A Message From President Rebecca J. Bowers


It is my pleasure to serve as president of the South Carolina Osteopathic Medical Society (SCOMS) for 2018-2019. I have served on the SCOMS board in different capacities since 2015, which is also the year I¬† moved to South Carolina. I graduated from Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona in 2011 and finished my Neuromuscular Manipulative Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine residency in Muskegon, Michigan in 2014. I teach at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM – Carolinas) in Spartanburg, South Carolina and I have a private practice in Greenville, South Carolina.

The goal for my year as president is to optimize the value of a SCOMS membership for our osteopathic physicians and physicians in training in the state of South Carolina.

I believe this can be done by:

  1. Examining the SCOMS leadership practices, procedures, and policies to ensure that we, the board, are operating in a manner that is most beneficial to the SCOMS membership.
  2. Forging new relationships with other physician organizations in the state and region so we can use our combined resources/efforts to better serve the SCOMS membership.
  3. Learning what SCOMS members value so the board can continue in our ongoing efforts to optimize membership value.

The SCOMS leadership of recent years has made great strides. Most notably, increasing membership numbers and expanding CME opportunities for our members. I thank our current board members for their desire and commitment to serve, and I look forward to working with both the SCOMS board and individual members to help SCOMS continue to grow both in size as well as quality.