Why Join SCMA?

Whether joining as a new member, renewing, or just contemplating membership in our organization, you have come to the right place. We invite medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians of all specialties and geographic locations throughout South Carolina to join us.


Effective legislative and regulatory advocacy. SCMA members have the opportunity to provide input on legislation that affects physicians and to craft needed policy. The SCMA takes your views to the Statehouse.

Some recent examples include:

  • Protecting physicians by lobbying to reduce the recent Joint Underwriting.
  • Authority surcharge from the proposed 15% to a max of 6% or less.
  • Passing the new law, Physicians Order for Scope of Treatment, which will allow physicians to better direct care for critically ill patients.
  • Educating legislators on the issues of making marijuana a prescriptive drug without regulation, as the THC levels are dependent on where the marijuana plant is grown.
  • Representing physicians on scope issues and providing input to legislators.
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Leadership development for physicians at all stages of their career.

  • Medical Students Section, Residents and Fellows Section, Young Physicians Section, Committees, SCMA  Board of Trustees, American Medical Association Delegates and Alternate Delegates

Reducing administrative burdens

  • Webinars for your practice administrators about relevant topics
  • Providing information on relevant healthcare topics
We Help You Make Connections

Enhancing professional satisfaction with an outlet to talk about physician issues, as well as make professional and social connections.

  • County chapters for socializing
  • Regional CME Events
  • Student Events (poster presentation)
  • Resident Events (scholarships)
  • Mentoring other physicians
Access to Helpful Resources

Access to Free and Reduced CMEs

  • Online CMEs
  • Annual Meeting CME program
  • County CMEs

Free publications with information about your practice, as well as state and federal news important to physicians:

  • SCMedNews (once a month)
  • Special Updates (call outs, important news, timely events for physicians, etc)
  • MedPac Donors Receive SC Legislative Weekly Rounds (Jan-June)
Access to Member Benefit Companies
  • Access to Members’ Insurance Trust (MIT). Health insurance run by physicians for physicians.

  • Access to discounts on insurance (Fulcrum Risk Solutions).

  • Access to discounts on CeHN, a physician-led health information exchange delivered in partnership by the South Carolina Medical Association and KONZA and is a member of the KONZA Network.