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Established in 1906, and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Medical Association is a non-profit, physician-led, multispecialty medical association committed to promoting the health of patients through physician advocacy and a culture of leadership which enhances professional development. SMA is dedicated to promoting and supporting physicians as leaders within the healthcare delivery and reform movements. Physicians are the ultimate patient advocate and have a deep commitment to their patients’ health, well-being, and safety. SMA supports physicians with informational and educational programs as tools to allow physicians to articulate and advocate for their profession and their patients.

Three Reasons to Make Plans Now for December Medical Dilemmas Conference in New York City

Don't delay!  Here are three great reasons you should make your plans NOW for SMA's "Medical Dilemmas in Patient Care: 2015 […]

Physicians: Burned Out

The problem of physician burnout is receiving an increasing amount of attention and concern. Sadly, physician burnout is becoming a […]

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health problem in the United States and worldwide. It occurs when a […]



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Our Mission: The Southern Medical Association promotes the health of patients through advocacy, leadership, education, and service.