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Mu Delta Rho
 The Pre-Health Professional Honor Society

The purpose of Mu Delta Rho is to:
Recognize academic achievements to date and encourage continued pursuit of academic excellence among pre-health two-year college students (studying for careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, allied health and others); nurture and develop the qualities required to be a good health care practitioner as described in the Hippocratic Oath; encourage members in their pursuit of excellence, knowledge and beneficence.

To achieve this purpose, Mu Delta Rho (MDR) shall provide the opportunity for the development of leadership as well as service to the campus and community; an open intellectual environment in which research, discussion, exchange and fellowship are encouraged in the pursuit of a career in the medical arts; and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
There is a one-time membership fee of $35, which includes lifetime membership, OCC transcript notation, eligibility for the Mu Delta Rho scholarship, and other exclusive membership benefits. In addition, you will become eligible to wear the distinctive Mu Delta Rho honors regalia upon graduation.

Eligibility Requirements
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 among OCC courses completed for the major/certificate
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Recognized qualities of character, citizenship and service
  • Completion of qualifying coursework (see lists below for pre-health and allied health applicants)
Eligibility for pre-health students includes:

Completion of 15 units of science prerequisite coursework from the following:
​BIOL A181  ​CHEM A110 ​PHYS A120
​BIOL A182/182L ​CHEM A130 ​PHYS A125
​BIOL A183/183L ​CHEM A180 ​PHYS A130
​BIOL A185 ​CHEM A185  ​PHYS A135
​BIOL A210 ​CHEM A220 ​PHYS A185
​BIOL A220/220H ​CHEM A221 ​PHYS A280
​BIOL A225/225H   ​CHEM A225 ​PHYS A285
​BIOL A281 CHEM A226
​BIOL A282 
​BIOL A283  

Eligibility for OCC Allied Health students includes:
Completion of 15 units or 50% (whichever is less) of required core coursework (prerequisite courses cannot count toward the 15 units); for a list of applicable core courses, refer to the OCC catalog: