Ontario Medical Association

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Ontario Medical Association
OMA Logo.jpg
Abbreviation OMA
Motto Dedicated to Doctors. Committed to Patients.
Formation 1880; Foundation 1881.
Type Professional Association
Headquarters Toronto, Ontario, Canada
More than 39,000 [1]
Official language
Dr. Virginia Walley [2]
Key people
Mr. Tom Magyarody, CEO



The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is a membership organization that represents the political, clinical and economic interests of Ontario physicians. Practicing physicians, residents, and medical students enrolled in any of the six Ontario faculties of medicine are eligible for OMA membership. The OMA runs programs to encourage healthy living practices and illness prevention.


The OMA was founded in 1880 by physicians across the province of Ontario who encouraged the profession to unite and form a provincial medical association.

The Ontario Medical Association is governed by Council and a Board of Directors. Council consists of 270 physician delegates from Districts and Sections across the province, while the Board consists of physicianrepresentatives from 11 Districts, a representative for Ontario’s six medical schools, and five Directors elected by Council.


The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) represents more than 34,000 physicians and medical students across the province[3]

Ontario Medical Review[edit]

The Ontario Medical Review (OMR), published 11 times a year, is the flagship publication of the OMA. The OMR acts as the primary means of dissemination and promotion regarding OMA programs, services and initiatives. The publication provides in-depth coverage of the issues and developments that affect the practice of medicine in Ontario, including legislative affairs, health policy, professional issues, health technology, business and finance, and practice management. The Review is distributed to all OMA Members, as well as to medical students and physicians outside the province who are members of the Ontario Medical Association. [4]

Scrub-In Magazine[edit]

Scrub-In is the OMA’s award-winning medical student publication, and is the only provincial publication of its kind in Canada. Published three times a year - January, May and September - Scrub-In provides coverage of the issues and developments affecting approximately 4,000 medical students in Ontario. The magazine contains a wide array of student-generated content, written by, and for, medical students. [5]

Ontario Medical Schools[edit]

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