The objective of the Benevolence Fund is to aid physicians or their dependents by providing assistance to overcome a temporary period of economic catastrophe.
The Benevolence Fund bylaws indicate the requirements for financial aid: "This fund is established and shall be used only for the assistance or relief of needy members of ISMS, their widows, or minor children."
Application/Review Procedure: A standard written application form is completed and submitted to the Benevolence Fund. All information provided is considered strictly confidential and made available only to the members of the ISMS Finance & Medical Benevolence Committee, with the exception of staff who work with the Fund. This staff is also held to the confidentiality standard.
To request an application or information about the Fund, send an email or call 800-782-4767.