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About the OSMA

The Ohio State Medical Association is a statewide medical association representing nearly 16,000 Ohio physicians, residents, fellows, medical students, and practice managers. The OSMA is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine for physicians and their patients, advocating on behalf of Ohio physicians at the state level, and protecting the medical profession. The OSMA is affiliated with the American Medical Association at the national level and county medical societies at the local level.

Policy Compendium

The OSMA policy compendium is a searchable PDF document of policies adopted by the OSMA House of Delegates from 1929 to date. This document serves as the governing policy for the association.

OSMA GUIDING STATEMENTS

MISSION STATEMENT
Revised and approved by the OSMA Council - September 2013

“The Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) is dedicated to empowering physicians, residents and medical students to advocate on behalf of their patients and profession.”
 
VISION STATEMENT
Revised and approved by the OSMA Council – September 2013
 
“Bringing physicians together for a healthier Ohio”
 
VALUES STATEMENT
Revised and approved by the OSMA Council - September 2013
 
The OSMA values:
  • The sanctity of the physician-patient relationship
  • The role of physicians as the leader of the health care team
  • Innovation that transforms health care delivery and improves the health of patients and the patient experience
  • Access to high-quality, affordable health care
  • The role of patients in improving their health
  • The future generation of physicians – medical students, residents and fellows
     
STRATEGIC PRIORITIES
Revised and approved by the OSMA Council - September 2013
  • Empowering physicians to engage and educate patients on improving their health and the health of Ohio
  • Leading physicians into the future through support in optimal practice models and in their role as the leader of the new health care systems
  • Supporting the future of medicine by engaging medical students and residents and collaborating with other medical and health care organizations
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