Since that time, members have supported SMA’s mission through membership, donations, publishing, speaking, or directing educational programming. Southern Medical Association (SMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. SMA Services Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary to address the business and financial needs of physicians. As the official journal of the Birmingham, Alabama-based Southern Medical Association (SMA), the Southern Medical Journal (SMJ) has for more than 100 years provided the latest clinical information in areas that affect patients' daily lives. Lastly, SMA established an Educational Endowment Fund to provide funding for scholarships, research projects and other programs supporting the educational purposes of the Association. This support has been used to create thousands of hours of education, the publication of more than 46,000 scientific peer-reviewed journal articles in the Southern Medical Journal, and more than $3.5 million in financial support through scientific research grants, loans, and scholarships.