March 15, 2024

IN THIS ISSUE: Women's History Month Spotlight | Women in Medicine March Recap | Apply fro the PLA | Patient Safety Week| RSVP for the CMA Advocacy Meeting | Donate Diapers to PCC | RSVP for Wright Lecture Series

Women's Month Spotlight: A Doctor's Journey of Self-Discovery and Mentorship

Initially uncertain about her career path, Dr. Lisa Borkowski found her calling through volunteer work at a children's hospital, prompting her to pursue medical school.

Despite loving various rotations, she was drawn to ophthalmology, particularly retina, inspired by her mentors.

In this article, Dr. Borkowski shares her journey to medicine and advice for the next generation.  

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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 in Medicine March Event Recap

The recent Women in Medicine community event was a blooming success, offering a refreshing break from the rigors of everyday clinical practice. The event was tailored to ignite the creative spark within women physicians. Against a backdrop of colorful flowers provided by Orchard Lane Flowers, attendees indulged in a delightful blend of wine, appetizers, and lively conversations with fellow women in medicine. 

The group of women embraced their artistic side, crafting their own masterpieces to take home and bring in the spring spirit. As the evening unfolded, it became evident that this gathering not only celebrated creativity but also nurtured bonds among women in medicine, making it an unforgettable experience for all involved! If you'd like to take part in the next Women in Medicine event - please reach out to Lisa Oyer at

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

Learn More and RSVP Today

Patient Safety Week

Patient Safety Week is coming to an end, but each year it serves as a vital platform to educate and raise awareness about healthcare safety. Whether you're a patient, a healthcare provider, or an executive, we are all aligned in our commitment to ensure the safety of patients and those who care for them, striving to prevent harm at every level.

If you or a colleague needs some extra support, CMA's Doc to Doc program is here to help.

Click here to check it out.

Medical Heritage Center at The Ohio State University | 4th Annual James R. Wright Jr., MD, PhD Lecture Series

Join the Medical Heritage Center at The Ohio State University for the 4th Annual James R. Wright Jr., MD, PhD Lecture Series featuring John H. Warner, PhD, Avalon Professor in the History of Medicine at Yale University. Explore "Bedside Stories: The Transformation of the Hospital Patient Chart and the Grounding of Modern Medicine" on April 4, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. EDT, in person at Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium, OSU Medical Center Campus, or virtually via Zoom.

RSVP for in-person attendance at

or register for Zoom at

Nita Bhatt, MD



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