Medical Students, Residents and Fellows receive free membership! Complete this form or Contact Member Services.

How to Start a Practice - This document was prepared to be used as a guideline for setting up your own practice. New Practice Guidelines

Epocrates. and the Southern Medical Association are bringing SMA members 20% off Epocrates premium mobile and web-based clinical reference products, up to a $60 value. Now SMA members can get products such as the #1 rated Epocrates ® Essentials drug, disease and lab information at a
special rate.

SMA Bank of America® Credit Card.- Apply today for the SMA rewards credit card and you’ll receive competitive interest rates, a premier rewards program, and free access to a personal assistant via the MyConcierge service.


Consumer Products - Great deals on “consumer products”  from Bose Electronics, Hartmann Luggage, Oreck , and many others. Contact Vicki Johnson at or (800)423-4992 ext. 124 for additional information.

Members Save Big on - Save hundreds on your next computer or hardware purchase through SMA’s Physicians Purchasing Discount Program. Contact Vicki Johnson at or (800)423-4992 ext. 124 for additional information.

      SMA Services, Inc., the wholly-owned subsidiary of Southern Medical Association has many insurance and retirement options available.

     Term Life – SMA offers up to $100,000 in coverage without evidence of insurability to all new joining residents or 1st / 2nd year practicing physicians joining the Southern Medical Association for 31 days from the date of your membership application. SMA also offers up to $2,000,000 in Term Life coverage that you may apply for should you desire more than the $100,000 (amounts over $100,000 are subject to underwriting). You may also apply for up to ½ your total coverage for your spouse and $7,500 for each dependent child.

Group and Individual Long Term Disability – SMA offers up to $3,000 per month in disability benefits (subject to salary requirements). This coverage will pay a benefit to you if an unexpected accident or illness prevents you from performing the duties of your own occupation. Coverage is also available up to $20,000 per month with evidence of insurability.

For additional information or questions regarding the insurance products above, contact Wendy Erhart at or 800-423-4992, ext. 150. For additional insurance and retirement products, visit

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