CME Course Information

The South Carolina Medical Licensing Board requires: 40 hours every two years with two (2) hours of which may be related to approved procedures of prescribing and monitoring controlled substances listed in Schedules II, III, and IV of the schedules provided for in Sections 44-53-210, 44- 53-230, 44-53-250, and 44-53-270, and must be received from a statewide organization recognized by the ACCME to recognize and accredit organizations in South Carolina offering continuing medical education or from a statewide organization approved to provide continuing medical education by its national organization which is accredited by the ACCME. Each renewal form submitted pursuant to Section 40-47-41 must include a certificate of participation with the prescribing and monitoring education requirement issued by the organization from which the education was received.

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Follow the links below to register for these CME programs:

COVID-19

Information for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Opioid Management

  • Virtual Lecture Hall, 2 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits offered by the by the University of Arizona College of Medicine, which is accredited by the ACCME. “Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain,” that seeks to familiarize physicians with current national and state guidelines for opioid use and prescribing, as well as to educate physicians about non-opioid strategies for acute and chronic pain management.
  • Orbit CME
  • S.C. Medical Association: Approved Procedures for South Carolina Physicians Prescribing and Monitoring Controlled Substances
    For South Carolina licensed physicians. For questions about this course, please contact SCMA directly at 803-798-6207 Ext. 173 or Toll Free: 1-800-327-1021 Ext. 173. Please listen to the recorded message in its entirety to obtain information about this course.
  • NetCE: Prescription Opioids: Risk Management and Strategies for Safe Use. Available online at https://www.netce.com/courseoverview.php?courseid=1538 or in print by calling 1-800-232-4238. This course has been renewed effective 9/1/2017 and has a new expiration date of 8/31/2023.
  • Pain Management and Opioids Online CME Course - free opioid CME education to help with the SC Medical Licensure requirement.
  • The South Carolina Medical Licensure Program is designed to satisfy the mandatory CME requirements mandated by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. This tailored curriculum of CME is customized for South Carolina physicians to satisfy the mandatory 2 hours of CME relating to prescribing and monitoring controlled substances listed in Schedules II, III, and IV {South Carolina Code §40-47-40(2)(a)}. For more information, visit www.sc.cme.edu.
  • Prescription Drug Misuse and Addiction: Compassionate Care for a Complex Problem – Internet enduring material is sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. 
  • Virtual Lecture Hall (VLH) - 2 AMA/PRA Category 1 credits offered by the by the University of Arizona College of Medicine, which is accredited by the ACCME. “Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain,” that seeks to familiarize physicians with current national and state guidelines for opioid use and prescribing, as well as to educate physicians about non-opioid strategies for acute and chronic pain management.
  • ORBIT CME
  • Informed: 2019 South Carolina Update for Physicians Available online at www.sc.cme.edu or in print by calling 1-800-237-6999.
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Antibiotic Stewardship

Infection Prevention/Hand Hygiene: (Any healthcare worker can take this course)

  • Infection Control/Exposure Control Issues for Oral Healthcare Workers – Under Professional Education – Free Continuing Education – Search – Hand Hygiene
  • New FREE Continuing Education from MMWR and Medscape

    Vital Signs: Zika - Associated Birth Defects and Neurodevelopmental Abnormalities Possibly Associated With Congenital Zika Virus Infection — US Territories and Freely Associated States, 2018

    CDC’s MMWR and Medscape are proud to introduce a new FREE continuing education (CE) activity. Clinicians will become aware of the frequency and type of birth defects and neurodevelopmental abnormalities seen among children born to mothers with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection. This activity is intended for obstetricians/ gynecologists, infectious disease clinicians, neurologists, nurses, pediatricians, psychiatrists, public health officials, and other clinicians caring for children born to mothers exposed to Zika virus during pregnancy.

    To access this FREE MMWR / Medscape CE activity visit https://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/901873. If you are not a registered user on Medscape, you may register for free or login without a password and get unlimited access to all continuing education activities and other Medscape features.

Harvard Medical School Global Academy

IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement)

Roper St. Francis Healthcare Regularly Scheduled CME Series

Other Online CME Courses

Yearly Meetings & Symposiums

  • F. Strait Fairey, MD Primary Care Symposium (formerly known as the Roper St. Francis Primary Care Symposium). It will be hosted virtually at the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Mall Classrooms on Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 8 – 4:30.
  • The Oncology Symposium (ONS) will be held in-person (for now) at the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital Mall Classrooms om Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 8-12.


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