About the South Carolina Chapter


Steve P. Saunders, MBBS, FACP

Dr. Saunders serves as the official representative of the College for the South Carolina Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Saunders, read his bio.

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Chapter Vision Statement

To preserve the integrity of the practice of internal medicine, elevate our practices to historic delivery of excellent medical care, and lead our state in patient advocacy, collaboration among specialties, and continuing medical education.


2023 Chapter Awards

The Annual Meeting of the SC Chapter of the ACP was held on October 27-28 in Greenville. Early career physicians, students, and residents along with their advisors once again showcased a wide range of excellent scholarly activities.

The overall abstract winners were:

Student - Hannah Castles, USCSOM, Columbia Resident -Yianni Protopapadakis, Prisma Health Upstate

The SC Chapter also give awards to members who make outstanding contributions to the practice of medicine, Chapter, inspire thier colleagues, andn positively inpact their patients lives. This year’s awardees are:

Young Physician Award – Amber Stroupe DO, FACP

James McFarland Award – Victor Collier MD, FACP

Laureate Award – Patricia Sadler MD, FACP


2023 Chapter Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Silver Level of the 2023 Chapter Excellence Award! Only 11 chapters received the Silver Award. The award recognizes chapters that achieve excellence in chapter management. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet nineteen Bronze criteria and seventeen Silver criteria. Criteria include such activities as undertaking efforts to increase advocacy efforts, collaborating with stakeholders to increase visibility of the ACP, holding competitions for members, providing chapter financial reports to members, having Medical Student and Resident/Fellow members on the Governor's Advisory council, retaining transitional and unpaid members, giving awards to chapter members.

Chapter Excellence Award Silver

Award Archives

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