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

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.

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.

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 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.