Impacting East Texas for over 90 years

Our mission is to strengthen, support and serve medical families and to nurture and encourage a healthy community.

About Smith County Medical Alliance Society

GREATER IMPACT

The SCMSA and TMA Alliance members support and participate in the legislative process on behalf of the Family of Medicine. Whether meeting with their legislators on issues that impact patients and physicians or working to support medicine-friendly candidates, alliance members are strong advocates for the united voice of medicine.

COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Here is a list of the ways we are involved in serving our local community. our members and their families.

  • Youth Leadership Council
  • Junior Health Ambassadors
  • Texas Book Share Program
  • Straight Talk Podcast
  • Celebrate Doctors Day
  • Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships at TJC and UTTyler
  • Joint Programs with the Smith County Medical Society

Program and project partnerships with local health related interties such as Bethesda Health Clinic, UT Tyler Medical School and Hospice.

HOW TO JOIN

We would love to have you join us as an Active member: Dues include both local and state dues with the option of paying national dues.  Please make sure to keep your contact information up to date.  You will receive a handbook annually with the calendar of events and members contact information so you can join in all the fun.

KEEP US, O GOD, FROM PETTINESS; LET US BE LARGE IN THOUGHT AND DEED. LET US BE DONE WITH FAULT-FINDING AND LEAVE OFF SELF-SEEKING. MAY WE PUT AWAY ALL PRETENSE AND MEET EACH OTHER FACE-TO-FACE WITHOUT PREJUDICE. MAY WE NEVER BE HASTY IN JUDGMENT AND ALWAYS GENEROUS. TEACH US TO PUT INTO ACTION BETTER IMPULSE, STRAIGHTFORWARD AND UNAFRAID. LET US TAKE TIME FOR ALL THINGS. MAY WE GROW CALM, SERENE AND GENTLE. GRANT THAT WE MAY REALIZE IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT CREATE DIFFERENCES; THAT IN THE BIG THINGS OF LIFE WE ARE AS ONE. AND MAY WE STRIVE TO TOUCH AND TO KNOW THE GREAT COMMON WOMAN’S HEART OF US ALL. AND, O LORD, LET US NOT FORGET TO BE KIND.

By Mary Stewart

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I become a member?

Click on the link below to the TMAA website to join the Smith County Medical Society Alliance

https://www.texmedalliance.org

For further assistance, contact the current SCMSA Membership VP.

What are the requirements for membership?

Pay annual local and state dues, be the spouse of a physician, retired physician or widow/widower of a physician SCMS eligible physicians are also eligible to be SCMS Alliance members regardless of marital status.

Why should I become a member?

As a group of physician spouses and physicians, we strive to strengthen, support and serve medical families and to nurture and encourage a healthy community.

We are unique as an organization that understands the challenges of being a physician’s spouse and are committed to supporting medical families as well as our community.  We value family, the health of our community and shared experiences that build lasting relationships.  With over 130 members and 90 years of service in Smith County we have a legacy of excellence and making a lasting impact.

Do I have to live in Smith County to be a member?

No, if your county does not have an organized Medical Alliance you are eligible to join.

Can I donate to SCMSA in honor of someone?

Absolutely

How long has SCMSA been active in the community?

Since October 25th 1934

What are the membership dues?

Annual Dues are $90 for active members, $55 for retired members and $50 for widowed members

Is this just for women?

No

What impact has SCMSA had in the community?

Over $1.5 million dollars has been raised through the many years for medical school and allied health scholarships. These are given to local students at TJC and UT Tyler, as well as a newly established scholarship to be given at the UTT School of Medicine. SCMSA has provided thousands of free books for patients at a  pediatric clinic for underserved to promote literacy, thousands of free bike helmets for children, a multitude of shots and immunizations through health fairs, and a variety of opportunities for children and families of members to participate in community volunteer projects. These are only a portion of the many ways SCMSA has impacted Tyler and East Texas over the past 90 years.

What organizations is SCMSA affiliated with?

Smith County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association
Texas Medical Association Foundation