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


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.


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




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

June 24

South Carolina Medical Association Columbia, SC

South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

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2022 NC & SC Societies of Otolaryngology Annual Assembly

July 15

The Omni Grove Park Inn Asheville, NC

North Carolina and South Carolina Societies of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 2022 Annual Assembly July 15-17, 2022 | Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

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SC Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting

August 5

The Omni Grove Park Inn Asheville, NC

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting will take place August 5 - 8.

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April 23, 2021

FDA and CDC Lift Recommended Pause on Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine Use Following Thorough Safety Review

Following a thorough safety review, including two meetings of the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that the recommended pause regarding the use of the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine in the U.S. should be lifted and use of the vaccine should resume.

April 14, 2021

Cases of Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia after Receipt of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

The CDC and the FDA are reviewing data involving six U.S. cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals after receiving the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine that were reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS).

April 8, 2021

Class action lawsuit filed against Roper St. Francis Healthcare over data breach

A lawsuit has been filed against Roper St. Francis alleging a breach of private patient data, including financial and medical information, was compromised.