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Center for Health Professional Training and Emergency Response (CHPTER)

Lancer A. Scott, M.D., FACEP
Director, Center for Health Professional Training and Emergency Response
Chief, Emergency Medicine Section, VA Charleston

Founded by Dr. Scott in 2009, the Center for Health Professional Training for Emergency Response (CHPTER) is a ground-breaking community project, serving as South Carolina’s first collaborative EPT center for health professionals. CHPTER has the potential to deliver advanced, timely and cost-effective preparedness training to every health worker in the region. 

With a goal to improve health professional preparedness and readiness around the state, CHPTER is attracting a long list of regional experts including the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA), the South Carolina Medical Association (SCMA) and six Charleston hospitals.  Interested public institutions, non profit organizations, governmental entities, individuals or private ventures should contact Dr. Scott at

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