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.
I remember my first SDMS volunteer conference call. I had been invited to join the SDMS Government Relations Committee, and while I was extremely passionate about the cause, I was also very nervous about interacting with those who I considered, and still consider, to be the luminaries of our profession.
I was concerned about what I, a Midwest sonographer/program director, could contribute. Frankly, it was terrifying at first. So many acronyms, working with people I had never met from places that I’d never visited, and yet, I saw an opportunity to be a part of the process of change that I believed would greatly impact our profession for generations to come.
I quickly learned that the SDMS wasn’t merely an impersonal organization that sent out communications and put on epic annual conferences. As I began to see the inner workings and the reality behind the scenes, I saw people just like you and I joined together for a common cause, a common passion, and a common community.
As members, we are the SDMS. We each have a unique opportunity to expand our sphere of influence far beyond what we could ever imagine. There is a place for everyone to volunteer and lend their unique talents and gifts to help ensure that the SDMS remains the premier association for sonographers. Who better to mold and transform our profession than the sonographers of this world?
April is volunteer appreciation month and I challenge you to take a chance this month. Sign up. Volunteer. Put your name out there. Start small or start big but start today! I look forward to serving alongside each of you.
Tammy Stearns, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS, FAIUM
SDMS and SDMS Foundation President
2745 Dallas Pkwy Ste 350, Plano, TX 75093 USA
Tel: +1 214.473.8057 or 1.800.229.9506
Fax: +1 214.473.8563
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