Become an official member to take advantage of everything that AED has to offer. Potential AED members are required to fill out an application and go through an interview process with one of the officers. Contact any officer by email and set up an appointment. You can view our availabilities here. Be sure to take a look at AED Merchandise if you are interested! Also, please attach your form of payment (cash or check made to UW AED) to the application and bring it to your interview. Interviews are informal, but be prepared to tell us why you want to be a part of AED!


There are two types of memberships:


(1) Affiliate Membership - $25 per academic year

Associate membership is valid for one year and must be renewed every academic year (each September). This membership entitles members to all of the services provided by our organization. Associate members will be inducted into the Chapter and given a membership certificate. There are no grade point or credit requirements for Associate Membership.

Our Affiliate Membership form is now open.

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(2) National Membership - $75 (one-time fee)

You must be an Associate Member for at least one year before applying for National Membership. If you're interested in a lifelong AED National Membership recognized by the official AED National Office in Virginia, please read the description from the National Office for instructions how to be entered into the permanent AED registry of lifelong members.

Note: If you are upgrading from an Associate Membership to a National Membership, the fee is still $75.

National Membership Requirements:

  • 5 quarters of health pre-professional studies

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.2

  • Science GPA (biology, math, physics, chemistry) of at least 3.2

  • Initiation date for Washington Beta Chapter

    • ​Recent previous ​initiation dates are:
      • 2018-2019:      June 1, 2019

      • 2017-2018:      May 22, 2018

      • 2016-2017:      May 2, 2017

      • 2015-2016:      May 10, 2016

      • 2014-2015:      May 26, 2015

To Apply:​

  • Complete the Science GPA Calculator and application. A GPA calculator can be found in the Academics section of MyUW. We will also need a copy of your unofficial transcript for verification.

  • Fill out the Application Form and upload the file to our Application Survey.

  • Applications must be typed except for your signature, and please be sure to leave the GPA section blank

  • Submit our National Membership Survey by April 13th, 2022. 

Need help determining your Science GPA?

Only BCPA courses make up the science GPA, learn more about them here:

Benefits of Membership

  • Community of like-minded individuals

  • Medical student mentorship

  • Officer mentorship

  • Physician shadowing program

  • Participation in AED philanthropy events

  • UWMC Surgical Training Suite tour (WISH)

  • Monthly social events

  • Fun!