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:
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION:
DCMS has a number of options for members to access CME credits. Every month, the DCMS provides a new free CME opportuny for members. The free tests are available on the DCMS CME Portal.Non-members pay $55 per test. The portal includes required CME such as Prevention of Medical Errors and HIV, along with a variety of General Education credits. Would you like to author a CME article? Contact email@example.com.
CME events are also held throughout the year, giving members an opportunity to obtain live CME credits. 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.
LIFEBRIDGE: CONFIDENTIAL PHYSICIAN COUNSELING:
The LifeBridge: Confidential Physician Counseling program is designed to address the seriousness of physician burnout in our community. The DCMS Foundation offers a 24/7 wellness line (904-447-LIFE), through which DCMS members can access free & completely confidential counseling services. Our counselors are experienced in coaching healthcare professionals and offer flexible hours and availability. The DCMS also has a variety of online resources to address emotional stress and work burnout.
DCMS MEMBERSHIP EVENTS & DISCOUNT:
Learn about the latest in medicine, receive updates on legislation that impacts your practice, earn CME, share a meal with your colleagues and loved ones, or tailgate at a Jaguars game. These are just a few of the exciting events we hold for our DCMS members throughout the year! Presenters range from local physicians, the President of the American Medical Association, or nationally-recognized speakers.
DCMS members always receive discounted event tickets. Log in to see your member pricing!
Also, be sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list on email to ensure you receive updates on meetings and special events.
Whether you are trying to expand your practice or looking to make a move, the DCMS career center is your access to the top medical job board in the country. Posting your resume is free. Members can also post jobs or resumes to the site at a discounted rate. To post a job, post a CV, or simply review current job opportunities, visit the DCMS Career Center today.
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, visit our DCMS Leadership Academy page.
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.
REFERRALS & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY:
The DCMS website is a go-to source for the public to find physicians. Residents can search our "Find a Physician" database by zip code and specialty at dcmsonline.org. You can also include a headshot and other important information in your profile! The DCMS also partners with the Jacksonville & Northeast Florida Healthcare Guide to provide special recognition for DCMS members.
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 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.
Click here to learn more about our partnership with The Doctors Company.
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.
WEALTH MANAGEMENT THROUGH ST. JOHNS ASSET MANAGEMENT:
St. Johns Asset Management provides independent, specialized wealth management solutions exclusively for doctors. Services include asset protection, debt management, retirement and estate planning, business start-ups, home buying analysis, and more! DCMS members also receive 10% permanent discounted individual disability insurance coverage. Click here to learn more about the services offered to DCMS members.
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 just over $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 Marissa Saftner at email@example.com to join today!
The Duval County Medical Society is proud to partner with companies and organizations to move toward a common goal: to help physicians improve the health of our community.
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 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.
Contact Sallie Baumann 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 Marissa Saftner to apply at email@example.com or 904-355-6561.
DCMS MEMBERSHIP BROCHURE
The benefits mentioned above are just a sampling of the perks available to Duval County Medical Society members.
To read our entire Membership Brochure, click here.