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 pre-health sciences.
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.
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
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.
Programs of Study
The Biology Department has several different programs of study available.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
As a student, the best way to get involved is to get to know the faculty, learn their interests, and find out more about their research programs.