Why your participation in the CMSF Virtual Holiday Auction matters?

Why your participation in the CMSF Virtual Holiday Auction matters?

WE CARE NETWORK

In fulfillment of its mission to increase access to healthcare, the Capital Medical Society Foundation’s We Care Network serves a population of low-income, uninsured adult residents from Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, and Wakulla Counties. Many of these patients have complex, chronic, health diagnoses, or they are in need of diagnostic imaging services in order to make a proper diagnosis. To be eligible for the We Care Network program, a patient’s total household income must be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. In 2020, this equates to a single patient’s income of up to $19,140 annually or $39,300 for a household of four. The patient must have no medical or dental insurance and may not eligible for any other programs (such as Medicaid, Medicare, or Vocational Rehabilitation). There are no program fees to the patient. From July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, over $6,900,000 worth of donated specialty medical and specialty dental care was provided to the We Care Network patients.

The We Care Network mission statement: Provide a safety net to those low-income, uninsured patients most in need in our community through donation of specialty medical care and dental care.

The 2020 CMS Foundation Virtual Auction brings hope to uninsured patients!
Listen, as one cancer survivor shares the importance of her donated healthcare through the We Care Network:

Tessa Bradford Ward
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SCHOLARSHIPS

In fulfillment of its mission to increase access to healthcare, promote education, Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc. awards scholarships to Florida State University College of Medicine students annually. The Scholarship Fund has been one of the most successful and well-respected programs first established by Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc. more than 32 years ago. Archived records since 1997 document that the Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc. has provided scholarships totaling $698,489 to students in the Program in Medical Science Program, the precursor to FSU College of Medicine, University of Florida medical students, and FSU College of Medicine students. $681,000 has been awarded to FSU College of Medicine students beginning with those in its inaugural Class of 2005. Many of those past recipients are now practicing in Tallahassee and some serve on the Scholarship Committee.

These unrestricted financial scholarships are made to first and second year medical students at the Florida State University College of Medicine main campus in Tallahassee and third and fourth year medical students at the Tallahassee Regional Campus of FSU College of Medicine on the basis of financial need and a stated interest to return to the Big Bend to practice medicine upon completion of their residencies.

The Florida State University College of Medicine focuses more than any other medical school in Florida on recruiting students who will help meet the health-care needs of Florida’s medically underserved populations. Research has shown that students with the greatest commitment to service are often those who themselves come from rural and other underserved communities and have fewer economic resources.

The 2020 CMS Foundation Virtual Auction is important to future physicians!
Listen, as three 2020 CMSF Scholarship Recipients share the importance of their scholarships:

Nida Mohyuddin
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Nick Torgesen
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Andrew Currieo
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