International Medical Fraternity

Our Guiding Principles – Philanthropy | Deity | Equity | Education

Inclusion Statement: (Based on our Founding Precept of Equity)

In Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity, we celebrate and support difference rather than just accepting it. Each member contributes to inclusion and our culture is the result of our commitment and collaboration. As current and future physicians, we believe every person and patient should be treated with equity and respect. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, military service, veteran status, age, non-disqualifying disability, religious preference, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin.

Stand for the Kids- October 20, 2021

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Stand for the Kids is Phi Delta Epsilon's International Philanthropy day. Every chapter across the world raises money and awareness for their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. To help donate please visit our Donor Drive

Read more about PhiDE and our connection to CMN Hospitals Here.

To read more about CMNH’s amazing work, please visit their website

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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Go Abroad with PhiDE

Trying to figure out summer plans for next year while gaining medical experience for medical school? Go abroad with PhiDE and study in England to learn more click the links below.


PhiDE teams up with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in our effort to give back!

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Our Mission

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

Our Vision

We develop physicians who positively impact the world, inspire others to greatness, and lead by example.

Our Guiding Principles & Precepts

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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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