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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Credits:

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

South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons

July 8

Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach, SC


South Carolina Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting - Friday, July 8 - Sunday, July 10, 2022.

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News

May 3, 2022

McMaster writes letter of support for CON repeal

"I believe that CON has become antiquated and ineffective in today’s modern free marketplace, much in the same way that rotary phones are no longer practical for telecommunication purposes. CON stifles entrepreneurship, capital investment, and competition, while limiting access and creating monopolies in South Carolina’s healthcare market," says Governor Henry McMaster.

February 14, 2022

FDA Postpones Advisory Committee Meeting to Discuss Request for Authorization of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Children 6 Months Through 4 Years of Age

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been notified by Pfizer that new data have recently emerged regarding its emergency use authorization request for the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in children 6 months through 4 years of age.

February 10, 2022

More Primary Care Docs Equals Higher COVID Vaccination Rates

Counties with a high number of primary care physicians (PCPs) had higher COVID-19 vaccination rates, a cross-sectional study found.

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