Did you miss out on the Annual Meeting CME sessions? We have you covered!

Although the Annual Meeting deal cannot be beat, with up to 14 hours for $75, you can now access the Annual Meeting CMEs in a packaged bundle! For members, access the bundle of 11 hours of CME for $150, for non-members $300.

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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

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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SCMA Board of Trustees Meeting

August 26

South Carolina Medical Association Columbia, SC

South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

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SCMA Board of Trustees Meeting

October 28

South Carolina Medical Association Columbia, SC

South Carolina Medical Association Board of Trustees Meeting

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July 13, 2021

Telehealth use drops for 3rd straight month as patients return to in-person appointments

Americans are slowly returning to medical facilities to receive care and are using fewer telehealth services after last year's pandemic high, according to new data.

July 3, 2021

Coronavirus Pandemic Driving Increase in Healthcare Consolidation

Easing regulatory burdens is crucial to the future of independent physician practices, Richele Taylor, JD, CEO and chief legal officer of the South Carolina Medical Association, told HealthLeaders. "The regulatory burdens are important because it is hard for a new physician to start a practice, and you want to keep independent practices viable especially in rural and underserved areas. It has got to be something they can do. They have got to be able to run a practice while practicing medicine."

June 29, 2021

Advisory: Warning about potent counterfeit Roxicodone® (“blue pills”), dangers of using drugs purchased without prescriptions

The OERT is issuing an alert due to ongoing substance use and overdose activity in Greenwood and Union counties and surrounding areas connected with counterfeit 30 mg Roxicodone® (AKA “blue pills”) containing potent fentanyl.