Membership Levels

Physicians

As the only membership organization that represents all South Carolina physicians, we strive for membership representation of all specialties and locations across the state. Any physician that is licensed to practice medicine in the state of South Carolina can become a member of the South Carolina Medical Association.

 

Benefits:

Advocacy. The SCMA is the voice for South Carolina physicians. We provide a constant presence at the State House and work hard to guide you through statewide and national issues affecting the practice of medicine including scope of practice, post-Medicare SGR, ICD transition, and ACA implementation.

Education and Compliance. The SCMA is the only recognized organization in South Carolina by the ACCME to accredit other CME providers. We offer our membership timely and resourceful educational sessions as well as tools for maintaining compliance with CME requirements.

Exclusive Information. SCMA signature publications including MEDweek, The Journal, and the Palmetto Physician, and our website, social media outlets, and more have one objective: to keep South Carolina physicians informed.

Legal Guidance. The SCMA’s Legal Resource Center provides an online question center, legal publications, and the Annual Health Law Symposium designed to answer common legal questions related to the practice of medicine.

Products and Solutions. SCMA subsidiary organizations offer products and services to assist and help meet the needs of South Carolina physicians including financial and insurance resources, practice management solutions, and health insurance plans.

 

Dues:

Regular Member: $395
Retired: $197
First Year Practice: $298
Second Year Practice: $0
Honorary or Dues Exempt: $0
Disabled Physician: $0
Military Physician: $70
 

Residents and Fellows

The resident section comprises of South Carolina residents and fellows that are members of the South Carolina Medical Association. This organization strives to provide a forum within organized medicine for the exchange of information among residents and fellows in South Carolina, and to represent the best interest of residents and fellows within the SCMA.

 

Benefits:

In order to build a successful career, a strong foundation must be set—and that’s exactly what the South Carolina Medical Association strives to do for our resident members. And as the premier medical organization in South Carolina, the tools and resources offered by our association are guaranteed to prepare medical residents for a successful career as a young physician. Some benefits include:

  • Subscription to The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association
  • Online Access to SCMA’s Legal Resource Center, Career Center, full service insurance agency and all publications
  • Weekly E-subscription to MEDweek
  • Opportunity to get involved in the Annual Student/Resident Poster Competition
  • Access to the NEW Physician/Resident Mentor Program
  • Network with your peers through the SCMA Resident and Fellow Section
  • Free Registration to the SCMA Annual Meeting and more!

 

Dues:

Did you know that for a limited time, membership to the South Carolina Medical Association is FREE to residents and fellows? Make sure to opt-in so you can start receiving your benefits today!

Medical Students

The goal of the Medical Student Section is to provide our state's medical students with an opportunity to get involved in organized medicine. In addition, the SCMA strives to provide resources to help enhance each medical student's educational years.

 

Benefits:

The years you spend in medical school are some of the most critical as you pave the way towards your career in medicine. As the organization for South Carolina physicians, we want to support you during this pivotal time. In order to help you be successful, we strive to offer you the tools and resources to enhance your education. Some benefits include:

  • Subscription to The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association
  • Opportunity to be published in the medical student publication, The Healthwatch
  • Access to get involved in both the SCMA and the American Medical Association
  • Educational sessions hosted by the SCMA
  • Opportunity to get involved in the Annual Student/Resident Poster Competition
  • Weekly E-subscription to MEDweek
  • Free Registration to the SCMA Annual Meeting and more!

 

Dues:

Did you know that membership to the South Carolina Medical Association is FREE for all South Carolina medical students? Every student's membership is automatic and paid for by SCMA Financial Services, Inc. We encourage you to begin taking advantage of all the resources provided to you with your free membership!

Young Physicians

The Young Physicians section consists of SCMA members who are under the age of 40 or who are in their first 8 years of practicing medicine. The beginning of your medical career can sometimes be the most challenging years. That's why the Young Physician Section focuses on accommodating the concerns of young physicians while helping them transition into a well-established physician.

 

Benefits:

Beginning your medical career can be a challenging time. But, we want to help you make it as smooth as a transition as possible. That's why we have created tools and resources to help you as you establish your career in medicine. Some benefits include:

  • Free subscription to The Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association
  • An abundance of resources and discounts through Financial Services, Inc. and Practice Management Services
  • Weekly E-subscription to MEDweek
  • Free Registration to the SCMA Annual Meeting
  • Opportunity to interact with the SCMA Young Physician Section
  • Access to the Resident/Physician Mentor Program and more!

 

Dues:

Did you know young physician members of the South Carolina Medical Association receive a discounted membership during their first year as a practicing physician? The financial challenges of a young physician can be daunting, but we do not want to let it stop you from getting involved with organized medicine. Take advantage of your discounted membership today!