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Why Join SAMA?

SAMA membership provides you with individual or collective representation aimed at influencing medical and health legislation, regulation and policies. Our activities, products and services will assist you, as a private or public sector practitioner, to practise more successfully.

Medical doctors and medical students registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), qualify for SAMA membership. All members must abide by the Memorandum of Incorporation, and Company rules of the Association. With the exception of honorary and international members, SAMA members enjoy full voting rights at National Council and local Branch levels.

  • We unite doctors across South Africa.
  • Members receive unrestricted access to information SAMA has to offer.
  • Labour law advice.
  • Private practice support, advice and coding support services.
  • Legal assistance from the Legal Department on an advisory basis.
  • Continuing Professional Development services.
  • The South African Medical Journal (SAMJ) incorporating Continuing Medical Journal (CME) is included with the Membership, with the exclusion of Retired, Life, Capitation (Spouse) and Unattached without Journals membership.

Meetings and Events Calendar

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SAMA Invites you to attend a webinar | Presented by: Prof. Shabir Madhi and Prof. Ames Dhai on Covid-19 Vaccines
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SAMA Invites you to attend a webinar | Presented by: Prof. Shabir Madhi and Prof. Ames Dhai on Covid-19 Vaccines
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Upcoming Events

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SAMA Invites you to attend a webinar | Presented by: Prof. Shabir Madhi and Prof. Ames Dhai on Covid-19 Vaccines
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Vision

To be the leading and preferred membership organization advocating and supporting medical practitioners in South Africa.

Mission

Being the custodians of growing advocacy platform that will unite, guide and support members for the health of the nation.

Latest News

Media Release | SAMA STATEMENT ON CRIMINALISATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE

1 December 2020

SAMA STATEMENT ON CRIMINALISATION OF MEDICAL PRACTICE The South African Medical Association (SAM...
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SAMA Insider December-January Edition | Now Available

1 December 2020

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SAMJ December | Now available

1 December 2020

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SAMA Membership

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) is a not-for-profit Company Reg no 1927/000136/08 professional association for medical doctors, representing the interests of medical doctors.

Medical doctors and medical students registered in terms of the Health Professions Act 56 of 1974, with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), qualify for SAMA membership. All members must abide by the Memorandum of Incorporation (MOI) and Company Rules of the Association. With the exception of honorary or international members, SAMA members enjoy full voting rights at National Council and local Branch levels.

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Latest Podcasts


Latest Podcasts

16 days of activism against Gender based violence

Office of the Chair

26 November 2020

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SAMJ

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SAMJ Vol 110, No 7 (2020)
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SAMJ Vol 110, No 4 (2020)
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SAMJ Vol 110, No 2 (2020)
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SAMJ Vol 109, No 11 (2019)
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Bursaries & Scolarships,



The South African (SAMA) Bursary fund is assisting needy medical students with bursaries.

Make a Donation to the Bursary Fund


The South African Medical Association bursary is intended to support South African citizens in South Africa and attend medical school in South Africa.

SAMA Medical Student Bursaries


The SA Medical Association wishes to encourage postgraduate research in the medical field, specifically with a view to promoting research and development in medicine for medical doctors in South Africa.

SAMA PhD Supplementary Scholarships


The SA Medical Association wishes to encourage postgraduate research in the medical field, specifically with a view to promoting research and development in medicine for medical doctors in South Africa.

SAMA Research Masters Scholarship