The South Dakota State Medical Association is a professional organization of more than 2,500 physicians, residents and medical students who are all dedicated to protecting the health care interests of patients and enhancing the effectiveness of physicians throughout South Dakota.

The SDSMA’s mission is to promote the art and science of medicine, protect and improve the health of the public, and advocate for the well-being of patients and the best environment for physicians to advance quality health care. We promote:

  • Medical knowledge and science;

  • High standards of medical education; 

  • Medical ethics and competence in the art of healing; 

  • The protection and enhancement of the physician-patient relationship and promote improved access to and delivery of quality medical care; and 

  • An understanding between the public and the medical profession.

Mission and goals of the SDSMA

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