Advocacy

The SCMA is the voice for South Carolina physicians. We provide a constant presence at the State House and work hard to guide you through statewide and national issues affecting the practice of medicine.

CME Education

The SCMA is the only recognized organization in South Carolina by the ACCME to accredit other CME providers. We offer educational sessions as well as tools for maintaining compliance with CME requirements.

Professional Resources

SCMA subsidiary organizations offer products and services to help meet the needs of South Carolina physicians including financial and insurance resources, practice management solutions, and health insurance plans.

News & Events

SCMA signature events, our latest news, and premier publications such as MEDweek, The Journal, and the Palmetto Physician have one goal in mind: to keep South Carolina physicians informed.

Join the Conversation

The South Carolina Medical Association is the only membership organization in South Carolina that represents physicians of all specialties and geographic locations. The more members we have, the more powerful we can be together. By joining the SCMA, you are joining in the conversation to improve health care in South Carolina.

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SCMA News
South Carolina Society of Medical Assistants 2018 Annual Meeting
Monday, March 19, 2018
SCMA President Dr. Richard Osman joined the South Carolina Society of Medical Assistants for their 2018 Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 17th, 2018.…
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Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Update
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Last Friday, Gov. Henry McMaster signed H.3824 into law which makes changes to the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)/SCRIPTS program run by the…
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Gerald Wilson, MD - 2017 Physician of the Year and Order of the Palmetto Recipient
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Dr. Gerald Wilson, a retired general and peripheral vascular surgeon with Midlands Surgical Associates, P.A in Columbia, South Carolina, was awarded…
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It is South Carolina Health Care Decisions Week!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
From Dr. John Ropp, CSI Chairman: During the month of April, we celebrate South Carolina Health Care Decisions Week which takes places April 16-22.…
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PREPARE FOR CHANGE! MACRA/MIPS CME Available
Thursday, February 9, 2017
LIVE WEBINARS: Clinical Practice Improvement Activity (CPIA) Overview Michelle Staneck, The South Carolina Office of Rural Health February 15, 2017…
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Physician in the Spotlight: Joseph John, MD
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Joseph John, MD Editor in Chief, The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association As a member, you receive a subscription to The Journal of the…
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BREAKING NEWS: VA Extends Open Comment Period for APRN Rule
Monday, January 9, 2017
A few weeks ago, the SCMA notified its members of the Veteran's Administration finalized rule regarding scope of practice for advanced practice…
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Physician in the Spotlight: Dr. Marshall Meadors
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Dr. Marshall Meadors: Physician, Philanthropist, Health Champion As the South Carolina Medical Association continues to promote community…
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DEA Reverses Announced Change to Registration Renewal Process
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Last week, the SCMA notified members of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) announcement of  changes to its registration renewal process. We…
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Significant Change to DEA Registration Renewal Process
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced significant changes to its registration renewal process.  Effective January 1, 2017,…
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BREAKING NEWS: VA Finalizes Rule on Expanding APRN Scope of Practice
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Today, the Veteran's Administration finalized the rule regarding scope of practice for advanced practice nurses when caring for patients in VA care…
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Physician in the Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Gardner
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Dr. Stephen Gardner, President of the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (SCBME), has been a significant and valuable partner to the South…
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Dr. Bruce Snyder Receives Two Distinct Honors
Monday, October 31, 2016
Columbia, SC – Dr. Bruce Snyder, a physician practicing in Greenville, South Carolina, was awarded the 2016 South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA)…
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FREE Webinar! Why PCMH Now?
Friday, October 21, 2016
Join the SCMA on November 4th from 12 - 12:30 p.m. for a free webinar on "Why PCMH Now?" For primary care practices, being recognized as a patient…
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Don't Miss Out on Incentive Payments
Friday, October 21, 2016
You may be eligible to participate in the S.C. Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, which provides incentive payments to EPs as they demonstrate the…
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SCMA Members Invited to SC Transportation and Wellness Summit
Friday, October 21, 2016
On November 3rd from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Transportation Association of South Carolina will be hosting the 2016 Transportation and Wellness…
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