NEW Member Applications

Membership has its benefits! Join the South Dakota State Medical Association and begin experiencing the many benefits which more than 2,500 members currently receive.

Choose an application from the membership categories below.

Active Membership

To qualify as an active member, the applicant 1) must be licensed to practice medicine or osteopathy in South Dakota; 2) must be in good professional standing; 3) may not practice or claim to practice any means of healing not generally accepted in the medical community; and 4) must be a member in good standing in their district medical society. Active members are voting members of SDSMA. Acceptance as a member of SDSMA and payment of the required dues has the effect of making the applicant a member of the applicant’s district.

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Resident Membership

Residents are eligible to be associate members of the SDSMA. Dues of $20 per year are paid by the residency program. As members, residents receive mailings from the SDSMA office, are represented on the SDSMA Council of Physicians and are encouraged to participate in all member benefits. 

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Student Membership

Medical students are eligible to be associate members of the SDSMA. Membership dues, along with American Medical Association membership dues for medical students, are paid by sponsoring SDSMA physician members for all four years of medical school. As members, medical students receive mailings from the SDSMA office, are represented on the SDSMA Council of Physicians and are encouraged to participate in all member benefits. 

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Life Membership

To qualify as a life member, the applicant: 1) must have been an SDSMA member for 10 or more continuous years; 2) may not be actively engaged in the practice of medicine; 3) must be a life member of a district medical society; and 4) must be elected as a life member by the SDSMA Council of Physicians. Life members are voting members of SDSMA and are not required to pay dues. To apply for life membership, contact the SDSMA office at membership@sdsma.org

Affiliate Membership

Affiliated members are admitted by vote of the SDSMA Council of Physicians. Affiliate members formerly practiced or lived in South Dakota and are non-voting members of SDSMA; they are required to complete an application accompanied by a written statement of the reasons the applicant should be admitted. To apply for affiliate membership, contact the SDSMA office at membership@sdsma.org.