Members of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Premedical Honor Society participated in a service project at the Ronald McDonald House in Nashville on March 17. The students prepared a meal for the families and stayed and ate lunch with them. AED is a national premedical organization. As the name suggests, students in this group focus on entering allopathic medical school via leadership, education and philanthropic opportunities. This new Belmont student chapter was started in Fall 2012. For more information on AED, click here.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville is to “keep families close” by providing essential resources and a “home away from home” for families of critically ill children receiving inpatient or outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals. Programs run by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, the 32-bedroom Ronald McDonald House and the Ronald McDonald Family Room on the fifth floor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, offer a place for parents and family members to relax, refresh and experience the comforts of home while staying close to their sick child. For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Ronald McDonald House, click here.