About the Saskatchewan Medical Association

About SMA

The Saskatchewan Medical Association is a voluntary professional association for physicians in Saskatchewan, where over 90 per cent of physicians are members. The SMA also represents the vast majority of medical students and residents training in Saskatchewan.

Representing the collective view of the medical profession in Saskatchewan, and negotiating for and on behalf of fee-for-service, salaried and alternate payment physicians, the SMA is a provincial division of the Canadian Medical Association, which acts as the national voice of medicine in Canada. Membership is conjoint, and all SMA members are entitled to the rights and benefits of membership in the Canadian Medical Association.

Our Mission

The SMA is a member based organization that promotes the honour and integrity of the profession.  

We:

  • Provide a common voice for physicians
  • Support the educational, professional, economic and personal wellbeing of physicians
  • Advocate for a high quality, patient centred health care system

Our Values

We believe in providing leadership and promoting excellence in health care.  

We are accountable, professional and compassionate.

Our Strategic Vision for the SMA

The SMA is a trusted voice for all Saskatchewan physicians. Our members’ needs are understood and met, as evidenced by our success in physician wellness, respect for the profession and economic welfare.  We influence health care system design through collaborative leadership.

Our organization is supported by strong governance and informed, well-functioning regional and sectional representation as well as a highly competent staff and stable management.

Strategic Plan

Our Strategic Plan will guide the SMA until the end of 2017. It builds on the strong foundational principles of our mission, values and strategic vision. The four strategic priorities guiding the SMA focus on members in the context of the changing health care environment in Saskatchewan.

Strategic plan update - May 8, 2015 (PDF)

Our Strategic Priorities:

1. Continue to be a strong, member-based organization

2. Enhance physician wellbeing

3. Enhance the physician role in the health care team model

4. Improve physician participation and leadership in health care design