SMA's Mission is to improve the quality of patient care through multidisciplinary, inter-professional education.
Southern Medical Association is a physician-led organization, of multi-specialty healthcare professionals committed to improving medical care through a lifelong pursuit of:
Learning from scientific research.
Educating from the perspective of experience.
Advocating for best practice throughout their organization.
Connecting the Family of Medicine for improved patient care.
ACCREDITED CME PROVIDER
Since 1983, SMA has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of CME for physicians. Our CME Mission is to offer interventions for the multidisciplinary, interprofessional healthcare team that facilitate change and improvement in the learners' ability to deliver better quality of care. SMA offers many different opportunities to obtain CME credit both live and on demand. SMA can also accredit your organization's quality improvement programs through Joint Providership.
SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL
As the official journal of SMA, the Southern Medical Journal has for more than 100 years provided the latest clinical information in areas that affect patients' daily lives. The SMJ has a multidisciplinary focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists in all relevant aspects of the profession, including medicine and medical specialties, surgery and surgery specialties; child and maternal health; mental health; emergency and disaster medicine; public health and environmental medicine; bioethics and medical education; and quality health care, patient safety, and best practices. Each month, articles span the spectrum of medical topics, providing timely, up-to-the-minute information for both primary care physicians and specialists. Contributors include leaders in the healthcare field from across the country and around the world. The SMJ enables physicians to provide the best possible care to patients in this age of rapidly changing modern medicine.
RESEARCH & EDUCATION
In 1986, SMA established an Educational Endowment Fund to provide funding for scholarships, research projects and other programs supporting the educational purposes of the Association. With any gift, donors may establish memorials for loved ones or recognition for a colleague. Purposes of the Fund are: to provide an investment in the future of medical and health care delivery; to stimulate interest in conducting research; to provide financial aid to deserving medical students; to initiate a professional career development relationship with SMA; and to recognize or memorialize donors and their designees.
HOW WE CARRY OUT OUR MISSION.
"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." - We believe in fostering relationships with entities and organizations with similar and complementary missions and memberships.
That's why we are a 501(c)(3). We exist to improve the entire system of healthcare.
Our mission centers on education, so it's imperative that we engage with and support the efforts of medical schools, residency programs, academic medical centers, and health systems by supporting the professional development of the next generation of healthcare providers.
We acknowledge the needs and concerns of medical students, residents, physicians, and health care providers of all types; the importance of supporting their professional development and passing along knowledge and experience from one generation to the next.
It is the policy of Southern Medical Association and it's affiliates to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.