Thank you for your interest in joining SCMS. We have worked hard to make SCMS a viable, politically savvy organization that effectively advocates for our members. The benefits and activities outlined on this website are evidence of our strength — but we fully intend to become even stronger. New members give us the ability to provide more services and enhance our credibility and influence. We would love for you to consider adding to our strength by becoming a member.
The SCMS Membership Application Process:
Click here to download a 2013 SCMS Membership Application.
Or contact the SCMS office at 407-804-9535 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request an Application.
Send your completed Application along with a check for the appropriate amount (see the Membership Categories below) to:
PO Box 951450
Lake Mary, FL 32795-1450
Active Membership Categories:
Yearly dues structure:
Full Active Membership $275
First year of practice $200 (in Seminole County)
Associate Membership $100 (Members who are currently Full Active Members of another county medical society)
Retired Active Membership $25 (Members who have retired but still want to remain active in SCMS)
The SCMS Credentialing Process:
The SCMS credentialing process ensures that all prospective SCMS members are of good character and possess high professional and moral standards. The process includes a review of an applicant’s AMA or AOA profile, as well as information obtained from the Florida Department of Health. Applicants will be notified approximately three weeks from the receipt of a completed Application whether the Application met SCMS standard for membership.
For more information contact SCMS Executive Director Carrie Pope at 407-804-9535 or at email@example.com.
For a listing and description of the SCMS Committees, click HERE.
SCMS Member Benefits:
The SCMS offers many benefits for our members, which include:
Advocacy: SCMS is the most effective way for Seminole County physicians to work together on important medical issues. SCMS provides a way to bring issues before the Florida Medical Association (FMA) and the American Medical Association. Over the last few years SCMS has developed close ties with the FMA, and has shown the ability to influence both the state and national physician agenda.
Legislative influence: SCMS has worked with the FMA to developed an effective lobbying effort on behalf of our members, forging close relationships with all the Seminole County state legislators.
Member representation: The SCMS and SCMS Foundation constantly work to promote our members within the community. SCMS has developed strong liaisons with the three Seminole County hospitals, the University of Central Florida, the Florida State University Medical School Orlando Campus, and the Seminole County Health Department.
The SCMS Legal Benefit Program: SCMS has created several medical liability benefits for members who have been in the Society for more than one continuous year. An outline of these benefits is on the SCMS website in the Member Center.
The SCMS grievance review process: SCMS works to minimize the impact of patient (or other) complaints against our members.
Quarterly Meeting Exhibit Table Discount: One SCMS member per quarterly meeting can receive $100 off the regular exhibit table rate if two weeks prior to the meeting there is still a table available.
SCMS Vendor Discounts: SCMS provides discounts for its members with companies such as Opta Comp, who offers workers comp insurance, ads with the Orlando Medical News, and Eidson Insurance, who offers a wide array of insurance products, including a 10% discount on medical malpractice insurance through Florida Doctors Insurance Co.
Member events: Members may attend Quarterly Dinner Meetings and the Annual Summer Family Picnic at no charge. These events give members a chance to network, meet new members, and build camaraderie.
The SCMS website: Our website has become an important means of promoting individual physicians, and for disseminating information about the SCMS, the SCMS Foundation and the SCMS Alliance. Several sections are accessible to members only, and a Member Forum will soon allow members to interact on various issues. Office Manager (for members' office managers only) and Patient & Community sections are also being developed.
Member Directory: The SCMS Physician Directory can be found on the SCMS website. Patients and other members can search for a physician by last name, specialty, or location. All members are listed on the directory.
The SCMS Foundation: The Society’s educational, public service and charitable activities are conducted through the SCMS Foundation. A detailing of the Foundation’s projects is available on the website.
CME Courses: The society offers annual continuing medical education courses to its members at no charge. The courses covered can range from specialty specific to CME courses that all members are required to have.
Office Manager Luncheons: All Office Managers of member offices are invited to attend the quarterly Office Manager Luncheons at no charge. The meetings are centered around topics that can help Office Managers in running your practice.