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 PhiDE Inaugural 2020 Leadership Institutes

Thank you for a great 2020 Leadership Institute (LI). Held in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, our institutes were full of great moments.  Check out the link below for photos!

What is a Leadership Institute?

 An institute is an immersive living-learning experience rather than a conference where students choose an individual learning path. Chapters spend the entire weekend participating in activities, having tough but important discussions about the state of their chapter, and progress through the curriculum together. Through exploration of critical issues in thought-provoking activities, the program is intended to help identify the leader students want to be and where they can make the most impact in their chapter and community while preparing for their journey in medicine. Together they will define the challenges that our Fraternity faces today, and leave excited to address those challenges back on campus – all while developing skills that are useful in and out of PhiDE life.

About our 2020 Leadership Institute

The topics of discussion at the Leadership Institute focused on our knowledge that values are our core competency, continued education and narrative medicine helping to ensure connectivity. Together, these connect to the idea that Fraternity is something of inherent purpose. During our meetings, attendees explored what it means to live Facta-Non-Verba: Deeds not words. They left each weekend empowered with key resources to identify, address, and begin to resolve concerns within their chapter.

Celebrating Accomplishments

The Award of Excellence started in 2007 and is awarded  to all chapters nominated that  transcend our standards of excellence in  academics, service, program events, philanthropy, chapter operations, and dedication to the practice of medicine.  These chapters  will  also emanate the spirit and  camaraderie of  PhiDE.

Congratulations to the following chapters:

Canada Beta, Simon Fraser University

Epsilon Theta, Medical University Gdansk

Florida Alpha, Florida International University

Florida Epsilon, University of South Florida

Florida Gamma, University of Miami

Florida Zeta, Florida State University

Illinois Beta, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Delta, Loyola University Chicago

Louisiana Alpha, Tulane University

New Jersey Beta, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Nevada Alpha, University of Nevada, Reno

Ohio Delta, Case Western Reserve University

Ohio Gamma, Miami University

Ohio Zeta, The Ohio State University

Ohio Epsilon, University of Akron

South Carolina Beta, Clemson University

Beta Tau, Chicago Medical School

The Leadership Institute provides an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our Fraternity while targeting educational content to meet the contemporary challenges of students. We congratulate all awards recipients.

The Shipley Glick Award for Outstanding Medical Member  is an award given to one medical student who excels in exemplifying our values in all facets of fraternity life.

Juliana Orrego Castellanos,  Epsilon Theta

The Phoenix Award for the Most improved Chapter is presented to  the one chapter which showed the most improvement  over the previous  year  in  all aspects of academics, service, program events, philanthropy, chapter operations, and  dedication to the practice of medicine.

Georgia Alpha, Oglethorpe University

The Myer H. Stolar Public Service Award is an annual award presented to the chapter  which most exceeds expectations in service to the community,  including philanthropy.

FL Alpha, Florida International University

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