the duval county medical society exists for one reason:
to help physicians care for the health of our community.
The Duval County Medical Society was founded in 1853 by Jacksonville physicians hoping to come together to solve a public health crisis. In the more than 160 years since, DCMS physicians have led the way in caring for the health of our city, state and nation.
DCMS Members have been leaders in organized medicine around the world, including numerous presidents of such groups as the Florida Medical Association, American Medical Association and World Medical Association.
By joining the DCMS, you are joining a legacy of daring and caring leaders who have helped to transform the delivery of healthcare across the world.
…and we’re not done yet. DCMS continues to develop future leaders in healthcare with programs for everyone from residents to seasoned professionals. We look forward to helping you see the future of medicine, and helping you care for the health of our community.
dcms members have access to a number of exclusive benefits.
DCMS Member Benefits:
NORTHEAST FLORIDA MEDICINE:
The Northeast Florida Medicine journal is the only peer-reviewed medical journal produced by a County Medical Society in Florida, and it’s delivered FREE to all DCMS members. The quarterly journal provides FREE CME in every issue and includes ALL mandatory CME for Florida licensure. DCMS members are invited to participate in the journal as authors, editors or peer-reviewers. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION:
DCMS has a number of options for members to access CME credits. Every issue of Northeast Florida Medicine has free CME opportunities for members. Monthly membership meetings also include CME for members at no additional charge. When it comes time to record all that CME into the CE Broker website, you can take advantage of the DCMS Member discount, as well.
DOCTORS ON CALL:
DCMS, in partnership with The Florida Times-Union, produces a feature column which appears in the Health section of the newspaper. The Doctors on Call column is exclusive to DCMS Members. The column is a perfect opportunity to showcase your clinical expertise to the public, while raising awareness for you and your practice. To learn more about how to submit an article for consideration, contact email@example.com.
PHYSICIAN WELLNESS PROGRAM:
The Physician Wellness Program is designed to address the seriousness of physician burnout in our community. The DCMS Foundation offers a 24/7 confidential hotline (904-631-1446), through which DCMS members can access free counseling services. Our counselors are experienced in coaching health care professionals and offer flexible hours and availability. The DCMS also has a variety of online resources to address emotional stress and work burnout.
Whether you are looking to expand your practice or looking to make a move, the DCMS career website is your access to the top medical job board in the country. Members can post jobs or resumes to the site at a discounted rate. To post a job, post a CV, or simply review current job opportunities, go to dcmsonline.org and click on the link on the home page.
DCMS has a long history of physician leadership, from the Florida Medical Association to the World Medical Association, from pioneering private practices to hospital executives. The DCMS Leadership Academy is a program designed to give physicians the leadership skills necessary to be more effective employers, Board members and community leaders. The Academy is open to all physicians, but DCMS Members receive a substantial discount. To learn more, go to dcmsonline.org and click on DCMS Leadership Academy on the home page slider.
LIFE AFTER RESIDENCY CONFERENCE:
Duval County is home to more than 400 medical residents every year. While these young physicians are working hard every day learning to practice medicine, the most common request we hear is for education about what happens AFTER Residency. The Life After Residency program is a one day seminar that shows residents the best way to transition to life after their program ends. Topics include finding the perfect job, negotiating the perfect contract and managing student loan debt. This program is FREE for resident members of the DCMS.
It’s the go-to source for physician referrals in Duval County. Only DCMS Members are included in the DCMS Membership Directory. Every member gets a FREE copy of the directory and is included in the online directory at dcmsonline.org.
MEMBERSHIP MAILING LISTS:
Whether you are marketing an event or changing your office location, sometimes you need to communicate with your entire referral network at once. That’s where the DCMS Membership Mailing list can save you time and money. Members can receive a one-time use mailing list of members for only $125. That’s a savings of more than $1,300 (That’s like getting your dues for free for the next four years!)
DCMS MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:
Learn about the latest in medicine, receive updates on legislation that impacts your practice, get CME and share a meal with your colleagues and loved ones. Presenters range from local physicians to the President-elect of the American Medical Association. Be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list on email to ensure you receive information about the monthly meetings and other special events throughout the course of the year.
PAYER PROVIDER HOTLINE:
You want to focus on taking care of your patients, not fighting over reimbursement issues. That’s why DCMS, in partnership with the Florida Healthcare Law Firm, brings you the Payer Provider Hotline. The Hotline is a free resource to give you answers about managed care contracting and negotiation, value based pricing, Out-of-Network payment disputes, government audits and more. DCMS Members receive a FREE 15 minute consultation. Call (888) 455-7702 to access the Payer Provider Hotline.
