Become A Member

We are “Brothers for Life”

|    brother \ˈbrə-thər\ n. one related to another by common ties or interests

Membership in Phi Delta Chi transcends graduation from pharmacy school – the experiences you have in this organization, the people you meet, and the relationships you create will ultimately influence your personal and professional life. After four years, these friendships are one of the most valuable things you can take away with you.

5 Pillars, 5 Core Values – A plethora of opportunities

|     pillar \ˈpi-lər\ n. a tall vertical structure of stone, wood, or metal, used as support for a building. Our organization is lifted up by the work we do to promote our five core values, or “pillars.”

Professionalism – Embracing the attitude, living the life

“Professionalism” is a buzzword engrained thoroughly into every aspect of the pharmacy curriculum, beginning immediately at the first-year students’ orientation. As you embark on the pathway to becoming a professional, PDC’s professionalism committee hosts a variety of events to facilitate this growth, such as workshops for “how to network” and “how to write a good CV/resume” and lectures presented by current leaders in pharmacy.

Scholarship – Promoting academic achievement

As current students and future healthcare professionals, PDC highly values academic success and being lifelong learners. Our future profession is one of a constantly changing environment, meaning we will need to have the tools and skills to keep up and learn quickly. We encourage brothers to help one another, and our scholarship committee holds many events inclusive to the entire college: Top 200 Drugs trivia, practice role-playing for standardized patient interactions final exams, and study tables.

Service – Filling needs of the community 

As a healthcare provider attempting to help a patient, there is one requirement that stays the same: you must understand that person’s motivations and desires. PDC strives to fulfill the needs of our community by assessing who needs – and wants – our help. We have events such as providing bagged lunches through a church for the homeless, volunteering at the Hands-On museum, participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's and our “Fall Chore Day,” where we rake leaves and clear paths at homes of certain elderly residents of Ann Arbor who are unable to do these tasks themselves.

 

Philanthropy – Making a difference in others’ lives

It is easy to get caught up in the bubble of school and work, forgetting about problems that exist outside of our community. PDC places value on philanthropy, as our reminder for how we can positively impact the lives of those not in our immediate vicinity. Our charity is the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. St. Jude’s mission is to advance cures and research preventative treatments for pediatric catastrophic diseases, such as cancer or sickle cell disease, with the motto that no family will be denied due to inability to pay. Each year PDC participates in the St. Jude Walk and letter writing.

Brotherhood – Brothers for life

The pharmacy school curriculum is tough, and brothers support one another through the good and bad times. Our brotherhood committee organizes fun events as a break from schoolwork: indoor trampoline parks, skiing, and fall outings. One unique aspect to PDC is there is no other organization that places as large of an emphasis as we do on communication between classes. For this reason, PDC has “lineages” that generally consists of one P4, P3, P2, and P1. The year of the last member is dependent upon which year (P1 or P2) the student decides to pledge, as he/she is added onto a lineage and therefore there may be two P2s in a lineage, a gap in years, etc.

Become a Leader

|     leader \ˈlē-dər\ n. a person who inspires confidence in other people and moves them to action.

Those who decide to join PDC will find leadership opportunities exist as early as in the pledging process. The pledging process occurs in September and runs until mid-November. The process is designed as a bonding and education experience: the group of pledges will learn about the history of the fraternity, form five pledge committees that parallel PDC’s five pillars, and begin to meet the brothers of PDC. During this process, there are many leadership positions – for example, as a pledge class leader or as one of the two co-chairs per one committee.

We hope to see you become a brother of Phi Delta Chi!

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