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January 7, 2022

COTS in the News: Central Ohio Trauma System announces nonessential surgeries postponed until Jan. 21

On Thursday, COTS announced that all hospitals in Ohio's Zone 2 will postpone nonessential surgeries. Essential surgeries to prevent death, limb or organ injury, the progression of cancer, and the progression of severe pain will not be postponed. You can learn more about this and hear from COTS President, Sherri Kovach, in this news story by NBC4.

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Public Policy and Politics: Do You Want In on Information Nuggets from the CMA?

Vaccination policy restrictions, telehealth authorization, elections for Governor, US Senate, and the Ohio Legislature. These are but a few of the current issues and elections that influence the practice of medicine in Ohio.

The CMA is a unique local medical society by maintaining its own policy and political program to work in collaboration with other health-oriented organizations in support of Central Ohio physicians.

Updates on current events will be available in 2022 in the CMA’s weekly E-News; however, for any physicians who are interested we will send you an occasional policy and politics update direct to your inbox – just click the button below and fill out the form.

Click here to sign up!

Malcolm Porter

Public Policy Consultant for the CMA

Made for Medicine Spring 2022 Applications Now Open!

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Applications are now open for our second Made for Medicine cohort! This is another Phase 1: Introduction to Medicine class and any 6th and 7th grade Franklin County African American or Black students who are enrolled in the 2021-2022 school year can apply. 

Click the button below to learn more. 

Click here to Apply & Learn More

Made for Medicine in the News

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In case you missed it, Made for Medicine was featured on 10TV's Wake Up Cbus! Check it out and hear from founder Dr. Laura Espy-Bell and faculty member Dr. B.J. Hicks on all the great work Made for Medicine is doing.

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Made for Medicine Graduation Video

If you're looking for something to make you smile, then watch our first Made for Medicine class talk about their time in the program and what kind of doctor they hope to be when they are older.

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Dr. Robert Falcone on Business First's Executive Insight

Dr. Robert Falcone, CEO of the CMA and our Affiliates, stat down with Business First to discuss all the great work the CMAA has done over our 150-year history, but especially the past two years in response to the pandemic.

Check it out!

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New for Members! Complimentary

Subscription to Columbus CEO

If you're a member of the CMA then get ready for a new perk! This year, members will receive a complimentary subscription to Columbus CEO.

Columbus CEO is a nationally recognized monthly magazine that covers the local business community with in-depth reports of local issues and insightful profiles of top executives. It is also known for producing such recognition awards as Healthcare Achievement, Top Workplaces, Best of Business, and CEO of the Year, as well as Future 50, which includes emerging leaders working on specific projects that make a difference in the community.  

If you do not wish to receive Columbus CEO, then email Lisa Oyer at

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Dr. Francis Blais and Isi Green of PCC were interviewed for Columbus CEO.


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