Welcome to Phi Delta Epsilon
Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a life-long commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science, and ethics.
Message from our President
Welcome to Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, CA Iota Chapter! I am so glad that you are here.
My name is Crystal Luu. I am currently a senior at UC Berkeley studying Molecular and Cell Biology & Business Administration through the LSBE program at Haas! Let me tell you a little bit about my journey in PhiDE!
When I first came to Cal, the number of clubs and organizations on campus overwhelmed me. I was unsure if I would fit in anywhere. In addition, the premedical path, especially at Berkeley, was competitive and intimidating. There were so many classes and requirements needed to apply to medical school, on top of volunteering, research, gaining clinical experience, and shadowing.
I was lucky enough to come across a Phi Delta Epsilon table on upper Sproul the first couple of days of my freshman year. I went out to rush, alone, but was met with the warmest people passionate about medicine.The environment was friendly and welcoming, and everyone seemed like they had their path all figured out.
Luckily, I was able to join this fraternity, along with 11 other pbros my fall freshman year. With a mix of junior transfers, sophomores, and freshmen like myself, our bonds grew stronger throughout my first semester in PhiDE. Furthermore, I was picked up by my big, Agrima, and joined an amazing lineage (shoutout Matt and Daniel). In such a big school, I found a community that made me feel important and loved. I always had someone to sit with in Pimentel (big lecture hall) and lab partners that always made lab fun. The premedical lower division courses, including organic chemistry and physics were difficult, but I never had to face any problem alone.
Three years later, I am now president of a fraternity that made Berkeley first feel like home. I am still best friends with my pbros (shoutout Kundhan and Jenji), I picked up a little and glittle (hi Mati and CK), and continue to give back to a community that has provided me with so much. I have developed professional skills and experience through other members in PhiDE, gained invaluable advice from our extensive alumni network, and seen many members achieve amazing goals in medical school and beyond.
If you are even slightly interested in joining a premedical fraternity, I would without a doubt recommend you check out Phi Delta Epsilon. Through this organization, I have met some of the kindest and most intelligent people. I am no longer afraid of pursuing this path as I know that I am more than capable and I give all my gratitude back to this fraternity.
Thank you and I can not wait to meet you at rush!
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