Stephanie Prater, a 2007 graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s School of Arts and Sciences, has been accepted into Iota Epsilon Alpha honor society at St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies.
Members receive the honor of being recognized at their medical graduation ceremonies for the maintenance of their academic excellence and enhancement of the lives of Grenadians. “I am very lucky to be a part of something so beneficial to myself and others,” said Prater, who was accepted into St. George’s University in January 2011 and is pursuing her doctor of medicine degree.
The honor society was founded on the principles that include academic excellence, integrity, leadership, compassion and philanthropy. Although it is an academic society, its precepts are grounded in promoting humanitarianism and moral integrity.
IEA has contributed significantly to the local habitants of Grenada, through efforts in charity fundraising for various homes for the elderly, disabled and orphaned children, and in the continued health education of local residents.
Prater, who majored in biology and minored in chemistry at PBA, said she always has had an interest in medical science. After graduating from PBA in 2007, she accepted a position as a research technician in the Cancer Biology Department at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Fla.
She said her decision to continue her studies came from her desire to interact one-on-one with patients.