Advancing physician and patient health through expertise and giving.
We are the philanthropic arm of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA).
Funded by generous donations from physicians, corporations, grants, and other benefactors,
we work to advance the healthcare system and impact overall public health in Ohio.
Initiatives to Support
Help us advance healthcare and impact public health in Ohio. We believe that the practice of medicine functions best when it helps make Ohio communities healthier, and when physician physicians are well-supported and able to do their best work.
Read about our key initiatives benefiting medical students and all Ohio's healthcare workers:
Our Foundation's Latest IMPACT
Aug 8, 2023 – Adriane is working at the VA hospital in Columbus on a quality improvement project to identify gaps in behavioral health and find ways to minimize them—as well as also trying to identify why there are missed opportunities (no-shows) and if there is an overarching reason behind it.
Aug 1, 2023 – Connor is pursuing internship opportunity at Stanford University in the Brain Stimulation Lab to conduct research focused on novel approaches to treat psychiatric illness using deep brain stimulation as well as using neuroimaging to find predictive markets for the prognosis of these conditions.
July 26, 2023 – Michaela is working to conduct interviews of relevant stakeholders across the Northeast Ohio community to do an in-depth analysis of the current state of minority community needs and access to care and resources.
July 11, 2023 – Aditya's research focuses on social determinants of health for PSA screening of individuals with prostate cancer, and analyzing surgical intervention vs. conservational management of large Staghorn kidney stones.
June 28, 2023 – Ethan is pursuing an orthopedic spine surgery internship at the Harvard University Medical School Brigham and Women’s Hospital, applying knowledge of regenerative medicine, learning research skills in the stem cell vertebral disc degeneration lab, and observing how research is translated in the operating room.
June 22, 2023 – My summer internship involves research in my interestes of neurology and PM&R. In addition to this research, I am working on a hematology-oncology case report through Akron Children's Hospital and am volunteering at the Akron Rotary Camp that supports children with disabilities.
June 19, 2023 - Thanks to your generosity, our goal of raising $20,000 by June has been met—continuing our dedication to Fueling Physician Futures!
June 14, 2023 – My summer internship involves research on alveolar clefts in the Plastic Surgery Department of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
June 5, 2023 – My summer internship is a research project through Ohio State University College of Medicine, with the Department of Emergency Medicine.
May 30, 2023 - Thanks to your generosity, we are thrilled to introduce the 2023 cohort of OSMA Foundation Summer Scholars scholarship recipients! Look for more in-depth profiles of each of these Summer Scholars throughout June and July. The future of medicine is certainly bright.
August 1, 2022 – The need for well-being support has never been higher, and the OSMA Foundation is supporting Ohio's healthcare workforce with a way to measure factors like personal anxiety, depression and burnout and connect with credible resources who can help.
May 10, 2022 - The Foundation's April reception was an opportunity to meet and celebrate our first cohort of Summer Scholars. Read on for more information about these bright medical students and how the OSMA Foundation Summer Scholars program is helping them pursue summer research and clinical opportunities to advance public health.
To promote excellence in Ohio’s healthcare by supporting the medical community
and creating opportunities that improve public health.
EDUCATE and develop the next generation of physicians through scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young physicians.
CHAMPION physician well-being, helping us care for our caregivers.
IMPACT innovations in healthcare and pave the way for quality healthcare for all Ohioans.