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August 18, 2022

IN THIS ISSUE: How the CMA and Affiliates are Getting Back to Education | Did you Know? | Upcoming Events | New Member

Getting Back to Education in Central Ohio

It's back-to-school time for many in Central Ohio, and the same is true for the Columbus Medical Association and Affiliates. Education is one of the core pillars for the CMA & Affiliates, and all the organizations strive to provide the best learning opportunities for our members and community.

Take a moment to learn more about some of the CMA & Affiliates educational opportunities.

Columbus Medical Association | Medical Student Specialty Fair

Last Thursday, the CMA held its Second Annual Medical Student Specialty Fair. This event is an opportunity for our physician members to share information about their area of expertise with the local medical student community.

Students appreciate the opportunity to learn about their options with a physician that can provide firsthand experiences and advice.

Thank you to the 20 physician CMA members who volunteered for this event and to OrthoONE for their sponsorship support!

Click the button below to see more photos of the fair!

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Physicians Leadership Academy | Professional Training an Invaluable Opportunity for Physicians 

The 9th Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA)’s class begins this fall and is the largest to date. Through PLA, students learn from globally recognized field-expert faculty and create a community of supportive peers. After graduation in June 2023, the number of PLA graduates will increase to 165.  

A valuable aspect of the PLA training is that students receive individual coaching and learn as a group. Coaching, of course, includes the subject matter of a specific class but often goes beyond and offers individual learning that helps physicians personally and professionally. 

Learn More About PLA

COTS | Educating Healthcare Professionals about No-Notice Events

COTS is a regional trauma organization and healthcare coalition for 37 of Ohio’s 88 counties. One of its top priorities is to ensure healthcare professionals are trained to respond to and recover from real-world, no-notice events such as trauma, medical emergencies, and disasters.

COTS staff organize several education courses for partner hospitals and first responder partners. This centralized education allows expert instructors to collaborate, provide evidenced-based training, and share their knowledge across institutions and disciplines. COTS believes this to be an effective way to educate current and future healthcare providers.

Courses include:

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support – COTS is one of the busiest ATLS franchises in the US, offering more than 25 courses per-year. Students come from 21 states and two countries to take a COTS-hosted ATLS courses. 
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course 
  • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course 
  • Disaster Management Emergency Preparedness Course
  • Trauma in the 1st 48 Hours 

In addition to the courses listed above, COTS organizes patient care case reviews, interesting hot topics, and after-action reviews of real-world events. These formats allow our partners to stay abreast of new literature and to share lessons learned. 

Learn More About COTS

Physicians CareConnection | 13th Annual 5k Fun Run

On October 2, 2022, PCC will hold it's 13th Annual 5K Fun Run. Their fundraising goal this year is $10,000 and funds help support PCC programs in coordinating quality healthcare and social service needs for vulnerable individuals experiencing access barriers in Central Ohio.

PCC is a volunteer-based, charitable organization that helps coordinate care for vulnerable adults in Central Ohio. PCC educates the community they serve with their invaluable resources and it educates its medical student volunteers with real world patient experience.  

Click the button to sign up for the 5K today!

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Youth Advisory Council | Teaching Health Care Philanthropy Early

The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) of the Columbus Medical Association Foundation was established in 2001 to provide middle and high school youth with the opportunity to learn about health care philanthropy and to have input into the process of awarding grants designed to impact the health and wellness of youth. YAC, which acts on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, invests in these health-related programs and projects by awarding small grants and sponsorships (up to $2,000).

YAC is volunteer-based and meets once a month, year-round and its members are responsible for researching and identifying the most pressing health issues currently impacting the lives of youth such as mental health and suicide; body image and self-esteem; prevention of diseases and conditions and more. 


We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. Please click here to apply and learn more.

Click here to hear more from our recent graduates on what their experiences were like in YAC. 

Learn More about YAC

Did you know that CMA offers free educational programs to Practice Managers 4 times a year? These programs provide practice managers an opportunity to learn vital skills and network with their peers.

If you would like your Practice Manager/Administrative Professional to receive information about these programs, please click here to share their name and email.

Once you do, you'll be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card at the next luncheon. 

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Upcoming Events:

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!

Practice Manager Luncheon on No Surprise Act

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Advocating for Health: How Medical Students Can Make an Impact

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Colin Ryan, MD


Central Ohio Urology

From our Sponsors: CGS Administrators

Medicare Program Supports Practices and Patients in Managing Chronic Illnesses 

Chronic Care Management (CCM) is recognized as a critical primary care service that contributes to better patient health and care. It focuses on engaging patients with 2 or more chronic conditions in their own care and helping them make informed decisions about their health.

What is CCM?

CCM is care coordination provided outside of regular office visits for patients with multiple chronic conditions. Practitioners can bill for CCM when there is at least 20 minutes of clinical staff time—directed by a physician or...

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Sedgwick | Managed Care Ohio - CMA’s BWC group rating program offering premium discounts

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