In October of 1904, Aaron Brown and eight of his friends founded Phi Delta Epsilon at Cornell University Medical College. During the first decade of this century there were many doors closed to Jewish medical students and physicians, doors which would not fully open until after World War II. So Aaron Brown and his friends decided they would start their own fraternal organization, guided by the precepts of philanthropy, deity, and equity. In the late 1960s, the Fraternity opened its membership to women and encouraged recruitment of medical students of all races, nationalities and religious beliefs. The past 25 years have seen the Fraternity's membership become wonderfully diverse, reflecting the diversity of the medical profession today. The addition of the premedical affiliation in 1994 rounded out the Fraternity's membership, which now spans an entire lifetime of medical education and practice.
Here at CWRU, we are the Upsilon chapter. Founded in 1919, we will be celebrating 100 years next year! Our motto, Facta Non Verba - Deeds Not Words, continues to be our chapter's guiding principle, particularly as we support PhiDE's national philanthropy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Find us at the student activities fair for more information! We will also be having a recruitment event with the fraternity CEO on Tuesday, August 28th. Time and location TBA. For more information feel free to contact any of us listed below!
Contacts: President - Mary Hennekes, firstname.lastname@example.org VP of Programming - Clara Chu, email@example.com VP of Recruitment - Anne Drake, firstname.lastname@example.org VP of Finance - Rachael Clark, email@example.com Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out more about Children's Miracle Network Hospitals here: uhhospitals.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/. All of our fundraising goes directly to Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital! Upcoming Events: Stand for the Kids - October 17, 2018
We've partnered with the CWRU premedical chapter, OH Delta, to provide mentoring for them about applying to medical school, application reviews, info on the best classes to take or to avoid, and anything else they might want. We've also been part of medical student panels at their chapter meetings in the past.
Volunteering and Education
Volunteering events include: partnering with the premedical CWRU chapter at MedWish, working at the Cleveland Food Bank, and assisting at a breast cancer screening event is in the works! Educational events include: suturing clinics, our annual Aaron Brown lecture, a potential practice Step 2 CS exam
**Email us with any ideas!
We have monthly chapter lunches to keep everyone updated about fraternity proceedings and to relax and get to know one another better. We also have planned social events including: "Paint Night with Bob Ross", summer happy hours, a brewery tour, and potluck nights.
For more information as well as partnerships and discounts you're entitled to as a PhiDE member, check out the fraternity's main website here: phide.org/.