Membership

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Any registered medical or dental practitioner in Somalia is eligible to join SMA.

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Somali medical association members have a right to participate in various programs organized by the Association and its Branches to which they belong.
Ordinary members have a right to vote, or to be elected for every position in the SMA regarding SMA constitution and election bylaws.
Members have a right to access all scientific conferences and CME sessions organized by SMA.
Members have a right to access the e-library for SMA.
Members are entitled to receive the journal of Somali medical association and any other publications made by SMA.
Members can join study tours organized within the country or aboard for professional interaction
Members have a right to get advocacy from SMA officers if necessary.

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These shall be medical and dental practitioners in Somalia who pay their annual subscription and practicing fees regularly as and at when due unless otherwise exempted by the State Executive Council provided no candidate for election or/and delegate shall qualify for such exemption.

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Ordinary members who are above the age of 70 years and have remained financial members of the Association continuously for a period of at least 20 years

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They shall be men and women of distinction not ordinarily eligible to be members of the Association but who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the profession and/or the Association.

Honorary members shall not be entitled to vote or be voted for at meetings provided this shall not apply to the election of an honorary member to the fellowship of the Somali Medical Association.

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A member of the Association not ordinarily resident in Somalia shall all be termed a distant member provided he/she fulfils all his financial obligations.

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1 Ordinary members shall pay monthly subscription fees which are determined by the executive committee
2 Member shall attend annual conferences for Somali Medical Association
3 Members shall obey the rules and regulation of SMA.

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The membership ends in one of the following cases:

1 Death of the member.
2 Withdrawal from the organization, in writing to the executive committee thirty days prior to withdrawal.
3 The general assembly has the right, and to decide to disqualify a member from the organization following a suggestion from the Executive committee for one of the following reasons:
I. If the member committed a grave mistake in applying the laws and regulations of the bylaws, or in carrying out any decision taken by the GA or BOD.

II. I the member behaved contrary to the organization’s goals.

III. If the member committed a Crime.

IV. Failure to fulfill any of the obligations and duties of a member.

V. NB:The Board of Directors or the executive committee may suggest to the GA to disqualify a member from the organization for the reasons mentioned in I,II and III, only after he has been warned in writing, given a reasonable time to rectify the damage, and a chance to defend his position.

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The candidate member shall provide to the secretary:

1) True copy of his/her MBBS from a university recognized by WHO.

2) True copy of his/her transcript.

3) Request letter for Membership.

4) Fill out the Application form

5) Receipt of the Registration fee (180 dollars)

6) Resume or CV of the applicant

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  • The candidate member shall deposit the registration fee and identity card fees at SMA account: 30205072, SALAAMA SOMALI BANK, Mogadishu Somalia.
  • Then the candidate member shall submit all required documents (mentioned above) to the secretary at SMA office.
  • Then the candidate member shall wait only one week to finalize his/her membership process.

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Who is Eligible to Join SMA?

Any registered medical or dental practitioner in Somalia is eligible to join SMA.

Who is a distant member?

A member of the Association not ordinarily resident in Somalia shall all be termed a distant member provided he/she fulfils all his financial obligations.

Who is a life member?

Ordinary members who are above the age of 70 years and have remained financial members of the Association continuously for a period of at least 20 years

Who is an ordinary member?

These shall be medical and dental practitioners in Somalia who pay their annual subscription and practicing fees regularly as and at when due unless otherwise exempted by the State Executive Council provided no candidate for election or/and delegate shall qualify for such exemption.

Who is an honorary member?

They shall be men and women of distinction not ordinarily eligible to be members of the Association but who have made significant contributions to the advancement of the profession and/or the Association.

Honorary members shall not be entitled to vote or be voted for at meetings provided this shall not apply to the election of an honorary member to the fellowship of the Somali Medical Association.

Do you wish to become SMA Member?

If you are a medical doctor or a dentist you are eligible to become SMA member with a lot of benefits. Click the button and download the application form.

Benefits of memberships

Somali Medical Association members have a right to participate in various programs organized by the Association and its Branches to which they belong.
Ordinary members have a right to vote, or to be elected for every position in the SMA regarding SMA constitution and election bylaws.
Members have a right to access all scientific conferences and CME sessions organized by SMA.
Members have a right to access the e-library for SMA.
Members are entitled to receive the journal of Somali medical association and any other publications made by SMA.
Members can join study tours organized within the country or aboard for professional interaction
Members have a right to get advocacy from SMA officers if necessary.

Membership duties & obligations

1 Ordinary members shall pay monthly subscription fees which are determined by the executive committee
2 Member shall attend annual conferences for Somali Medical Association
3 Members shall obey the rules and regulation of SMA.

Termination of membership

The membership ends in one of the following cases:

  1. Death of the member.
  2. Withdrawal from the organization, in writing to the executive committee thirty days prior to withdrawal.
  3. The general assembly has the right, and to decide to disqualify a member from the organization following a suggestion from the Executive committee for one of the following reasons:
  • If the member committed a grave mistake in applying the laws and regulations of the bylaws, or in carrying out any decision taken by the GA or BOD.
  • the member behaved contrary to the organization’s goals.
  • If the member committed a Crime.
  • Failure to fulfill any of the obligations and duties of a member.

NB: The Board of Directors or the executive committee may suggest to the GA to disqualify a member from the organization for the reasons mentioned in bulet I,II and III, only after he has been warned in writing, given a reasonable time to rectify the damage, and a chance to defend his position.

Are you a health care provider?

Do you want to find out how to become a member? If you are a medical doctor or a dentist you are eligible to become SMA member with a lot of benefits. Click the button and submit the required documents.