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BCMS Calendar
BCMS/Favorite Staffing
BCMS Phone App
COVID-19 Resources Page
Credentialing Services - BCVI
LifeBridge Free Personal Counseling
Online BCMS Physician Directory
Physicians Health and Rehabilitation (PH&R)
Physicians' Purchasing Guide

San Antonio Medicine Magazine

Circle of Friends

Edward Jones


Broadway Bank

Ned Hodge


Important Physician News and Deadlines


BCMS Donates Estimated $26K of PPE to Government of Namibia, Africa
On June 2, 2022 we donated an estimated 92,000 KN95s,15,000 disposable surgical masks and cloth masks to the citizens of Namibia to help them fight the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an honor to help the citizens of Namibia with our donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, now that Namibia is under mandatory mask mandate. View the photos here.

Monkeypox Virus Infection in the United States and Other Non-endemic 

As of June 7, 2022 the US is reporting 35 cases of monkeypox in 14 states and the District of Columbia. Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health departments, are investigating persons with suspicion of monkeypox and monitoring individuals who have had reported contact with confirmed cases. This is an evolving  investigation and public health authorities hope to learn more about routes of exposure associated with the current outbreak. Learn more.

Protect Your Practice With TMA CME
Recent mass shootings, including at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on March 24 and at a medical office building in Tulsa, Okla., on June 1, have spotlighted the tragic need for attack preparedness. The Texas Medical Association offers the following CME courses to help physicians safeguard their practices.

San Antonio Metro Health CREC Newsletter
COVID-19 Community Response and Equity Coalition (CREC) newsletter discusses healthcare and important resources. Read the newsletter here.

Contract Do's and Don'ts: How to Negotiate From a Place of Strength
Contract negotiator is one of many hats physicians wear throughout their career. But legal documents can prove daunting. By leaning on TMA resources and their own health care attorney, physicians can gain confidence and better negotiate favorable terms to secure their economic success. Here's how.

Protect Your Practice With TMA CME
Recent mass shootings have spotlighted the tragic need for attack preparedness. TMA offers several CME courses to help physicians safeguard their practices. Explore CME options.

FREE PPE Still Available from BCMS
Do you need PPE For your practice? Let us help! Physician practices in need of PPE, please click here to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies are available.



Upcoming Community Events

2022 Immunization Conference
June 14-15│All Day│Register
The Texas Department of State Health Services is bringing immunization partners together to share information, discuss current issues, and recommend strategies for improving immunization rates across Texas.

Metro Health CME/CNE Lunch n' Learn
June 14-15│12:00 pm - 1:00 pm│Register
Discussion on Anti- Stigma, Trauma Informed Health Care.

Take Pride in Your Health
June 16│5:30 pm - 9:00 pm│ Luthers Cafe
The San Antonio Metro Health is hosting a panel presentation on important health information to cover topics on the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine, health screenings an as opportunity to know your status and the public health approach to violence prevention. The event will also feature special performances and door prizes.

COVID-19 Health Literacy ECHO
June 17│12:00 pm - 1:00 pm│ Register
COVID-19 Situation Update: New developments in Epidemiology, Prevention, Treatment, Community Resources.
Free CNE, CME, and Ethics CME.

40th Annual AAPI Convention
June 26│All Day│Register
The 2022 AAPI Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly offers an exciting venue to interact with leading physicians, health professionals, academicians, and scientists of Indian origin. Physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country will convene and participate in the scholarly exchange of medical advances, to develop health policy agendas, and to encourage legislative priorities in the coming year. Free CME Included for BCMS Members.

UT Health San Antonio: 10x Genomics Symposium
June 30│9:00 am - 5:00 pm│Register
Please join us to learn how single cell, spatial, and in situ technologies from 10x Genomics can help you push the boundaries of your research.

Walk with a Doc

Monthly│9:00 am - 10:00 am│Register
This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends. The event is FREE and all are welcome! Future walks will be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month.


Circle of Friends Gold Sponsors



Circle of Friends Silver Sponsors


Thank you to our BCMS Circle of Friends sponsors! Donations from Circle of Friends sponsors help keep down the cost of dues and allow BCMS to continue to provide quality services to its members.The Society continues its pledge to you that it will only involve itself in services and programs that benefit you, the member, and your patients.



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