FAQ's

ABOUT CMA & AFFILIATES 


What is the CMA’s mission statement?
Physicians and other experts working together to support physicians and advance the community through professional advocacy, education and services.

Who are the CMA’s Affiliate organizations?
The CMA has five affiliate organizations that all originated from CMA physician leaders and their vision of helping to serve the health of the community.
Columbus Medical Association Foundation (CMAF)
  • Physicians CareConnection (PCC)
  • Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS)
  • Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA)
  • Healthcare Collaborative of Central Ohio (HCGC)
To learn more about CMA’s affiliate organizations, click here.

MEMBERSHIP

Who can be a member of the CMA?
To become a member, an individual must be an M.D. or D.O. and hold a valid medical license, issued by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

How much are the dues for CMA Membership?
There are three membership options available to physicians: 1) Express Membership with is $199 per year; 2) Supporting Membership with is $249 per year and 3) Corporate Membership which is discounted based on the number of physicians that are joining in one practice.

What are the benefits of membership?
Learn more about how the CMA and our affiliate organizations benefit you, your patients and our community.

How do I become a member of the CMA?
Physicians can complete an online application by clicking here. You will be required to create a username and profile. If you would prefer to apply by mail or fax, click here for a downloadable application form.

“CMA LOOP" PHYSICIAN COMMUNITY

What is the “CMA Loop”?
The CMA Loop is an online community created specifically for CMA physician members. The value of this community is how it provides a virtual venue in which physicians from all systems, all specialties and all practice settings are able to interact and engage. In order to read, write or reply to a post in the CMA Loop, you must be a member and login with your member credentials (provided when you join the CMA). 

I am having trouble logging into the CMA Loop.
Username: Your username is the email that we have on file for you. If you would like to change the email we have on file for you, click here or contact Cassandra Foster (614-255-4398)
Password: We can’t view your password, but we can help you update it. Click here to update your password on your own, or contact Cassandra Foster (614-255-4398)

What are the ‘rules’ for the CMA Loop?
Click here for the CMA Loop Code of Conduct.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

How can I help lead?
The CMA offers many opportunities for physicians to participate in guiding the direction of their association. Opportunities include sitting on the CMA Board of Directors, participating in our public policy committee, membership committee, or social media task force and serving as a delegate to the OSMA. If you have an interest in learning more about any of these opportunities, please contact Lisa Oyer (614-255-4389).

How can I volunteer?
Many physicians (and non-physicians) choose the Physicians CareConnection as the venue for volunteering their clinical and non-clinical expertise. To learn more, click here or contact Mary Mutegi (614-255-4420)

How can I donate?
The Columbus Medical Association Foundation (CMAF) serves as the charitable gift recipient organization for individuals, families, and organizations who wish to support the funding priorities of the CMAF or medical, health, and wellness issues and organizations they identify. CMAF's professional staff can guide and assist donors and their advisors to develop charitable gift plans that meet their philanthropic goals and interests. To learn more, contact Weldon Milbourne (614-255-4404)