Education & Career Tools

Education & Career Tools

We use, develop and provide training in methods drawn from many fields, including decision science, psychology, health economics, operations research, biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, informatics and evidence based medicine.


  • Short Courses

    Short Courses are offered in conjunction with SMDM meetings and conferences and are increasingly being offered at meetings of other...

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  • Educational Modules

    Member Benefit
    Educational Modules consist of presentations and bibliographies on key topics in medical decision making. Topics include…

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  • MDM-Related Resources

    Member Benefit
    SMDM Members can access a wide variety of resources in medical decision making, including the EQ-5D Index Score Calculator, funding...

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  • Mentoring

    The SMDM Career Development Committee offers one-to-one mentoring at its Meetings and Conferences. This is a great opportunity for…

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  • Career Consultation

    Member Benefit
    SMDM can connect you with other members to provide consultation on your professional endeavors and growth.

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  • Find a Job

    Member Benefit
    SMDM Members can search job and fellowship postings for positions directly related to medical decision making.

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  • Post a Job

    Advertise your job or fellowship position in the SMDM newsletter and on the SMDM website!

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  • Post your CV

    Member Benefit
    SMDM Members can post their CVs in SMDM Connect. Other members will be able to find your CV and learn about your research.

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  • Syllabi Sharing

    Member Benefit
    SMDM Members have access to course syllabi posted by other members. Members can also post syllabi they have developed...

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  • Core Course Certificate Program

    SMDM offers a Certificate of Completion to individuals who complete the SMDM Core Courses.

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Become a Member

SMDM members contribute critically to health policy research in the areas of evidence-based medicine, cost effective health care, patient decision making and public health. SMDM helps you to be more than just a face in the crowd. The connections you make through SMDM can help you build a network of long-term contacts to help you throughout your career.

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Member Stories

Seema Sonnad, PhD
Seema Sonnad, PhD

"My career was jump-started by writing papers with people I met at SMDM."

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MDM Journal

MDM Journal

MDM offers rigorous and systematic approaches to decision making that are designed to improve the health and clinical care of individuals and to assist with health policy development.

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