DCMS PREFERRED VENDOR PROGRAMS The DCMS is constantly working to help physicians care for the health of our community. One of the most important ways we do that is to find ways for you to save on services you already need in your practice or personal life.
The Duval County Medical Society has selected The Doctors Company as the exclusively endorsed medical professional liability insurer for our members. The Doctors Company provides Duval County physicians with local claims, underwriting and patient safety services. DCMS members qualify for a 5% premium discount that can be combined with additional loss-free discounts for even greater savings.
The Doctor's Company offers industry-leading patient safety tools, articles and programs, plus free web-based CME and live CME. The Doctor's Company is the nation's largest medical malpractice insurer, with 75,000 members and $4.3 billion in assets. It is rated A by A.M. Best Company and Fitch Ratings.
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION:
The Duval County Medical Society works with CE Broker to offer a new service that eases the pain of reporting CME online. CE Broker is the official continuing education tracking system for the Florida Department of Health and manages the database of CME record for all physicians in the state.
DCMS Members get all of these benefits included in the Professional Service at the low rate of only $24 per year. To sign up, go to www.CEBroker.com and enter “DCMSCEB” in the Association Discount Code field.
The safer you feel, the more you can focus on the moment. Especially when you travel. MedjetAssist offers the most comprehensive travel protection membership options for your health, your safety and your sense of security anytime you’re travelling more than 150 miles from your primary residence. Members of the Duval County Medical Society can receive discounted annual rates by visitingMedjet.com/DCMS or calling 800.527.7478and mentioning Duval County Medical Society.
LifeGuard® has partnered with Duval County Medical Society (DCMS) to provide individualized physician competency assessments. LifeGuard conducts clinical competency assessments for physician participants utilizing a personalized, custom-designed approach in most of its pathways.
For more information, visit www.LifeGuardProgram.com, or contact LifeGuard’s Program Director by calling (717) 909-2590 or via electronic mail at info@LifeGuardProgram.com. DCMS members receive a 15% discount on the case management fee portion of LifeGuard program expenses.
The DCMS has partnered with Florida Rx Card to promote its free prescription drug assistance program which is available for every resident of the state. It can be used to obtain savings of up to 75% on prescription drugs at most retail pharmacies. The Florida Rx Card can be used by "ALL" Florida residents who don't have prescription drug insurance or who have high deductibles or who take medications that are not covered by insurance. The program is completely confidential, there are no membership restrictions or income requirements or age limitations, and there are no applications to complete. Your patients can print a FREE Florida Rx Card at www.floridarxcard.com.
DCMS Active Members enjoy all of the above benefits and more and your membership totals less than $1 per day! Active Membership is open to physicians, in active practice or retired, who reside in Duval County or have their principal place of business in Duval County.
$50 one time application fee
$395 per year
Residents and fellows in Northeast Florida are invited to join the DCMS at a reduced-rate! The $50 application fee is also waived for residents and fellows.
Just $25 for your entire residency/fellowship!
What are you waiting for? Contact Kristine Gundian at email@example.com to join today!
PARTNERS IN MEDICINE:
The Duval County Medical Society is proud to partner with local companies and organizations to move toward a common goal: to help physicians inprove the health of our community. In order to be successful, DCMS needs "Partners in Medicine."
Our philosophy is that together, we can make a positive impact on the health of our community. Whether through opportunities for continuing medical education, sharing best practices in practice management or embracing innovation in the industry, DCMS and our Partners in Medicine are leading the way. The DCMS membership roster is nearly 2,000 members strong, with industry leaders in every specialty, practice model, and experience level.
The Partners in Medicine program offers several levels to help meet the needs of any budget.
Contact Kristine Gundian at (904) 355-6561 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved and click here to see our sponsorship prospectus.
OTHER MEMBERSHIP LEVELS:
RETIRED: Along with Active and Resident memberships, the DCMS also has Retired membership for physicians who are retired from active practice, but previously qualified for Active DCMS membership. This membership level is $50 per year.
ASSOCIATE: Physicians who may or may not be licensed to practice medicine in the state of Florida, such as military or affiliate physicians (whose primary membership is in Clay or Nassau counties), or others as determined by the Board of Directors. These members shall not have the privilege of holding office or voting, but may hold committee assignments. This membership level is $225 per year.
RESIDENT: Residents and Fellows in Northeast Florida are invited to joins the DCMS at a reduced rate! The $50 application fee is also waived for residents and fellows. This membership level is a one-time $25 fee and membership lasts until your residency or fellowship is complete.
If you fit into one of these categories, please contact Kristine Gundian to apply at email@example.com or 904-355-6561.
DCMS MEMBER VALUE GUIDE
The benefits mentioned above are just a sampling of the perks available to Duval County Medical Society members.
To read our entire Member Value Guide, click here.