The Society's diverse membership includes trainees to senior researchers as well as educators, clinicians, managers, and policy makers. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines and from various countries. They work in hospitals, universities, corporations, foundations, and government agencies across the globe. Trainee members study in programs ranging from health services and outcomes research to medical informatics, decision science, public health, and health care administration; clinical trainees come from residencies and fellowships in virtually all medical disciplines.
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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.
"SMDM played a major role in helping me launch my career. I found my postdoc then my faculty position through the Society, and I continue to collaborate with many wonderful people who I first met at the annual meeting."continue »
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.