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 28,000 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 is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.
Published authors may be eligible to receive SDMS CME credit once an accepted manuscript is slated to be published in a JDMS issue.
Articles with Accompanying SDMS CME Tests: JDMS Authors will automatically receive three (3) times the number of SDMS CME credits that the SDMS CME test is worth for an accepted article. The SDMS CME credit will be reflected on their SDMS CME Transcript before the article is published in the scheduled printed JDMS issue of the JDMS.
Articles without Accompanying SDMS CME Tests: JDMS Authors will receive 0.75 SDMS CME credits for an accepted article published which does not have an accompanying SDMS CME test. SDMS CME credits for those articles will be included on the Authors’ SDMS CME Transcript by November 30.
Authors do not receive SDMS CME credit for articles not accepted for publication. All SDMS CME credits are granted to authors on published manuscripts who are SDMS members at the time CME credits are awarded. SDMS CME credit is not available to non-SDMS members.Authors whose article(s) have been published in the JDMS may receive free SDMS CME credits. SDMS CME credits are issued through the SDMS CME Tracker if the author is a current SDMS member.
Policy effective for articles published in the JDMS beginning January 1, 2018.
All JDMS published articles are publicly accessible one year following print publication. Authors may receive additional citations after that time as their work is recognized worldwide.
Authors whose article(s) have been published in the JDMS will receive a discount off their upcoming SDMS membership renewal. The "JDMS Rewards" program works this way:
JDMS publication of one original research or literature review article
The manuscript's first listed author is eligible to receive the JDMS Rewards Program discount.
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