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.
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The SDMS supports credentialing for sonographers and provides representation on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the sonography profession.
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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.
Dear SDMS Members,
I am pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the following SDMS awards and SDMS Foundation grants and scholarships. The recipients will be recognized at the 2023 SDMS Annual Conference. Please join me in celebrating their achievements.
The SDMS Fellow membership category recognizes the lifetime achievement of individual members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of sonography and to the SDMS. An SDMS Fellow is known for their outstanding professional accomplishments as well sustained engagement in SDMS activities and continued SDMS membership.
Tara K. Cielma, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(S), FSDMS
Cathie Scholl, DHSc, RDMS, RVT, FSDMS
Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award
The Joan P. Baker Pioneer Award was established to honor sonographers who have made innovative and outstanding contributions to the sonography profession. This award is not an annual award but rather awarded as qualified candidates are identified. Selection is based on contributions which have advanced or changed the field of sonography and increased the knowledge and/or welfare of sonographers.
Daniel A. Merton, BS, RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM
SDMS McLaughlin Memorial Lectureship Award
The Stephen McLaughlin Memorial Lectureship was created as a tribute to past SDMS President Stephen McLaughlin for his service to the SDMS and his dedication to promoting sonographer professionalism within the healthcare community. The lecture is presented each year at the SDMS Annual Conference in his honor.
Sara M. Baker, MEd, RDMS, RVT, RMSKS, RT(R), FSDMS
The Sky is the Limit: Finding Passion in your Profession
SDMS Foundation Scholarship Program
The SDMS Foundation Sonography Student and Advanced Degree Scholarship Programs provide a $2,500 scholarship to deserving sonography students and sonographers who have been accepted or are currently enrolled in a diagnostic medical sonography or cardiovascular technology educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Sonography Student Scholarship Program
Henry Ford Hospital School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
South Hills School of Business & Technology
Sonography Advanced Degree Scholarship Program
Doc Shields, BA, AA, RDMS
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
SDMS Foundation Research Grants
The SDMS Foundation Research Grant Program provides support for innovative research projects which advance the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Applicants are required to present a unique or immediate relevance to the profession and the SDMS Foundation, to undergo education and mentorship throughout their research, and to submit their findings to the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS) for publication.
Michelle C. Wilson, EdD, RDMS, RDCS, FSDMS
Trapezius Muscle Changes During a Sonographer’s Shift
Huriah Al Sultan
SARS-CoV-2 Pediatric Survivors with Possible Chronic Health Conditions: The Use of Non-Ionizing Imaging and Biomarkers to Efficiently Guide Primary Care Management
SDMS Foundation International Assistance Program
The SDMS Foundation International Assistance program provides support to SDMS members who are working or assisting in the international healthcare arena.
Courtney Dobson, RDCS, RCCS
Medical Mission Trip to Pago Pago, American Samoa
Juliette Myers, BS, RDMS
Medical Mission Trip to Santiago, Dominican Republic
SDMS Foundation Emerging Leaders Program
The SDMS Foundation Emerging Leaders Program identifies and mentors future leaders in the sonography field. Participants virtually attend a variety of leadership education opportunities and engage in meaningful dialogue and projects related to the future of the profession and leadership volunteerism. At the end of the program, one participant is selected to represent the cohort at the fall SDMS and SDMS Foundation Board of Directors Meetings and the SDMS Annual Conference.
2023 Cohort Grant Recipient
Halle Delos Reyes, BS, RDMS
Owens Community College
Congratulations to all!
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