To improve quality of patient care through multidisciplinary, interprofessional education.
Physician-directed educational and leadership activities that include diverse teams of healthcare professionals interacting, collaborating, and learning for the purpose of improving the quality of patient care.
More than 100 Years of Service
The Southern Medical Association was founded in 1906 as a scientific body of physicians dedicated to fostering the art and science of medicine through education. SMA Members’ commitment to multidisciplinary, interprofessional education has endured for over 100 years.
Since 1906, members have supported SMA’s mission through membership, donations, publishing, speaking, or directing educational programming. This support has been used to create thousands of hours of educational programming, the publication of more than 45,000 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles in the Southern Medical Journal, and investments of millions of dollars supporting scientific research grants and medical student scholarships.