Sigma Mu Delta

Sigma Mu Delta

Infobox Fraternity
letters=ΣΜΔ
name=Sigma Mu Delta
colors= Red
Blue
symbol=The Caduceus
motto="Praevaleti Uniter
Prevailing Together
"
crest=
founded=February 9, 1994
birthplace=UC Davis
type=Professional
scope=Premedical
address=
city=Davis
state=California
country=USA
chapters=2 Active
lifetime=250+
members=80+
homepage=http://www.sigmamudelta.com/
free_label=Nickname
free=SMD
free_label=Founders
free=Roger Fong
Jeffrey Lin
Vincent Mai
P. Peregrino
Andy Pham
Duc Tran
Khai Tran
Loc Trieu
Richard Yee
Steve Young
Sun Young

Sigma Mu Delta (ΣΜΔ) is a pre-medical fraternity founded at University of California, Davis in 1994. It is the first organization of its kind on the West coast. Currently, Sigma Mu Delta has chapters at University of California, Davis and University of California, Berkeley. Membership is not limited to just pre-med students, but also to those pursuing other health care fields.

History

Alpha Chapter

Sigma Mu Delta was founded by eleven pre-medical undergraduates at the University of California at Davis on February 9, 1994. With the shared goal of forming a bond between pre-medical students on campus and of motivating each other in their pursuit of becoming physicians, the eleven founding fathers created a fraternity that was based upon the principles of Brotherhood, Education, and Dedication.

These ideals were first recognized by three of its founding fathers: Roger Fong, Duc Tran, and Loc Trieu. What began as an MCAT study group, these three individuals formed a strong friendship. Even after the MCAT, their support for one another continued as there existed an unselfishness of teaching, learning, and sharing among them. It was this strong bond that made them feel more confident in their studies and medical school application process.

Soon thereafter, having realized the benefits of sharing knowledge and experience among peers, the three expanded their circle of friendship to the eleven young men who would form the Founding Class of Sigma Mu Delta's Alpha Chapter. These eleven individuals established the rituals and symbols of the fraternity, and developed the ceremonies of initiation and activation, which have been carried out during each pledge term. They successfully created a strong foundation for future brothers of the fraternity to rely upon as pledges and actives.

Beta Chapter

With the ever increasing desire to expand the brotherhood, members of the Alpha Chapter pledged the UC Berkeley Charter Class in Fall 2003. The 20 founding members were a diverse group that became united in the ultra-competitive atmosphere of Berkeley's premedical community. The guidance, networking, and mutual support have contributed to the Chapter's astonishing 100% acceptance rate to graduate and medical school as of Spring 2007.

The process of becoming a well-known organization on campus is due in part by the collective work of its members. The brothers of the Beta Chapter have been dedicated leaders on campus and in the community, from ASUC senators to city commissioners and even military personnel. SMD is also affiliated with Kaplan which sponsors educational presentions and symposia on campus. The high standard of performance in and out of the classroom will ensure that Sigma Mu Delta continues to grow and prosper as the leading pre-medical student organization at Cal.

Member Success

A number of SMD alumni have gone on to a range of fields including public health, physician assistance, biotechnology, business, law, and teaching. Although collectively accepted to many more schools, below are only listed the health professional schools that alumni have attended or currently attend: US MD Medical Schools
*Albany Medical College
*Albert Einstein College of Medicine
*Boston University School of Medicine
*Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
*Creighton University School of Medicine
*David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
*Drexel University College of Medicine
*Emory University School of Medicine
*Keck School of Medicine of USC
*Loma Linda University School of Medicine
*New York University School of Medicine
*Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
*Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago
*Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
*Tufts University School of Medicine
*UC Davis School of Medicine
*UC Irvine School of Medicine
*University of New Mexico School of Medicine
*University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
*Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
*Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Osteopathic DO Medical School
*Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
*Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
*Midwestern University
*Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
*Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
*Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
*Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
*West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Foreign MD Medical Schools
*Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara School of Medicine (Mexico)
*King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry (UK)
*St. George's University School of Medicine (Grenada)
*Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine (Philippines) Dental Schools
*Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
*University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
*University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry Veterinary Schools
*UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Optometry
*Southern California College of Optometry Chiropractic
*Palmer College of Chiropractic (San Jose, CA)

Nursing
*Samuel Merritt College

Other Affiliates

Kappa Gamma Delta is SMD's sister sorority with whom a wide range of events are held each semester. Kappa Gamma Delta often participates in events co-sponsored by Sigma Mu Delta including the MCAT Panel with Kaplan, and the BiAnnual Fraternity Games.

External links

* [http://www.sigmamudelta.com Sigma Mu Delta]


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