Who We Are
Southern Medical Association Alliance (SMAA) is a vibrant team of leaders working in their communities to improve health care and health literacy. The SMA Alliance was started in 1924 as a volunteer organization of physician spouses in 16 Southern states and D.C. and has grown to include members both in the US and internationally.
What We Do
SMA Alliance members strive to enhance and improve knowledge on health related issues, encourage students to become future physicians, preserve medical history and achievements, and raise funds for student/resident scholarships and grants. The SMA Alliance provides networking and support uniquely tailored to physicians and physician spouses.
The SMA Alliance provides networking and support uniquely tailored to physicians and their spouses, educates communities on health-related issues, and encourages the professional recognition of physicians.
Build On Our Rich History
In the words of Mrs. George D. Feldner, 29th President, “It is the story about doctors’ spouses sharing a mutual interest, bound together by a common tie, working side by side throughout the years, to attain a desired goal…”
Society of 1924
Support the Physicians of Tomorrow
The purpose of the Society of 1924 is to provide scholarship opportunities for third year medical students in partnership with the Southern Medical Association Research and Education Endowment Fund.
SMA Alliance Membership is open to spouses of physicians and physicians for a $40 annual fee. Spouses of medical students and residents may join at no charge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800)423-4992 Ext. 164 to request the free membership.
Serving Since 1924
The goals of the SMAA are:
- To provide services and support to medical families by providing communication methods for the exchange of ideas and perspectives across the sixteen states, the District of Columbia (hereinafter, the term “states” shall mean the sixteen states and the District of Columbia), and states located out of the region;
- To motivate active membership participation through the promotion of benefits and services to members and potential members, and;
- To provide grants and awards to members and communities which promote health education, doctors’ day and medical heritage.
The overall Mission of the SMAA is:
To support its members who serve families and communities through programs which improve and promote health and well-being, preserve the history of medicine, and recognize the physicians who practice it while supporting the mission and goals of the Southern Medical Association.