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.
Sonographers may apply for this annual scholarship if they are enrolled in an advanced (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral) degree program in sonography or a related field. At least two years of full-time sonography experience is required.
Application deadline: June 30
SDMS student members may be considered for one of two annual student scholarships for educational expenses when they are enrolled in a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).
Application deadlines: June 30, December 31
Educational Grants | $300/$600
Sonography students, sonographers, and educators are invited to apply for a grant to help with the cost of attending the SDMS Annual Conference.
Opens annually on May 10 | About to close for 2023
Certification Examination Grants | $250
The SDMS Foundation Certification Examination Grant Program provides grants to deserving sonography students and sonographers who wish to further their career by earning additional certifications or specialties. Approved applicants receive a check for $250 following proof of successful exam completion.
Opens monthly on the 1st | 8 grants per month - First come, first served until gone
International Assistance Grants | Up to $1,000
SDMS members working internationally in sonography can apply for reimbursement of travel and/or work costs.
An SDMS member may receive this grant once every five years to assist with financial hardships that may involve temporary disability, unemployment, or experience of natural disasters. Funds may be used to renew SDMS membership.
Ongoing | First come, first served until gone
A grant and an opportunity to submit original research to the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography are awarded up to four times each year.
Application deadlines: March 31, October 31
Undergraduate students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in sonography or a related field are invited to submit a sonography-related research topic. Up to one grant recipient will be chosen each year.
Application deadline: October 31
Emerging Leaders Program
The Emerging Leaders Program selects a cohort of students and recent graduates for accelerated mentoring and leadership education. One outstanding cohort member is selected to receive a grant to attend the SDMS Annual Conference.
Opens annually on October 1 | Application deadline: October 31, 2023 for 2024
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