- Sigma Mu Delta
name=Sigma Mu Delta
February 9, 1994
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, Davisand University of California, Berkeley. Membership is not limited to just pre-med students, but also to those pursuing other health care fields.
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.
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.
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
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 MedicineForeign 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 MedicineOptometry
Southern California College of OptometryChiropractic
Palmer College of Chiropractic(San Jose, CA)
Samuel Merritt College
Kappa Gamma Deltais 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.
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