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The Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research (DIMER)

Providing opportunities for Delaware residents to receive a medical education.

Created in 1969 as an alternative to a state-supported medical school, DIMER provides an opportunity for Delaware residents to obtain a high-quality medical education.

Through DIMER , Delaware has a relationship with Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia, PA, resulting in Sidney Kimmel Medical College functioning as Delaware's medical School. Through the program, the state of Delaware provides payment to Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Eligible applicants must be legal residents of the state of Delaware and meet the premedical academic requirements of Sidney Kimmel Medical College and PCOM respectively. Bachelor's degrees from any accredited college or university in the United States are accepted.

DIMER Application Procedure - Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Students interested in attending Sidney Kimmel Medical College must apply through the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), Association of American Medical Colleges, Section for Students Services, 2501 "M" Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036. The phone number is 202/828-0600.

After receipt of the AMCAS application, Jefferson identifies Delaware residents and sends them a special form to complete which assures them consideration under the DIMER program.

For further information about admission requirements, contact the Associate Dean for Admissions at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, 1025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5083, or call 215/955-6983.

DIMER Application Procedure - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Students interested in attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine apply through the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS), 5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 310, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815. The phone number is (301) 968-4190.

After receipt of the AACOMAS application, PCOM identifies the Delaware residents for consideration under the DIMER program.

For further information about admission requirements, contact the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131-1694, or call (800) 999-6998 or e-mail

DIMER Scholarship and Tuition Supplement Program

Students who are admitted to the DIMER program are eligible to compete for need-based scholarships and may be eligible for tuition supplements.

The Delaware Higher Education Office administers the DIMER Scholarship and Tuition Supplement Program and can be reached at 302/735-4120 or toll-free at 1/800/292-7935 for more details.

Delaware State Loan Repayment Program for Health Care Providers

The Delaware State Loan Repayment Program is designed to recruit to and assist in the placement of physicians in underserved areas, which have been identified by the Delaware Health Care Commission. Applications are currently being accepted from physicians (MD and DO) specializing in family practice, internal medicine, general pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general and pediatric psychiatry, and medical oncology. Applications from practice sites seeking to hire a physician under this loan repayment program are also being accepted.

More information about the Delaware State Loan Repayment for Health Care Providers.

Board Chairman

  • Sherman L. Townsend

Board Members

  • Brian M. Aboff, MD, FACP
    Christiana Care Health System
  • Michael Alexander, MD
    A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
  • David A. Barlow, PhD
    Higher Education Office
  • John F. Glenn, MD
    Public Member, Kent County
  • Galicano F. Inguito, Jr., MD, MBA, CPE
    St. Francis Hospital
  • Neil Jasani, MD, MBA
    Christiana Care Health System
  • Chuan S. Lee
    Public Member, New Castle County
  • Vincent Lobo, Jr., D.O.
    Public Member, Sussex County
  • Kathleen S. Matt, PhD
    University of Delaware
  • Lisa Maxwell, MD
    Christiana Care Health System
  • Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, FAAP, FACPM
    Ex-Officio Director of Public Health
  • James Richards, PhD
    University of Delaware
  • Wayne A. Smith
    Delaware Healthcare Association
  • Carl E. Turner, MD
    Public Member, Wilmington

Last Updated: Thursday July 24 2014
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