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Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Fellowship Program
The deadline to apply for a SIDM Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 15, 2019.Continue Reading >
Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed
A new Cochrane Review published shows that when doctors and patients are encouraged to discuss the need for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory infections jointly, fewer are prescribed. This may be useful in the fight against antibiotic resistance.Continue Reading >
A Tribute to Seema Sonnad
It is with great sadness that we announce the recent death of our dear friend and colleague Seema Sonnad, an active SMDM member and leader since 1992, who died of a cardiac arrest while running an ultramarathon outside Seattle on Saturday, May 23. We extend our deepest condolences to all who knew Seema, especially to her husband, Henry Glick, also a long-time active SMDM member.Continue Reading >
A Tribute to Joshua Arden Hemmerich, 1975-2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing on March 25, 2015 of Joshua Hemmerich, SMDM member since 2005 and Editor-in-Chief of the SMDM e-Newsletter since 2013.Continue Reading >
NEW! SMDM Operations Research Interest Group
A New Interest Group to Connect Operations Research and Medical Decision MakingContinue Reading >
Shelby D. Reed, PhD
"No other meetings compare to SMDM’s."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.