Short Courses

Short Courses offer a great opportunity to learn something new from leaders in the field. Whether you are new to the field of medical decision making and attending your first meeting, or one of our more senior members, there is a short course for you. It is a great way to start the meeting and to broaden your knowledge base. We offer full day courses, half day morning courses and half day afternoon courses. Short Courses are targeted for personalized learning with 10-30 participants per course. Hands-on work is generally conducted. Depending on the topic and materials being presented, some courses will require participants to bring a laptop or complete pre-course work. Courses being offered are announced via email and posted on the meeting webpages several months prior to each meeting.

Core Courses - SMDM offers a curriculum of introductory-level core courses in foundational aspects 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.

Learn More about Membership


Member Stories

James Stahl, MD, CM, MPH
James Stahl, MD, CM, MPH
"From a technical perspective, solving problems requires both an open mind and sharp skills.The rigorous and multidisciplinary approach of SMDM has helped me expand my toolset for solving important and interesting problems."
 continue »

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.

Learn More >