High-quality medical education lies at the heart of the Delaware Academy of Medicine’s mission and existence. We support this education through sponsoring/co-sponsoring, promoting, event management and arranging for appropriate Continuing Professional Education (CME, CE, etc.) when indicated.
Pioneers in Delaware – and in the nation – the Delaware Academy of Medicine is proud to present truly multidisciplinary education whenever possible. This means that from planning to presenters, our education is designed to train healthcare professionals as a team, just as they treat patients as a team. We do this with various partners, depending on the type of conference, and are pleased to collaborate with the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians and the Medical Society of Delaware for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™; the Delaware Academy of Physicians for AAFP Prescribed Credit; and the Delaware Nurses Association for ANCC Nurse Contact Hours.
At a time when medicine, dentistry, and technology are all advancing at a rapid pace, Delaware’s medical providers and public need access to educational opportunities that allow them to stay abreast of the latest medical science and public health issues.
Thanks to individuals and families of Delaware trailblazers in medicine (the L. William Ferris, M.D. family, the Lewis B. Flinn, M.D. family, the Frank M. Hoopes, D.D.S. family, the John W. Maroney, M.D.family, and the Robert O.Y. Warren, M.D. family), the Academy offers annual conferences and symposia in the doctors’ names on medical and dental topics designed to offer medical practitioners the most up-to-date information on a variety of medical topics.
The Academy’s independent and scientifically based medical education opportunities provide healthcare professionals and their patients with the tools they need to navigate an ever changing health care environment.
Our Commitment to Medical Education
The Academy’s Student Financial Aid program was established in 1961 to help promote the study of medicine and dentistry. Since that time, nearly 1200 students have received more than $1.85 million in loans. To be considered for financial aid, a student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and have at least one year of residency in Delaware.
These funds are made available through special endowments of the Academy, which have been designated for this specific purpose since the time of the Academy’s creation in 1930. Certain endowments support dental students, women entering the field of medicine, and children of practicing Delaware physicians and dentists. Other funds are less restrictive and allow the student loan committee to support any applicant who demonstrates financial need. Loans are usually in the range of $4,000 to $10,000 annually. The amount of funding available is determined by annual loan repayment from previous loan recipients and endowment fund performance. Since there are a limited number of loans available, preference is given to previous loan recipients who continue to qualify.