March 1, 2024

IN THIS ISSUE: Apply to the PLA 2024/25 Class Today | PLA Celebrates 10 Years | Dr. Ellen H. Bailey's Journey Empowered by Female Mentorship and Friendships | RSVP For Women in Medicine Meetup March 11 Build a Bouquet | Ohio PHP: Intersectionality and Allyship in the Workforce | RSVP for March 26 Virtual Public Policy and Advocacy Meeting | Donate Diapers to PCC

Applications Open for Physicians Leadership Academy Class of 2024/25

Applications for the PLA 2024/25 class are now open!

The PLA is more than just a leadership program. It’s 10 years of successful, researched-backed training for physicians to build the margin of skills they need to not only survive but thrive in today’s ever-evolving healthcare landscape. 

Make this the year you rediscover your reason, apply today.

Have questions or want to learn more? Then attend an upcoming virtual information session:

Tuesday April 30 | 5:30 PM

Zoom Link Meeting ID: 846 8857 9150 

Passcode: 081979 


Wednesday May 29 | 5:30 PM

Zoom Link 

Meeting ID: 859 4704 4147 

Passcode: 300129 

Apply Today

Women's Month Spotlight: Dr. Ellen H. Bailey's Journey Empowered by Female Mentorship and Friendships

Dr. Ellen H. Bailey is a surgeon in the Mount Carmel Health system. She specializes in Rectal & Colon surgery. Read about her journey and how having important relationships with other women in medicine helped shaped her career.

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Physicians Leadership Academy Celebrates 10 Years

CMA affiliate, the Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA) celebrated its 10th anniversary two weeks ago at the WatersEdge Event Center. Combining wellness with leadership the PLA has now successfully empowered 187 Central Ohio physicians and provided the framework to thrive. Check out photos from the event by clicking the button below.

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CMA Women in Medicine Meetup: Build your own Bouquet Night

Join us at this month's CMA WiM Meetup for a creative evening! Orchard Lane Flowers will provide Spring flowers, vases, and guides.

Chat with local women physicians, sip wine, snack on appetizers, and unleash your artistic side! Take home your masterpiece.

Click the button to learn more and RSVP

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From Ohio PHP: Intersectionality and Allyship in the Workforce

"In my own world, intersectionality means that people and their lives are complicated, and I show up as my best self when I take an individual’s overlapping characteristics into account. It means I have the cultural humility and the willingness to take the time to ask a person what would make them feel most supported in the moment."

Check out this great blog from Christina Delos Reyes, MD via Ohio PHP on how to navigate intersectionality and allyship in the workforce.

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RSVP Today: CMA Public Policy and Advocacy Meeting

Interested in public policy, advocacy, and how you as a physician can get more involved? Then RSVP today for the March 26th virtual Advocacy Community meeting at 6 PM


The agenda for this meeting will include:

  • Updates on 2024 legislative activities of interest to the CMA and affiliates
  • A review of Ohio’s primary election and its impacts 
  • Updates on statewide ballot initiatives
  • Outlining the transition of CMA staff support for public policy/advocacy


Please click below to RSVP for this meeting and send any requests for inclusion of specific agenda items to CMA Executive Director Lisa Oyer  or Public Policy consultant Malcolm Porter

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Public Policy and Advocacy Update

Ohio Legislature: A Senate’s Session This Week

The legislature remains on a light schedule ahead of Ohio’s March primary election (see more on this below), as this week the Ohio Senate held a single full voting session, while the Ohio House did not have a meeting.


The Senate’s agenda for the day focused on issues related to higher education, capital funding, transportation issues, payment processes for guns, campaign contributions, the US Space Force, workers compensation, and school curriculum. 


Physician organizations are working behind the scenes on issues related to prior authorization, medication switching, and other health policy issues in anticipation of potential opportunities later in the year for more focused legislative considerations. 


Ohio Politics

For readers who have followed these update columns over the past few months, the light legislative schedule is related to the ongoing political challenges with the Republican leadership. Veteran Statehouse reporter Jessie Balmert’s story details the history and ongoing political narrative dominating the Ohio Statehouse.


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