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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.

SMJ Presents Special Issue on Quality Care and Patient Safety

The editorial staff of the Southern Medical Journal is pleased to present this special issue on quality care and patient safety to […]

An Overview of Telemedicine

With the widespread availability of the Internet in many countries, medical science and practice have developed new strategies to meet […]

The Value of Interprofessional Medicine

Interprofessional education is becoming an increasingly popular component of the medical school curriculum in the United States. Such programs within […]



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