International Medical Fraternity

Our Guiding Principles – Philanthropy | Deity | Equity | Education

Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity (PhiDE) strongly condemns all acts of racism, injustice, and brutality. These acts are unacceptable, reprehensible, and intolerable. We stand in solidarity with our black and African American members and those affected by inequality and discrimination of all types. This impacts our PhiDE family on so many levels – as humans, as professionals, and as physicians. Equity is one of our core values and it is not just the absence of discrimination, but also the presence of values and systems that ensure fairness and justice. We must be vigilant in defending our values and each other on a daily basis.

Facta-Non-Verba: Deeds Not Words.

About Us

In October of 1904, Aaron Brown and eight of his friends founded Phi Delta Epsilon at Cornell University Medical College.

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Our Mission

Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles.

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History

In October of 1904, Aaron Brown and eight of his friends founded Phi Delta Epsilon at Cornell University Medical College. At that time, there were many doors closed to Jewish medical students and physicians, doors which would not fully open until after World War II.

In 1904, it was not uncommon for American medical schools to have quotas limiting admission of Jewish students, and medical fraternities. So Aaron Brown and his friends decided they would start their own fraternal organization, guided by the precepts of philanthropy, deity, and equity.

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