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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.

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The OSMA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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:

Medical Student Internship Stipends

Well-Being Support for Healthcare Workforce

Endowed Fund for Emerging Physician Leaders & Advocates


Our Foundation's Latest IMPACT


2024 OSMA Annual Meeting Recap

April 11, 2024 – This past weekend, OSMA members from across the state gathered together in Columbus for the OSMA Annual Meeting—an opportunity to network, share ideas, and conduct important policy work on behalf of their profession and their patients. Read on for a full summary of the event's happenings.


2023 Foundation Donor Recognition

Feb 23, 2024 – In recognition of contributions January 1, 2023 through February 7, 2024—as well as our Founders Society of donors who have given accumulatively, $1,846 or greater since April 2021.


A Unified Call to Action

Feb 23, 2024 – As we continue to support and expand the Well-Being CARE service, we invite you to join us in this vital initiative.


Meet OSMA Foundation Summer Scholar, Adriane Weininger

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.


Meet OSMA Foundation Summer Scholar, Connor Riegal

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.


Meet OSMA Foundation Summer Scholar, Michaela Stamper

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.


Meet OSMA Foundation Summer Scholar, Aditya Mistry

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.


Meet OSMA Foundation Summer Scholar, Ethan Kosco

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.


Meet OSMA Foundation Summer Scholar, Sydney Bitting

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.


You Did It! We've Reached Our Spring Fundraising Goal

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!


Meet OSMA Foundation Summer Scholar, Trent James

June 14, 2023 – My summer internship involves research on alveolar clefts in the Plastic Surgery Department of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.


Meet OSMA Foundation Summer Scholar, Elizabeth Abrams

June 5, 2023 – My summer internship is a research project through Ohio State University College of Medicine, with the Department of Emergency Medicine.


Our 2023 Summer Scholars Recipients!

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.


Your Well-being Checkup And Referral Engagement Service

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.


OSMA Foundation Awards 6 Summer Scholars Stipends

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.

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The OSMA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and all donations are tax-deductible.

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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.

For More Information, Contact:


Jacque Daley-Perrin
Executive Director, OSMA Foundation

(614) 527-6772
Email Jacque