This society is a student run and organized group designed to foster a sense of camaraderie between students as well as promoting empathy and generosity to the Philadelphia Community as a whole. Although focused primarily on Medicine, the Asclepius Society also draws its members from students interested in careers in the Allied Health Professions including Veterinary Science and Dentistry as well as those pursuing careers in Medical Research. Currently, membership inclusive of the committee stands at around 50 students. Meeting once a month, the Asclepius Society hears reports from its officers as well as talks by visiting speakers who in the past have included Dr. Alexis Lieberman (Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein Medical Center), Dr. Brandon Francis (Alumnus Class of 2001) (Resident at Rush University, Chicago, IL), Army and Navy Medical professionals and admissions officers from PCOM, Temple, Logan and other medical, dental and biomedical schools.
Being a good health care professional involves recognizing and helping others who are less fortunate. To promote community spirit, other important activities of the group include three to four fundraisers per semester and volunteer service (currently at Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Interac, Wellness Center and Philabundance). Fundraisers make on average around $1,000 per year which goes to help local and national charities including Philabundance and CARE.