Please select all committees on which you would be interested in serving. In order for the selections committee to appoint those best suited for each committee and its charge, a current CV, and a brief biographical sketch are requested along with the form. Submissions received without all 3 items will not be considered.

Committees work through group messaging and document sharing (google drive); as such, a valid email and cell number are required for committee participation.

Budget and Finance (Standing)

The duties of the Budget and Finance Committee are to oversee all financial matters of the Association and to advise the Board of Directors regarding such financial matters. The Board of Directors must approve Policies​ ​and Procedures developed by the Budget and Finance Committee. 

The Budget and Finance Committee is composed of a Chair and up to seven (7) members appointed by the President. The Budget and Finance Committee also serves as the Board of Directors for SMA Services Inc., SMA’s wholly owned financial services division. The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio/non-voting committee member.

Both Chair and members are assigned on the recommendation of the President with approval of the Board of Directors provided the chair is an Active voting member (MD/DO) in good standing. The term of the committee Chair shall be for up to two (2), two-year (2-year) terms. The term of committee members shall be for up to two (2), three-year (3-year) terms.

Education (Standing)

The Education Committee shall oversee the development of all educational activities and programming for the Association to ensure the Association fulfills its stated CME mission. The Education Committee will serve the Association through content recommendation, speaker recommendation and procurement, as well as offer direction with regard to grants and sponsorships.

The Education Committee is composed of a Chair and up to ten (10) Active SMA Members appointed by the President. The Education Chair must be an Active voting member (MD/DO) in good standing.  

Both the Chair and members will serve for a period of two (2) years and may be reappointed for one (1) additional term. The Chair may be replaced with one of the active committee members after his/her two-year (2-year) term with the approval of the President provided the chair is an Active voting member (MD/DO) in good standing. A new committee member will be appointed by the President. The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio/non-voting committee member.

Health Care Policy (Ad Hoc)

The duties of the Health Care Policy Committee are to Identify, research, debate, then develop positions for the Southern Medical Association for the purpose of educating our constituents about issues related to health care policy. Never losing sight of SMA’s mission “To improve the quality of patient care through multidisciplinary interprofessional education.” Just as we, as physicians, remain patient-centered, using the most up-to-date evidence-based research, so too should we remain patient-centered as we go about researching, debating, and crafting SMA’s future position statements.  

Everything published will be of the utmost quality, comprehensive in scope, and supported with credibly sourced and validated facts. Our positions will be different as it serves no purpose for us to be “just another opinion” in a world full of opinions. Our goal is to become influential based on how transparent we are in the process of coming to well thought out, well written position statements that can educate constituents about state and national-level policy. Our country is starving for information they can trust. SMA can and will be the source of that information through the work of this committee

Membership (Standing)

The Membership Committee shall oversee the development of all member benefits for the Association to ensure the Association fulfills its stated mission. The Committee will review existing benefits and identify new benefits for inclusion and maintain member benefits and services provided to SMA members. The Membership Committee shall be leaders in the industry and have broad experience and knowledge of the healthcare market.

The Membership Committee is composed of a Chair and up to ten (10) Active SMA Members appointed by the President. The Membership Chair must be an Active voting member (MD/DO) in good standing.

Both the Chair and members will serve for a period of two (2) years and may be reappointed for one (1) additional term. The Chair may be replaced with one of the active committee members after his/her two-year (2-year) term with the approval of the President provided the chair is an Active voting member (MD/DO) in good standing. A new committee member will be appointed by the President. The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio/non-voting committee member.

Committee assignments will take place during quarterly calls or by special appointment as needed. You will be notified of your assignment upon approval by the Board.

Thank you in advance for your support and dedication.

Call for Committee Participation

  • Committees will work through a google group email, therefore a valid email is required.
  • There may be times when the committees will communicate through a group text, therefore a cell number is required.
  • Please rank your choice for this committee.
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  • Please include a current CV. If you would prefer to email this file, send to committees@sma.org. Submission will not be considered without CV.
  • Please include a brief biographical sketch. If you would prefer to email this file, send to committees@sma.org. Submission will not be considered without CV.