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.
In Their Own Words
Serving Since 1924
Making a difference.
Founded in 1924 to promote and preserve the art and science of medicine, the SMA Alliance focuses year-round on health education, preservation of medical history, and observance of National Doctors' Day through community service activities.
The Alliance continues to organize efforts to educate our communities on important health initiatives and develop meaningful programs for the spouses of SMA members and the Family of Medicine.
“When you look at that application for membership and you wonder “What’s in it for me?”…don’t just look at the publications or the CME or the vacation locales. Look beyond what you can put that price tag on to the friendships, support, memories, and shared life experiences that are the true benefits.” -Nancy Brant, SMA Alliance Member