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Local COVID-19 Resources:

The Sonoma County Medical Association will continue to compile relevant resources to support our local medical community novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Latest COVID-19 News from CMA

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CMA seeks waiver to allow residents to obtain postgrad training license without clinical skills exam

Friday, June 5, 2020

On May 26, 2020, the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) program announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unique, human-to-human delivery mode of the Step 2 Clinical Skills examination, testing would be suspended for the next 12-18 months to protect the health of examinee.

New funding available for safety-net practices to implement virtual care

Friday, June 5, 2020

Community health centers and independent physician practices that predominantly serve low-income communities are eligible to apply. 

DCA extends physician licensing waivers

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Under the new waiver extension, physicians with licenses that expire between March 31, 2020, and July 28, 2020, will have six months after the public health emergency is lifted to complete their required CME. This waiver applies to physicians licensed by the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.

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Statewide Resources



Strategies for Redefining Wellness and Resilience During and After COVID
JUNE 11, 2020

SBA Webinar for Physicians: COVID-19 Economic Relief
JUNE 3, 2020

Provider relief expected soon for specialties without heavy Medicare caseloads
JUNE 02, 2020

CMA hosting SBA webinar for physicians on June 3
JUNE 02, 2020

REMINDER! Tomorrow is deadline to apply for 2nd round of HHS provider relief funds
JUNE 02, 2020

Bill introduced to protect physicians from unfair lawsuits during COVID-19 pandemic
MAY 29, 2020

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