COVID-19 Resources

The SCMA has compiled state and federal resources to facilitate answers on COVID-19 for South Carolina physicians.

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Slow the Spread

As leaders of the health community here in South Carolina, the South Carolina Medical Association, the South Carolina Hospital Association and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina all strongly encourage you to do your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face mask in public.

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Opioid Crisis

Through the Opioid Risk Prevention Partnership, SCMA is sharing resources to help physicians and clinical care teams facilitate conversations with patients who have acute pain, chronic pain, and addiction. The Partnership aims to support medical providers’ efforts to have conversations with patients about pain, and the appropriate use of alternatives to opioids in pain management.

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We are the physicians who care for South Carolina.

The South Carolina Medical Association is the largest physician organization in the state, representing more than 6,000 physicians, residents, and medical students.

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Membership

The South Carolina Medical Association is the only membership organization in South Carolina that represents physicians of all specialties and geographic locations.

Advocacy

The SCMA is the voice for South Carolina physicians. SCMA has a constant presence at the South Carolina State House and SCMA staff works methodically to guide SCMA members though statewide issues affecting the practice of medicine.

Education

The SCMA offers our members timely and resourceful educational sessions for maintaining compliance with CME requirements.

Online CME Courses

6th Edition - Approved Procedures for South Carolina Physicians Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substance

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2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians who prescribe or distribute opioids with an appreciation for the complexities of opioid prescribing and drug diversion or misuse in order to provide the best possible patient care and to prevent a growing social problem.

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Live CME Courses

There are currently no upcoming Live CME Courses available.


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Save The Date

SCMA Board of Trustees Meeting

January 27

South Carolina Medical Association Columbia, SC


South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

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SCMA Board of Trustees Meeting

March 24

South Carolina Medical Association Columbia, SC


South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

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News

November 19, 2021

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots to All Adults

Today, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) expanded recommendations for booster shots to include all adults ages 18 years and older who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months after their second dose.

November 5, 2021

Molnupiravir: First pill to treat Covid gets approval in UK

The first pill designed to treat symptomatic Covid has been approved by the UK medicines regulator.

October 25, 2021

So You Don't Want to Practice Rural Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many inequities in the foundations of our healthcare system, including factors causing disparate access to care for rural areas of the country. Since 2005, there have been 181 rural hospital closures -- and the pace of closure has only quickened during the pandemic.

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