Core Course Certificate Program

SMDM offers a Certificate of Completion to individuals who complete the SMDM Core Courses. The SMDM curriculum is a new initative of the Society with the goal of having a set of introductory-level Core Courses in foundational aspects of medical decision making. This effort serves the core mission of the Society to educate its members in key content areas. Core Courses are offered at SMDM meetings and conferences in North America, Europe and Asia.

Interested in more advanced courses? SMDM offers a full lineup of Short Courses offered at each meeting in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Core Courses:

Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Introduction to Shared Decision Making and Patient Decision Aids

Introduction to Medical Decision Analysis (Decision-Analytic Modeling)

Introduction to Psychology of Medical Decision Making


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

Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD
Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, PhD

"SMDM is my professional home, providing an excellent forum to maintain connections with colleagues and venue to distribute and consume methodologically rigorous, multidisciplinary research."

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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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