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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. 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.

The success of the Cornell chapter soon led to the organization of other chapters in the East and Midwest. In 1918, Phi Delta Epsilon amalgamated with Alpha Phi Sigma, a medical fraternity organized in 1908, whose ideals and principles were similar to those of PhiDE. Its chapters were in the Midwest and West, making for an ideal union.

Following the amalgamation, the United States was divided into districts and, by 1930, enough members had graduated from medical schools allowing for the formation of graduate clubs. In 1926, an Endowment Fund was started giving the Fraternity long-term stability. In the 1940s the Aaron Brown Lectureship Program was begun and has remained a vital chapter event through the years.

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.

PhiDE celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2004 as a strong, vibrant, professionally directed organization headed for new growth and great excitement. The 21st century beckons us, and we continue operate under Aaron Brown's guiding principles of Philanthropy, Deity, and Equity.

Phi Delta Epsilon has grown from a small insular group to a diverse, all-inclusive organization. We have done this by making our motto live: Facta Non Verba, Deeds Not Words. And, indeed, we will continue to prosper, grow, and spread the warmth of our fraternalism into the future.

Our Principles



Equity and Education

Our Chapter

In 2010, Phi Delta Epsilon's Florida Gamma chapter was chartered at the University of Miami under the guidance of Roger Williams. Our chapter has over one hundred members today and continues to foster physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles. 

Our Motto

"Facta Non Verba, Deeds not Words" 



As the President of our Florida Gamma Chapter, Camille watches over all branches of the chapter while also acting as the organization's official

representative. She is a junior majoring in Biochemistry and Spanish. Camille joined the chapter in the fall of 2021 as part of the Psi class. Previously, she has served as a chair for AFS/SFTK and, most recently, as our Vice President of Finance. She was elected President in the fall of 2023.

Vice President
of Programming
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Sabrina  Hanson

As our vice president of programming, Sabrina organizes all programming, social, and service events. She is a sophomore majoring in health sciences. Sabrina joined our chapter in the fall of 2022 as part of the alpha class. Sabrina’s experience in PhiDE began during her dedication as scholarship chair for the 2023 calendar year. She was elected as VPP in the fall of 2023.

Vice President
of Finance
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Raymarcos Rodriguez

As our Vice President of Finance, Raymarcos acts as the fraternity's treasurer while also organizing our philanthropy events. Raymarcos is a junior majoring in Microbiology and Immunology and Political Science. He joined PhiDE in the Fall of 2022 as
part of the Alpha class. Immediately after becoming a member, Raymarcos became heavily involved with the chapter by serving as our Financial Outreach finance chair. He was elected as VPF in the fall of 2023.

Vice President
of Recruitment
Corey Silberglied

As the Vice President of Recruitment, Corey recruits the new classes of the Florida Gamma Chapter, organizing the Recruitment process and ensuring the comradely and brotherhood of the new member class. Corey is a Sophomore from Wilmington, Delaware. He is studying exercise physiology with minors in chemistry and public health.

A member of the alpha class, Corey became a Recruitment Chair the semester after being initiated into the fraternity, and was later elected VPR in the fall of 2023. 

Secretary & Risk
Management Officer
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As our Secretary, Asha is responsible for chapter communications and organization, including keeping records of chapter events and history. As our Risk Management Officer, she is responsible for ensuring that our chapter adheres to Phi Delta Epsilon's expectations and guidelines. Asha is a junior pursuing dual degrees in Microbiology & Immunology and Global Health Studies, with minors in Art and Political Science. She joined PhiDE in Fall 2021 as part of Psi class and has served as our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion chair. She was elected as S/RMO in Fall 2023. 

Contact Us

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