March 8, 2024

IN THIS ISSUE: Apply to the PLA 2024/25 Class Today | President's Message March 2024 | The Disruptive Impact of Daylight Saving on Physicians and Healthcare System | Women's Month Spotlight: High School PCA to Navy Doctor a Woman's Journey in Medicine | RSVP for Women in Medicine's Next Event | RSVP for the CMA Advocacy Meeting | Donate Diapers to PCC

President's Message | March 2024

CMA President, Dr. Mehran Mostafavifar, is back this month for another great President's Message. In this video, he discusses Women's History Month, the open applications for PLA and Made for Medicine, and so much more. Check it out!

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Women's Month Spotlight: From High School PCA to Navy Doctor, A Woman's Journey in Medicine

From high school PCA to Navy medical officer, Dr. Kristin Oaks says she was guided by several woman mentors during her journey in healthcare. Read about how she grew to become a board-certified family physician here in Central Ohio.

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The Disruptive Impact of Daylight Saving on Physicians and Healthcare Systems 

Twice a year, many of us are subject to the whims of time manipulation known as daylight saving (DST).

While the intention behind adjusting our clocks might be to optimize daylight hours, its impact on physicians and the healthcare system is profound. 

Read more about the impact DST can have on you and your peers as physicians.

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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.

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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 

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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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Celebrate International Women's Day | March 8th


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