SDMS's core purpose is to enhance the art and science of medicine by advancing medical sonography. As an SDMS member you will join an exclusive network of over 27,000 sonographers and sonography students.
The SDMS provides opportunities to earn and offer continuing medical education (CME). We also have educational resources for the sonography community.
The SDMS offers resources for the sonography industry.
The SDMS supports credentialing for sonographers and provides representation on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the sonography profession.
Formed in 2009, the SDMS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization affiliated with the SDMS. The SDMS Foundation fosters professional learning and excellence by working to improve the field of diagnostic medical sonography.
The SDMS provides various products for the sonography community.
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is a professional membership organization founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical sonography. The SDMS, with over 27,000 members, is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.
As you start your preparations for the holiday season, I encourage you to take a moment to reflect on why you chose sonography as a career as well the people who were your mentors and helped you become who you are. Yes, sonography brings career opportunities that we may not have imagined and we get to do some pretty cool things with technology, but I know that many of you are like me in that you chose sonography because it lets you make a difference every day just by going to work.
We all have those patients we remember - the ones who touched our heart and made being a sonographer worthwhile. On the flip side, I guarantee you that your patients also remember you. Maybe you shared their joy at good news or in the times when their prognosis wasn’t good you were a calming presence. Maybe you simply said good morning or held casual conversations while scanning. Whether it is for actions large or small, and although in the stress of dealing with the healthcare system it might go unsaid, your patients are thankful for you.
So don’t forget, when your days (and nights) are long, you do this because your patients need you. They are depending on you to obtain the images needed for the doctor to accurately diagnose and treat them. Your mentors are proud of the sonographer that you are and everything that you do to make a difference.
In this season of thanksgiving, I encourage you to pay it forward by supporting the SDMS Foundation. The SDMS Foundation is dedicated to supporting the diagnostic medical sonography community and your donation will help others make a difference in patient’s lives through grants, scholarships, and international assistance.
Thank you for your continued support of the SDMS and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.
Sheryl Goss, MS, RT(R)(S), RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS
SDMS and SDMS Foundation President
2745 Dallas Pkwy Ste 350, Plano, TX 75093 USA
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