Welcome to the Southern Medical Association Alliance (SMAA)

What is SMA Alliance?

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. Read the History.

What does the SMA Alliance 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 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.


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.


How do I join the SMA Alliance?

Return a printed application to: SMA Alliance, 3500 Blue Lake Drive, Suite 360, Birmingham, AL 35243 or join online. For more information on membership contact Member Services at membership@sma.org.

What benefits does SMA Alliance membership offer?

As an SMA Alliance member you become part of an energetic team of community leaders devoted to the Family of Medicine. Through your spouse’s SMA membership you have access to a number of multimedia tools to assist with these endeavors including websites and online communities. Not to mention the many other benefits SMA has to offer including insurance, retirement, and professional development. And most importantly, you have access to other members who provide support, guidance and encouragement.

Click here to join or contact Member Services at membership@sma.org, or call 800-423-4992, ext. 640.

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