Resident Physicians - Southern Medical Association

Resident Physician

For only $50 per year, Residents get full access to SMA's exclusive benefits package, including a complimentary $50,000 of term life insurance.

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Get a $500 signing bonus at LendKey with your SMA Resident membership.

Loans You Can Trust

Finding the right loan can be very time consuming. That’s why we simplified the process using a single platform that allows you to find, customize and fund your loan through credit unions and community banks. When you use our platform for your loan, you can trust that we won’t pass your information to others – which means you won’t get bugged by third-parties!

Get a Better Loan!

Our student loan refinancing options allow graduates to consolidate & refinance their existing debt, while our private student loans allow undergraduate & graduate students to fund their education.

Member Purchase Program at Dell

SMA Members get up to a 30% discount on products and services purchased through Dell® website. Special discounted link over to the Dell® website is provided to SMA members. Login to your Membership account, then click "Benefits" to obtain access.

How will membership pricing from Dell help you in your practice?

Dell has been a leader in technology since their first PC was released in 1986 and offers you more than just discount pricing. Dell solutions empower you to do more, whether at home, work, or school.

Dell has the technology and knowledge to not only help you meet current needs, but also to help you to grow and meet your future goals.

Special Pricing on Dell Products

Including laptops, desktops and all-in-ones, tablets and 2-1 laptops, electronics and accessories.

Additional Benefits to Purchasing from Dell

  • Free Shipping
  • Price Match Guarantee
  • Dell Advantage Rewards
  • Quick, Simple, Financing

20% discount on Epocrates.

See why more than 1 million health care providers trust Epocrates in the moments of care

The Epocrates information you trust is embedded in the EHR ranked #1 for usability by KLAS, so you can make informed decisions more efficiently than ever.

How will Epocrates help you in your practice?

With Epocrates, you have the most current safety, diagnostic & treatment information on hand to support your clinical decisions. Easily accessible, Epocrates allows you to save time, as much as 20 minutes or more a day, & set your focus on what matters most, your patient.

  • Supports clinical decisions - Epocrates delivers the most current safety, diagnostic & treatment information, right when you need it.
  • Saves valuable time - On average, providers report saving 20 minutes or more a day with Epocrates.
  • Keeps the focus on patients - Because you can access Epocrates intelligence instantly, your attention stays where it belongs: with the patient.

The Epocrates information you trust is embedded in the EHR ranked #1 for usability by KLAS, so you can make informed decisions more efficiently than ever.


24x7x365 Medical Air Transport Services

AirMed, the country’s premiere air ambulance provider

  • Worldwide Evacuations & Repatriations
  • Transport to the hospital of your choice* from any point on the globe
  • 24/7 Medical Services Hotline
  • From a stomach virus to the flu, members have access to AirMed’s extensive network of English-speaking doctors and other specialists worldwide
  • Domestic Transports to Specialty Hospitals (when a hospitalized member requires specialty care at another hospital*)
  • Foreign Travel Advisories (up-to-the-minute global threat assessments)
  • Transport of Mortal Remains

How will AirMed benefit you as a member?

A medical evacuation can cost up to $200,000. But as an AirMed member, the full cost of flight, medical staff and ground transportation is included with your membership. Unlike travel and health insurance, there are no deductibles, no co-pays or claims to file.

Additional Savings on the Family Upgrade Option.

  • Only $195 (nearly 50% off of retail prices)
  • Call 800-356-2161 for more information about the Family Upgrade Option
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$50,000 Group Term Life Insurance policy

Resident Physicians can qualify for up to a $50,000 Group Term Life Insurance Policy at no additional charge. Residents will also have access to other offers that SMA Services Inc. can provide at an additional fee.

For additional information, please contact Kendra Blackmon at 800-423-4992 ext. 164

SMA Member Platinum Card

Manage expenses:

  • Tracking purchases on itemized statements
  • Getting extra cards for additional users
  • Making purchases around the world

24/7 account access:

  • Oversee all activity at a glance
  • Manage payment options and transactions
  • Update profile information
  • Set account alerts to track payments and balances
  • Manage accounts, anytime, anywhere

Get Your Very Own SMA Benefit Visa!

Save money while supporting the Southern Medical Association.

Support Patient Care

The SMA Credit Card Program helps the Southern Medical Association improve the quality of patient care through multidisciplinary, interprofessional education.

Access to the Online Educational Course Catalog

CME. Online. Mobile and Available To You.

As a member, you will receive complimentary access to our Educational Course Catalog. The Educational Course Catalog houses a variety of 60+ hours worth of topics.

SMA Online CME Courses make it easy to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Access to the SMJ Online

The Southern Medical Journal 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 and environmental medicine; bioethics and medical education; and quality health care, patient safety, and best practices.

As an accredited provider of CME by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and in accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support, Southern Medical Association requires that all individuals in a position to affect the content of a CME activity disclose to the learners relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Further, any relationship determined to be a conflict of interest will be resolved prior to the activity. For Journal CME articles, author disclosures are published in the footer section of each article. The editor, editorial staff, reviewers and planners for Journal CME articles have no relevant financial relationships to disclose and no conflicts of interest to be resolved.

The Southern Medical Journal (SMJ) regularly accepts manuscript submissions through the Editorial Manager online submission system.