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News | January 12, 2021

SMJ : January 2021 Vol. 114, No. 01

The Southern Medical Journal(SMJ) is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Medical Association. It has a multidisciplinary and inter-professional focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists, including medicine; surgery; women’s and children’s health; mental health; emergency and disaster medicine; public health...

News | January 4, 2021

Don’t Worry if You’re Not from the South

When I was given a chance to present a paper at an SMA meeting during my residency, one of the warmest congratulations came from my grandfather, a thoracic surgeon.  He surprised me by telling me that he maintained SMA membership throughout his career despite his practice being in central Illinois. ...

News | January 4, 2021

SMA Physicians-in-Training 2020 Round Up

The year 2020 saw not only the birth of a new infectious disease, but also the formation of the Southern Medical Assocation’s Physicians-in-Training Leadership Working Group (SMA PIT). The SMA Board of Directors recently voted for SMA PIT to become an official committee of the Southern Medical Association. Check out...

News | December 23, 2020

Happy Holidays from SMA

Happy Holidays from the SMA Leadership in staff. We all hope you have a nice relaxing holiday season with your families. Here is to 2021 and that you have a prosperous New Year!

News | December 22, 2020

How to Stay Healthy During the 2020 Winter Season

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, and been stressful and isolating for most of us. We can try to use this holiday season as a moment of lightness, lifting our spirits in small ways after a year that will go down in history for its challenges...

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News | December 15, 2020

Meet the Physicians-in-Training Committee Members

Natalie Weiss (Chair) Natalie Weiss is an MS3 at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to pursuing a career in medicine, she obtained her BA in Music from Emory University, which led to work as a professional vocalist. Her unconventional background has taught her the value...

News | December 4, 2020

SMJ : December 2020 Vol. 113, No. 12

The Southern Medical Journal(SMJ) is the official, peer-reviewed journal of the Southern Medical Association. It has a multidisciplinary and inter-professional focus that covers a broad range of topics relevant to physicians and other healthcare specialists, including medicine; surgery; women’s and children’s health; mental health; emergency and disaster medicine; public health...

News | December 1, 2020

Social media as a physician’s tool

Those in the medical field have a long history of going beyond their institution and making an impact in their community at large. In recent years, social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and TikTok, have become forums where physicians can share medical information as well as snippets...

News | November 24, 2020

The transition from pediatric to adult care

Healthcare transition is the process of moving from a pediatric to an adult model of healthcare. There are significant differences between adult and pediatric healthcare services, and this article sets out to explain the way in which a child with a systemic disease transitions from one to the other. The...

News | November 24, 2020

HIV Prevention in the South: Improving HIV Testing, Treatment, and Prevention in the Primary Care Setting

This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with the Southern Medical Association. In 2019, the United States (US) Department of Health and Human Services proposed the “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” initiative, with the ambitious goal of reducing new HIV infections by 75% in 5 years...

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