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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.


The SCMA is the voice for South Carolina physicians. Protecting your profession and your patients requires advocacy that centers on laws that affect physicians. The SCMA understands how changes that seem small to others can change your profession and your practice. The SCMA provides a constant presence at the State House with our experienced lobby team, answering questions and providing needed context.


The SCMA offers our membership timely and resourceful educational sessions. SCMA members can receive a minimum of 14.5 hours of CME online courses at no cost. CME’s are always available 24/7 and as a member, you can take classes on your own schedule whenever you want and wherever you are.


SCMA’s monthly e-newsletter, SCMedNews, social media outlets, and more have one objective: to keep South Carolina physicians informed of the changes in healthcare that affect your practice. SCMA members are also provided opportunities to receive other e-publications specific to legislation and CMEs.

Practice Resources

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 our very own Members’ Insurance Trust (MIT) health insurance plan. MIT is South Carolina’s only MEWA Trust open only to practices whose physicians are members of the SCMA, allowing members to share the risk of insurance without the risks of self funding. The SCMA also provides discounts to various organizations, such as the Carolina eHealth Network (CeHN), which offers a secure, electronic network streamlining healthcare information for health professionals’ patients.

Enhancing Professional Satisfaction

The SCMA provides a way for physicians to discuss current practice issues and connect with other physicians. Physician members have the opportunity to help draft policy, shape SCMA legislative agendas, participate in the legislative Doctor of the Day Program, take relevant CMEs, receive updates on statewide regulatory changes facing those in practice, and attend association and county chapter events.

Covid-19 Resources

The SCMA is here for you and has worked to help South Carolina physicians with all sorts of issues.   Below we have captured some of the SCMA's work over the past two months so that you can see the SCMA's action at work.  And, the SCMA appreciates the physician support in each of these endeavors - the organization cannot do it without your support, your input, and your willingness to assist us by being the physician voice. Many of you have joined late night phone calls, responded to early emails, or simply answered questions on issues we are tackling.  To this we simply say thank you.  Together we have done a lot. Please click here to learn more!


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!

Regular Member: $395
Retired: $197
First Year Practice after Residency or Fellowship: $298
Second Year Practice: Free if you paid for your first year or $298
Honorary or Dues Exempt: $0
Disabled Physician: $0
Military, Public Health, VA Hospital: $70

2022-2023 Officers

Lakshya Chandra, MD
Young Physician Representative, SCMA Board of Trustees

Vipin Verma, MD

Mc Anto Antony, MD

Ravi Kant, MD
Immediate Past Chair

Kathryn Potter, MD

Jamie Brown, MD
Member At-Large

Karla Hirshorn, MD
Member At-Large

Mc Anto Antony, MD
AMA YPS Delegate

Lakshya Chandra, MD
YPS Delegate


If you have questions or would like to speak with a member of our team, please contact Rebecca Brannon at 803-612-4105 or by email.