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August 12, 2022

IN THIS ISSUE: Made for Medicine Graduates 3rd Cohort | "If it is to be, it's up to me!" | Catch Up With Past Made for Medicine Cohorts | CMA Part of Effort to Ban Flavored Nicotine Products in Columbus | RSVP Today for the CMA's Annual PAC Fundraiser

Made for Medicine Completes First Summer Session

The first week of August was an exciting and busy time at the Columbus Medical Association as the third cohort of Made for Medicine students made their way through phase 1 of the program.

This cohort was a special one for several reasons, but mainly because all the participants were all Black 6th - 8th-grade girls from the Eryn PiNK She’s Gold Leadership Program, and the summer session was made possible by the Department of Neighborhoods Commission on Black Girls. 

Learn more about this amazing cohort by clicking the button below. 

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"If it is to be, it's up to me!"

Summer Session Student Video

"If it is to be, it's up to me!" is the Made for Medicine motto created by founder Dr. Laura Espy-Bell. It's the first thing each cohort learns and is meant to motivate the students to take their education, future, and dreams into their own hands. 

Hear more about this, what kind of physicians the summer session hopes to become, and so much more by watching this video! 

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Catch Up with the Past Cohorts

Made for Medicine's first two cohorts are still going strong. This past month participants from both sessions met up to discuss "The Pact." This book is about three African American friends that grew up in Newark, facing city life's temptations, pitfalls, and even jail. One day these three young men made a pact and promised each other they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream.

After the Made for Medicine students analyzed the book, they paired off to make personal pacts of their own as well as pacts which each other. 

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CMA Part of Effort to Ban Flavored Nicotine Products in Columbus

The CMA is part of a local coalition of healthcare, community, and civic organizations that are asking the Columbus City Council to ban the sale of flavored nicotine products in the City.

95% of adult smokers begin smoking prior to age 21. Flavored nicotine (like bubblegum, popcorn, cherry dynamite, etc) is a gateway to a lifetime addiction. There is evidence that the marketing of flavored nicotine has a disproportionate racial and ethnic impact on younger populations.

The FDA has launched proposed rules to ban flavored nicotine. While all national medical organizations are in support of these efforts, at best this FDA effort will take several years to implement. 

In the meantime, some local communities are considering direct action that could be much quicker. The CMA appreciates the work of Columbus Health Commissioner, Dr. Mysheika Roberts in bringing this issue forward.

The CMA's Board of Directors formally approved support for this effort that was launched earlier this month with a request to Columbus City Council for legislation to implement a ban.

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RSVP Today for the CMA's Annual PAC Fundraiser

CMA PAC has only one fundraising event every year. Your contributions at this event are used to make donations to Central Ohio office holders and candidates that local doctors decide are supportive of the work and perspectives of the CMA, COTS, and PCC.


Committee Members invited Dr. Mysheika Roberts to be this year's special guest. As the City of Columbus Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Roberts is on the front line of dealing with the challenges of leading quality public health services during an unprecedented time of dis-information about the science behind medicine.

Learn More and RSVP Today!

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Understanding Medicare Wellness Visits: Initial Preventive Physical Exam

Modeled after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- recognized National Diabetes Prevention Program, the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) by 71% in those 60 and older, improve health, and

build healthy habits that last a lifetime. MDPP is offered at no cost to eligible Medicare patients.

What is MDPP?

MDPP is a 12-month program that helps participants learn how to eat healthy and be more active. Participants attend up to 22 group sessions, working with a trained lifestyle coach to find ...

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