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The Southern Medical Association (SMA) promotes the health of patients through advocacy, leadership, education, and service. SMA is one of the few truly non-political associations remaining. SMA is proud of this status as it allows the focus of the association to remain unbiased in its development of educational learning and procurement of products and services for its members. SMA’s advocacy efforts on behalf of its members are accomplished through education and a set of principles as set forth by our governing body.  Membership in the SMA connects you with professionals who understand the needs of physicians and clinicians.  When you join SMA, you become part of a close knit community of individuals whose first priority is the health of patients in addition to a professional team of staff members qualified and dedicated to serving you in your commitment to quality health care.

Member Spotlight: Catherine James-Peters, MD

August’s Member Spotlight is Shining on…… Catherine James-Peters, MD Thomasville, GA Working as a family physician in a federally qualified […]

The Value of Membership

We are always looking for those tangible or intangible benefits of belonging to SMA and the SMA Alliance, and today […]

Member Spotlight: Kyle Kalkwarf, MD

SMA recently had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Kyle Kalkwarf, a surgical resident at the University of Arkansas for Medical […]



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Advocacy – Focuses on issues facing physicians and how they can become “the voice” for themselves and their patients
Leadership and Professional Identity – Responsible for addressing issues as they relate to enhancing building and maintaining the physician identity as leader of the healthcare team
Quality – Responsible for addressing quality issues as they relate to medicine, physicians and patients
Membership – Will identity goals and direction for growing and retaining membership
CME – Responsible for the review of all new and current CME programs and ideas