GSMA Membership

"Why Should I Join GSMA?"

Who is the Georgia State Medical Association (GSMA) and why should I join?
Since its inception in 1893, Georgia State Medical Association (GSMA) has represented the specific interests and concerns of African-American physicians and their patients. GSMA continues to be the conscience of medicine in the state by working to end the disparities in health care and to improve the quality of health of minorities. Representing the interests of more than 3,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve, with six affiliated societies across the state, Georgia State Medical Association has been firmly established in a leadership role in medicine.

By joining GSMA you will be amongst friends, colleagues, and peers, who share your interest, concern, and dedication, to the profession. The strength of the association relies on individual members like you, who are committed to making an impact on the field of medicine. The GSMA mission is — to be a strong voice for parity and justice in medicine and the elimination of disparities in health. Add your voice to the discussion by becoming a member and help GSMA increase the representation and recognition of African Americans and other underrepresented minorities in medicine.


The combined resources provided by GSMA members are applied to:


  • •  Develop a strenuous program in continuing medical education (CME) to ensure that GSMA members remain abreast of rapidly occurring advances across the various medical specialties.

    •  Conduct the annual GSMA Convention and Scientific Assembly. Through the presentation of CME programs at the state level, GSMA members are able to meet Category 1 requirements for the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association (AMA). GSMA offers programs in a number of specialties — from Aerospace Medicine to Urology. GSMA programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)  via our partner relationship with Morehouse School of Medicine.

    • Advocate for health policies that improve the quality and availability of health care, particularly to African American and other minority and underserved populations.

    •  Conduct public education to prevent health problems and promote healthy lifestyles among African American and other minority and underserved populations.

    •  Support scholarly exchange of scientific and clinical knowledge to identify and facilitate new directions in medicine, through scientific sessions at the GSMA Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly and numerous other programs.

    •  Promote and support biomedical research that contributes to the advancement of knowledge and treatment of diseases, disabilities and adverse health problems that disproportionately or differentially affect African American and other minority populations.

Join us in our efforts and be a force of change in health care and your community.

For over one hundred and twenty years, Georgia State Medical Association, Inc. (GSMA) is committed to bringing about effective healthcare practices in the state, for the benefit of all our members. Our goal is to provide a robust menu of value-added goods and services that benefit our members built on well-researched, strong, trust-based relationships. The following is a list of services to keep member physicians at the top of their profession. All benefits are accessible upon receipt of the annual dues payment. Membership Benefit Package – Special Discounts and Access with organizations such as:


Commonwealth Financial of Atlanta LLC

Commonwealth of Atlanta, LLC is an independent firm that has an unbiased and unique approach to help you build your financial world.


GA-HITEC

Georgia Health Information Technology Extension Center (GA-HITEC) is Georgia’s Health IT Center for assisting clinicians in the redesign of healthcare delivery through the successful adoption of Electronic Health Records. Our goal is to support clinicians as they use health information technology to manage and coordinate patient care. This goal aligns with Morehouse School of Medicine’s, National Center for Primary Care’s mission to minimize disparities and employ clinical models to achieve health equity.

GA-HITEC is a trusted resource for clinicians in implementing proven strategies that advance the interoperability of Health IT and clinical practice transformation through the use of technology.  As experts, GA-HITEC leads the way in educating health care professionals, as they increase patient delivery efforts by providing technical assistance to hundreds of clinicians across Georgia. GA-HITEC is privileged to support successful participation in the Meaningful Use EHR Incentive Program, and Quality Payment Program-MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment System).
GA-HITEC health information product, Georgia Health Connect (GaHC), became the first regional health information exchange connecting to Georgia’s statewide Health Information Network, GaHIN.  Providers are now able to bridge the health information gap by magnifying care coordination and improving quality of care.

GA-HITEC is at the nucleus of the nation’s health information technology capital, keeping clinicians informed and facilitating patient care continuity.


MagMutual Insurance Company

MagMutual provides medical professional liability (malpractice) insurance in Georgia and other states in the Southeast U.S. It is one of the largest medical liability insurers in the U.S. The company is rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Go to MagMutual.com for additional information.

GSMA Monthly eNewsletter

GSMA members receive complimentary subscriptions to the official online monthly electronic publication of the Association. The eNewsletter delivers Association and Affiliate Society news, scientific and practice related articles, free CME article reviews, legislative information and provides updates on association activities. The journal has a circulation of over 2,000 physicians throughout the State of Georgia.

 

 

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