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Continuting Medical Education (CME)
In an effort to provide OSMA members ready access to quality Continuing Medical Education CME programs, the OSMA Council on Medical Education accredits Oklahoma institutions/organizations, (i.e., hospitals, medical societies, specialty societies), to designate Category 1 CME hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.
The OSMA supports a wide range of policies and activities regarding public health issues.
The physicians of the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) are concerned about the health of our states residents. Data compiled by the Oklahoma State Department of Health show that Oklahomans overall health is worse than the rest of the nation. In response the OSMA has developed the Physicians Campaign for a Healthier Oklahoma (PCHO) to make a difference in the health and quality of life of all Oklahomans.
Physicians Liability Insurance Company (PLICO) was formed in 1979 by the Oklahoma State Medical Association to serve Oklahoma Physicians. Over the next two decades, many thousands of physicians would place their trust in professional liability insurance coverage from PLICO. Then, in 1997, PLICO began extending liability coverage to Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine. Today, more than 450 D.O.'s have come to rely on PLICO for their professional liability needs.
Since issuing its very first policy, PLICO has been managed by physicians for physicians. We are an outspoken advocate for medicine and care passionately for the advancement of Oklahoma health care and patient safety. These are time-honored traditions at PLICO that we will proudly continue throughout the twenty-first century.
That’s the philosophy behind OSMA Health – the health benefits program created by physicians, for physicians . . . and available exclusively to members of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, their employees and their families.
Oklahoma Health Professionals Program
Since 1983, the OHPP has provided services to physicians with alcohol and chemical dependence, quality of care issues, and behavioral and disruptive issues. The OHPP is a confidential, informational support and referral resource for physicians and other health care professionals. No names of participants are released to any external organization. Care is provided by medical colleagues who are sensitive to the special needs of program participants.