Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Delaware Medical Education Foundation

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HISTORY AND PURPOSE

The Medical Society of Delaware (MSD) formed the Delaware Medical Education Foundation, Ltd. (DMEF) in 1992 to create a vehicle to provide funding for:

  • Improving and expanding medical education programs, thereby providing Delaware physicians with up-to-the-minute clinical information in the ever-changing field of medical science; and
  • Sponsoring programs to educate the public on health care-related issues.

DMEF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization.  Funding is received from physicians, pharmaceutical and other health care-related organizations, and private corporations.  A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from MSD.

PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY THE DELAWARE MEDICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION

MSD is Accredited with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to award AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM for educational programs, positioning MSD as a principal source of convenient, high quality continuing medical education for Delaware physicians.

As it grows and strengthens, DMEF will continue to support an ever increasing range of educational programs for Delaware physicians, their staff, and the public, providing low or no cost, local programming that is beneficial for keeping abreast of new developments in the art and science of medicine.

GRANTS

The DMEF considers grant requests with the following in mind:

  • Development of professional education activities through MSD’s CME program having under 50% of funding through commercial sources and which are open to all physicians and other health care professionals in Delaware;
  • Providing funding for fees incurred in accrediting educational activities through MSD’s CME program, which are hosted by nonprofit organizations, and state and federal agencies;
  • Development of public education activities and health initiatives which benefit Delawareans;
  • Where appropriate, providing funding for expenses of the MSD CME program; and
  • Consideration will also be given for funding other activities related to physician education as a whole.

DMEF will consider grant requests which address the program goals and further its purpose. All grants are awarded to organizations within the State of Delaware.

DMEF does not currently fund activities or projects having:

  • Direct support of an individual;

  • Religious purposes; or

  • Ties to media campaigns (unless directly related to a grant program).

For ongoing projects, grantees must demonstrate the potential to financially sustain the project once DMEF funding has ended.

Contribute to DMEF

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Your support and involvement allows DMEF to continue enabling quality education is provided in Delaware.  Only contributors to DMEF are eligible to serve on the DMEF Board of Directors.

Contribution levels are as follows:

  • THE SOCIETY – annual contribution of $1,000 or more

  • THE LEAGUE – annual contribution of $500 - $999

  • THE ACADEMY – annual contribution of $250 - $499

  • FELLOW – annual contribution of $101 - $249

  • FRIEND – annual contribution of $100 or less

  • KEY SUPPORTER – annual contribution by hospitals, medical staffs, private corporations

  • MEMORIAL GIFT – If you would like to contribute to the endowment fund of the DMEF in the form of a bequest, please provide the following language:

I give, devise, and bequeath unto the Delaware Medical Education Foundation, Ltd., (an amount, named property, or percentage of one’s estate) to be held as an endowment to be called the (name of person commemorated/memorialized) Endowment, the income to further the endeavors of the Delaware Medical Education Foundation.”

A review by your personal legal counsel is recommended.

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