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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.
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.
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Our Epsilon Zeta medical chapter was installed on April 4th at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Steve Soldinger, International Fraternity President and Dr. Barbara Isaacs, Foundation Board officer, presided over the ceremony.


Our GA Gamma chapter at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA became our newest premedical addition on April 25th. Dr. Lowell D. Katz, Foundation Board Treasurer, attended with initiation team members from GA Alpha at Oglethorpe University.


Our Phi chapter at the University of Louisville sponsored Vice President of Recruitment, Steve Richards, to jump into the Ohio River in freezing weather on behalf of Special Olympics. Steve raised over $500 for the cause and lost a bet to wear a purple tutu made by fellow chapter members.

Chapters like CA Beta at University of California San Diego have been raising money for our International Philanthropic partner, Children's Miracle Network. CA Beta raised over $800 at their Annual Duck Race on campus.


University of Central Florida colony officers acted as Phi Delta Epsilon ambassadors during a part of the Children's Miracle Network Celebration at Disney World. They met over 60 Champions from around the world. Want to meet your local Champion? Visit www.cmn.org.


CA Iota at University of California Berkeley hosted an Easter Theatre and health table for children in mid-April. Fraters shared health tips through games and plays and even had the Easter Bunny on hand for a visit!


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