Dantwan Smith, MD, MBA
Co-Chair of the
Physicians-in-Training Leadership Working Group

Natalie Weiss, BA, BS
Co-Chair of the
Physicians-in-Training Leadership Working Group

Our Mission:

The purpose of this group is to provide a forum to plan and design new educational activities for physicians-in-training with a focus on:

  • Multi-disciplinary networking;
  • Collaborative, low-stress environment surrounded by peers;
  • New ideas from new physicians to new physicians;
  • Education and research emphasis, without any political endorsements;
  • Incorporating physician-to-physician communication/networking early for continued collaboration;
  • Spreading best practices between sixteen regional states and the District of Columbia for improved quality patient care;
  • Enhancing leadership strategies and skills;
  • Support the future of medical education in the South.

Monthly Group Meetings 

Our group meets online on the last Tuesday of each month, at 6:00 pm Central Time. All members are encouraged to join and participate! Joining information is as follows:

Join Zoom Meeting Online:

https://tulane.zoom.us/j/95722781536

Find your local dial-in number: https://tulane.zoom.us/u/ahB7bZS7d

Meeting ID: 957 2278 1536

A Day in the Life Webinar Series

We are looking for students and residents to present interactive online webinars! The theme is “A Day in the Life,” and the stipulation is that it must relate to an experience as a medical student or resident. Content examples include interesting daily routines, involvement with community outreach projects, best practices, wellness and emotional health as related to being a student/resident, a valuable resource or tip, unexpected experiences, or just about anything of educational value. Do you have something to share or know someone who can contribute?

Complete this form and participate today!

The sessions are recorded and made available on our group’s YouTube channel!

Showcase your leadership skills by becoming a Subgroup leader! 

Subgroups have been established (see list below), and each will need a leader to oversee the planning and implementation of our group’s many initiatives. If you are interested in becoming a Subgroup Leader, please complete the form below. Our group’s Co-chairs will review submissions and will notify you of assignment.

  • Outreach
  • Social Media/Communications
  • Research and Development
  • Conference Planning
  • Community Service
  • Personal Development/Wellness
  • Mentorship and Networking

Become a Subgroup Leader Today

SMA’s Southern Regional Assembly – Call for Abstracts

SMA’s Assembly will take place October 8-10, 2020, and abstracts are currently being solicited. If you are interested in submitting, please click here for details.

Submit an Abstract Today

Outreach Initiatives 


Group Membership

We continue to invite new members to the group, and YOUR help is greatly appreciated! This is a link to our “Outreach” working documents. It is our goal to reach out to all medical schools within our territory (16 Southern states and DC). If you are willing to assist, click the link to review schools that need to be contacted. We have also created a template for extending the invitation!

Sign-up Sheet  Email Template

April, 2021 Conference

Announcing - April, 2021 - Inaugural Physicians-in-Training Leadership Conference

Plans are well underway! Join us as we plan and develop our first meeting, to be held at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans!

Medical Students and Residents will have an opportunity to:

  • Submit abstracts for oral and digital poster presentations;
  • Participate in hands-on workshops;
  • Network with colleagues from medical schools across SMA’s Southern Region;
  • Participate in interactive activities designed for interprofessional learning;
  • Take home practical information from keynote speakers;
  • Fulfill ACGME requirements related to participation in scholarly activities;
  • Experience one of the best meeting cities in our area - “The Big Easy”!

We are still in the initial planning stages, and NEED YOUR INPUT!

Our goal is for medical students and residents to plan and design this meeting. Please share with us:

  • Topics of interest for keynote speakers
  • Ideas for learning experiences that are unique, fun, and challenging
  • Social event ideas
  • Any ideas that would make this the PERFECT meeting to attend!

We will be launching the “Call for Abstracts” in mid-July - so NOW IS THE TIME to make your voice be heard!

Showcase your leadership skills by becoming a Subgroup leader! 

Subgroups have been established, and each will need a leader to oversee the planning and implementation of our group’s many initiatives. If you are interested in becoming a Subgroup Leader, please complete this form. Our group’s Co-chairs will review submissions and will notify you of assignment upon approval.

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