Southern Medical Association

Improving the quality of patient care through multidisciplinary, interprofessional education.

aka SMA   |   Birmingham, AL   |  https://sma.org

Mission

Our Mission: To improve quality of patient care through multidisciplinary, interprofessional education.

Our Vision: Physician-directed educational and leadership activities that include diverse teams of healthcare professionals interacting, collaborating, and learning for the purpose of improving the quality of patient care.

Ruling year info

1940

Executive Director

Mr. Randall Glick

Main address

3500 Blue Lake Drive Suite 360

Birmingham, AL 35243 USA

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EIN

63-0196615

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (E03)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem is lack of access to and the quality of health care in the Southeastern United States. Issues related to access to care and quality improvement intersect at the need for education, both for medical professionals and for the patient population. There is a shortage of physicians in SMA's territory which is comprised of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland/DC, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia . Medical professionals who are not Medical Doctors (eg, physician assistants, nurse practitioners) are beginning to fill this gap. Not all patients are well informed regarding lifestyle choices, nor do they have sufficient access to the care that others do. As such, it is imperative to provide healthcare professionals the means necessary to provide quality patient care to the populations that are most lacking.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Research & Education Endowment Fund

In 1986 SMA established an Educational Endowment Fund to provide funding for scholarships, research projects and other programs supporting the educational purposes of the Association.

Purposes of the Fund are: to provide an investment in the future of medical and health care delivery; to stimulate interest in conducting research; to provide financial aid to deserving medical students; to initiate a professional career development relationship with SMA; and to recognize or memorialize donors and their designees.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Population(s) Served

The Southern Medical Association (SMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. SMA also offers MOC options for acquiring needed MOC Points.

Population(s) Served

CME Accreditation
Looking for CME accreditation (Joint Providership) for your educational activity or quality improvement program? Southern Medical Associations has been an accredited provider of CME, and worked with other programs as a joint provider for over 30 Years. We can review your activity, provide professional faculty to peer review your materials, assist with meeting planning, and whole host of additional support services to ensure a quality accredited CME program.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Adults
Academics
Adults
Academics
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education - Accreditation

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To achieve the Association's mission which is to “Improve the quality of patient care through multidisciplinary interprofessional education." We want people in the southeastern region of the United States to have access to quality healthcare and wellness programs, to improve the relationship people have with they doctor all to achieve better outcomes and better health.

Base strategies involve eliminating cost barriers and improving the distribution of education and information to medical professionals as well as patients. These strategies involve increased funding for SMA's activities as well as improved utilization of both internal and external resources. The Association intends to accomplish these through the strengthening of its leadership network and strategic partnerships. SMA is governed by a Board comprised of physicians from all over the Southeast who are skilled in many different specialties and backgrounds ranging from private practice to deanships of medical schools. These leaders assist in the identification of needs, and they also provide access to thought leaders, research, data, and real-world perspectives necessary to provide quality education. SMA's leaders also serve as a conduit for dissemination of information, support, and the fostering of relationships. Much like the Association's leadership network, strategic partners will help to improve efficiencies and provide access to additional resources to which SMA would not otherwise have access. Both will help improve distribution and reduce barriers associated with costs.

SMA has an experienced staff with an average of more than 20 years experience in developing accredited medical education. Since 1983, SMA has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. In November 2018, SMA was resurveyed by the ACCME and awarded reaccredited as a provider of continuing medical education. The Association complements this capability with a team of meeting planners, project managers, grant specialists, travel agents, software developers, and multimedia professionals who can provide educational solutions ranging from large, live conferences to webcasts to online courseware.

The Southern Medical Association was founded in 1906 as a scientific body of physicians dedicated to fostering the art and science of medicine through education. SMA members' commitment to multidisciplinary, interprofessional education has endured for more than 100 years. Since 1906, members have supported SMA's mission through membership, donations, publishing, speaking, or directing educational programming. This support has been used to create thousands of hours of educational programming, the publication of more than 45,000 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles in the Southern Medical Journal, and investments of millions of dollars supporting scientific research grants and medical student scholarships.

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Southern Medical Association

Board of directors
as of 02/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donna Breen

Southern Medical Association

Term: 2021 - 2022

Christopher Morris

SMA

Philip Hartman

SMA

Donna Breen

SMA

Steven Strode

SMA

Lawrence Carter

SMA

Gerald Harmon

SMA

Glenn Talboy

SMA

Karan Pastora

SMA

Natalie Weiss

SMA

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/9/2022

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Leadership

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/11/2019

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.