Membership

How To Join

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Phi Delta Epsilon has three types of membership: Premedical, Medical, and Graduate.

The student chapter is the base of the Fraternity’s structure. Friendships are established there. All communications flow through the chapter and the benefits of membership in PhiDE are received through active participation in chapter activities and events.

Premedical and Medical students interested in becoming members of PhiDE, must start and/or join a chapter of PhiDE on their campus. To discover if a chapter at your already University exists or is active, please email phide@phide.org. Physicians may join with or without a local active graduate club.

Through a host of planned activities during the academic year, students develop the leadership and professional skills, which complement a basic understanding of medical science. When the time comes to apply for medical school and to match for residency, active membership in PhiDE is evidence of that a student is well rounded and motivated. There are also many chapter activities to help relieve the stress of studying.

The Philosophy: Work hard and play hard

Intramural sports, group study sessions, banquets, ski trips and Sunday brunches with area doctors – the PhiDE social scene can’t be beat. And there is something for everyone. PhiDE members have many opportunities to develop relationships on both a personal and professional level that last a lifetime.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are some of the benefits of membership in PhiDE?

Starting a chapter of Phi Delta Epsilon is an exciting venture, especially for those students that accept the challenge of starting a new organization on campus. There are many benefits in starting a chapter of PhiDE. These include leadership possibilities, forming an organization the way the students want to, and gaining valuable experience that will help you succeed in the future.

In addition, by joining PhiDE, students join an elite group of future and current physicians who are committed to keeping their skills sharp and careers on track. Phi Delta Epsilon sponsors leadership and career building seminars internationally, which allow members to network with physicians and members of other chapters. PhiDE is the oldest and largest medical fraternity in the World.

How long does it take to become a chapter of PhiDE?

Some groups take longer than others. It could take a semester to a full calendar year before your group is chartered but you will be eligible for many of the same opportunities and will have access to all our educational resources.

How do I start a chapter of Phi Delta Epsilon at my school?

The basic requirements for starting a premedical chapter of PhiDE are:

University must be an accredited 4 year institution

  • Approval from the Student Activities Office to be added as an official student organization
  • Approval from the CEO of the Fraternity
  • Minimum of 25 premedical student members
  • Have at least one faculty advisor and one graduate advisor
  • Coordinate one service activity
  • Host a Fraternity Lecture
  • Organize a petition for our Board of Directors
  • Pay all international and local fees
  • Complete a membership education program

The basic requirements for starting a medical chapter of PhiDE are:

  • Medical College or University must be accredited
  • Approval from the Medical School to be added as an official student organization
  • Approval from the CEO of the Fraternity
  • Minimum of 25 medical student members
  • Have at least one faculty advisor and one graduate advisor
  • Coordinate one service activity
  • Host a Fraternity Lecture
  • Organize a petition for our Board of Directors
  • Pay all international and local fees
  • Complete a membership education program

Premedical Chapters

The PhiDE Premedical Program: PhiDE addresses the needs of premedical students

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Cognizant of the need for information and support among premedical students, PhiDE eagerly accepted the call to assist the undergraduate students interested in a career in medicine. In 1993, the International Fraternity of Phi Delta Epsilon embarked on the development of the PhiDE premedical program. Membership in the Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity is now open to undergraduate students considering a career in the practice of medicine and actively pursuing a medical curriculum.

To accomplish these objectives, PhiDE has mobilized its most important resource – the membership – to develop and implement the premedical program. PhiDE will strive to connect its premedical members with its medical students practicing physicians, and emeritus members – a network of more than 35,000 members through whom the premedical members can gain first-hand information about medical school and the medical profession.

PhiDE is committed to supporting a new generation of health care professionals and addressing the complex agendas of today’s men and women seeking careers in medicine. The fundamental objectives of the premedical program are to provide the resources and information to assist the undergraduate students in making an informed choice in selecting medicine as a career, deciding which medical school to attend, and preparing for medical school and the practice of medicine.

PhiDE has developed a variety of educational programming for its premedical chapters to sponsor, including panel discussions, hospital tours, distinguished lectures and seminars. Each premedical student member will receive a subscription to PhiDE’s publication, the PhiDE News and Scientific Journal, and access to our Internet Forum. In addition, the premedical members receives a Fraternity pin, membership certificate, membership ID card and discounts on PhiDE sponsored credit card and insurance programs. This and more, is available to premedical students as the PhiDE premedical program continues to grow and prosper, offering new and relevant benefits for those considering a career in medicine.

Medical Chapters

The PhiDE Medical Program: PhiDE addresses the needs of medical students

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Phi Delta Epsilon was founded in 1904 as a professional fraternity supporting the need for camaraderie and mentoring among medical students. Since then, the membership has changed dramatically but the mission and objectives of our organization remain the same. PhiDE provides educational opportunities, supports philanthropic projects, and serves as a foundation for the development of relationships among medical professionals throughout the entire spectrum of a medical career.

PhiDE is committed to supporting a new generation of health care professionals and addressing the complex agendas of today’s men and women seeking careers in medicine. The fundamental objectives of the medical program are to provide the resources and information to assist the medical students in making an informed choice in selecting medicine as a career, deciding which specialty to pursue, and preparing for residency training and the practice of medicine

To accomplish these objectives, PhiDE has mobilized its most important resource – the membership – to develop and implement the medical student program. PhiDE will strive to connect its medical student members with its premedical students, practicing physicians, and emeritus members – a network of more than 35,000 members through whom the medical student members can gain first-hand information about the medical profession.

PhiDE has developed a variety of educational programming for its medical chapters to sponsor, including panel discussions, hospital tours, distinguished lectures and seminars. Each medical student member will receive a subscription to PhiDE’s publication, the PhiDE News and Scientific Journal, and access to our Internet Forum. In addition, the medical student member receives a Fraternity pin, membership certificate, membership ID card and discounts on PhiDE sponsored credit card and insurance programs. This and more, is available to medical students as the PhiDE medical program continues to grow and prosper, offering new and relevant benefits for those considering a career in medicine.

For More Information

To discover if a chapter at your already university exists or is active, please email phide@phide.org

Learn About PhiDE

MISSION STATEMENT

Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.

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. Read More