and is
recognized by the University as such. It functions as a non-profit,
national health science, honor and service pre-professional organization and
operates for the benefit of its members. Ever since it's founding, MED has
been an invaluable resource for those students pursuing a career in the allied
How do I become a member and what are the requirements?
In the fall of each year and sometimes in the spring, MED
accepts new pledges from the field interests listed below. If you wish to
become a member you must enter a pledge period that lasts for one
semester. The pledgeship has few requirements to fulfill in order for a
pledge to become an active member. Two of the requirements are that pledge
volunteer ten hours of community service and field experience as well as
maintaining a 2.75 GPA to remain active.
What does MED do?
The organization invites a wide variety of speakers to come
and talk to the group about particular fields of study. This provides the
possibility of a one-on-one conversation with someone in a field that interests
the members, or to ask questions in a more personal manner.
We also participate in many school activities. We sponsor teams for
co-recreational sports that are played throughout the year. These sports
include volleyball, basketball, softball, and football. This is an
excellent way for all students to not only meet people, but to get out and enjoy
their college life as well. We encourage our members to play or just come
out to cheer on their fellow members.
We also stay active by volunteering at area nursing homes, hosting blood drives,
and volunteering at area hospitals. This gives members a chance to gain
experience within the medical profession.
Dr. Ann Gathers and Dr. James Smart, Faculty Advisors
Pre-Professional Programs represented by MED:
All Allied Health Fields
(Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pre-Vet, Medical Technology, Health
Information Management, Cytotechnology, Dental Hygiene)
For more information about MED, please contact the Department of Biological
Sciences at (731)881-7170.