Membership in the Southern Medical Association (SMA)

Join Southern Medical Association

SMA Alliance

Spouses of Healthcare Professionals.

$40year

Medical Student

Students actively pursuing a medical degree.

Free

Resident Physician

Physicians on assignment in a residency program.

$100year

Healthcare Management

Administrators of practices of all sizes.

$150year

Allied Health Professional

Multidisciplinary healthcare providers.

$150year

Physician MD/DO

Practicing physicians of all specialties.

$320year

Who is Eligible to Join?

Medical Students

  • Eligibility
    • Individuals who are currently enrolled in a LCME or COCA accredited medical school.
  • Restrictions
    • Cannot hold office
    • Cannot vote

SMA Alliance

  • Eligibility
    • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Restrictions
    • Cannot hold office. 
    • Cannot vote.

Residents and Fellows

  • Eligibility
    • Must have satisfactorily completed Medical School and are in Residency or Fellowship Training.
    • Must be in an ACGME accredited training program or Osteopathic accredited training program.
    • Licenses must be current and in good standing
  • Restrictions
    • Cannot hold office
    • Cannot vote

Healthcare Management

  • Eligibility
    • Must be Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) through the ACMPE
    • Certification must be current and in good standing
  • Restrictions
    • Cannot hold office. 
    • Cannot vote.

Allied Health Professional

  • Eligibility
    • Healthcare Professional licensed to practice in the US, District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
    • License must be current and in good standing.
  • Restrictions
    • Cannot hold office. 
    • Cannot vote.

International Physician

  • Eligibility
    • Each applicant must be approved by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.
    • Must be licensed to practice within the country of residence.
    • License must be current and in good standing.
  • Restrictions
    • Cannot hold office. 
    • Cannot vote.

Southern Medical Journal

Official peer-reviewed journal of SMA.

  • Complimentary access to journal archives.
  • Online access 24/7
  • Complimentary to all SMA members
  • It has a multidisciplinary and inter-professional focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists.

Online CME

Online access to enduring CME material.

  • Complimentary access to Course Catalog
  • Online access 24/7
  • Over 60+ credit hours worth of topics
  • Online Courses make it easy to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

AirMed Traveler Program

FREE AirMed Air Ambulatory Service

  • As an SMA dues paying member, you are automatically enrolled in the AirMed Traveler program at no cost to you.
  • Additionally, AirMed offers an SMA Family/Spouse Upgrade Option at a greatly discounted rate.

Membership Discounts

Negotiated discounts to save you money on products and services.

  • LendKey - All applicants are welcome, but SMA Members get a $500 sign-up bonus when refinancing their student loans with LendKey!
  • Epocrates -  Receive a 20% discount on Epocrates Plus License for 6 months, a premium mobile and web based clinical reference products
  • Service First Rewards Visa - Get 1% Cash back and support SMA
  • Dell® Computers - Save on your next computer or hardware purchase [dell.com]
  • Secure Electronic Payments - Save up to $325 on payment processing from TSYS®
  • Magazine Subscriptions - Save up to 50% on popular magazine subscriptions.

SMA Connect

SMA members gain a powerful resource by which members can connect, exchange knowledge and share solutions.

  • Stay connected “from a distance”;
  • Keep the conversation going and start discussions;
  • Share documents and share events within communities;
  • Stay connected on the go with our FREE SMA mobile app;
  • Member exclusive online community.