Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society is a national social and community service organization represented by the Alpha Upsilon Chapter at Boonshoft School of Medicine. The objectives of Phi Rho Sigma are to establish a sense of fraternity among members to foster stronger relationships with other colleagues in the future, provide a strong support system for students, and most importantly, promote the idea that the profession of medicine is rooted in service.
Along with our extensive service programming, our goal is to provide more opportunities for social interaction between members in the hopes of building a stronger link between students within each biennium and across Biennium 1 and Biennium 2. Traditionally, our events have included biannual Blood Drives, Clothing Drives, Halloween Caroling and the community canned food drive, a large-scale event where medical students go door-to-door in various Dayton communities to collect goods for the local food bank.
In 2012, we organized our activities to provide a service event during each term. In addition to our canned food drive, our planned Halloween Parties for the homeless through St. Vincent DePaul, and for children with life-threatening illness with A Kid Again, followed by the Fall Clothing Drive assisted in this purpose.
In 2013, the medical school will be a hosting site for the citywide Day of Caring Pancake Brunch, which will support the food bank in Greene County. We are projecting at least 200 community members to participate in the fundraiser. We also intend to expand our registration to the university level, enabling us to open our membership to undergraduates, in order to provide information on applying to medical school through interview workshops, panels, and engaging them in service projects.
Several of our activities help to strengthen class pride and provide opportunities for members to reconnect, including our monthly Field Day and monthly Happy Hour, where we provide food for our members. Our Organ Week event, now in the fall term, provides more students with a chance to participate.
Currently, members are charged $65 to join Phi Rho, $45 of which is a mandatory lifetime membership fee by the national organization. The remaining $20 is utilized to offset costs from lunch programming and to partially subsidize ticket prices for chapter events.
The telephone directory will no longer be printed. The following online resources are now available:
- Boonshoft School of Medicine Departments, Offices and Programs
- Student Directory (Authentication Required)
- Student Organization Leadership (In Development)