Featured Medallion Level CME/CE Opportunities Sponsored by Southern Medical Association
CME Mission Statement
The CME Mission Statement of the Southern Medical Association (SMA) is congruent with and supported by the organizations mission and vision statements as follow:
The Southern Medical Association (SMA) mission is to promote the health of patients through advocacy, leadership, education and service. The overall goal of the SMA Professional Development Continuing Medical Education program is to provide CME activities that will address the professional practice gaps of our professional membership; to promote the SMA initiatives of advocacy, leadership, quality, and professional identity; and offer interventions for all participants (members and non-members) that facilitate change/improvement in the learners’ competence.
The content of the SMA Professional Development CME program primarily addresses the professional practice gaps seen in internal medicine and family medicine practices. Selected specialty education is planned in combination with a primary care focus or may stand alone. In alignment with the SMA initiatives, SMA will offer educational activities in leadership development in order to enhance the participant’s professional identity. The initiative of quality is enhanced by education that maintains a high standard of quality across the continuum of program development. Additionally, non-clinical content modules (e.g. electronic health records) that address topics identified as barriers to physician change are available online and are often incorporated in the programming to assist the learners in addressing the practice gaps in the management issues of their practice.
The CME activities of the Southern Medical Association are planned and designed in an interdisciplinary manner to meet the clinical, intellectual and practice-related needs of primary care and specialty physicians. The activities are open to both SMA members as well as non-members. The audience ranges by numerous specialties, all practice sizes and settings, and physicians in differing career stages.
Types of Activities
A variety of activity types are offered through the SMA Professional Development CME program. The best design, instructional methods and formats for adult learning are considered when developing new activities. Offerings may be added or deleted to the overall program based on interest and the continued need for the programming. Currently, SMA provides the following activity types:
- Courses live activities held in conference settings
- Journal-based CME selected journal articles in the Southern Medical Journal
- Internet Activity Enduring Materials online modules repurposed from live courses compiled in SMA’s Education Center
As a result of participating in SMA Professional Development CME activities, we expect our learners to experience a change in competence, through an enhanced attitude, skill or ability used to develop strategies that can readily be applied in their practices.