About the Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
Founded in 1880, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) represents and advocates on behalf of more than 41,000 practicing and retired physicians, medical students and residents from across the province. As the representative of Ontario’s physicians, we advocate for the health of Ontarians and provide leadership for an accessible, quality health-care system.
The OMA is governed by a Council composed of 272 possible delegates, representing 11 districts and 49 sections, and by the Association’s Board of Directors. The Board consists of representatives from the 11 districts, a representative of the six faculties of medicine in Ontario, and five Directors elected by Council.
About the OMA President
Dr. Virgina Walley, the OMA’s 135th president, is a laboratory physician who brings with her experience gleaned from the many prior and varied leadership positions she has held in the health-care system. Dr. Walley was elected as President by the OMA Council in May 2015 for a one-year term.
Ontario Physicians: Breakdown by the Numbers
Ontario is home to a world-class medical profession who are transforming the delivery of patient care, leading breakthrough research and contributing to the evolution of our publicly-funded health care system. Ontario is also a major training ground to prepare physicians and health leaders for the future.
The following is a snapshot of the profession by specialty:
Medical Schools in Ontario
Michael G. Degroote School of Medicine, McMaster University (located in Hamilton with a satellite campus in the Waterloo and Niagara Region)
Northern Ontario School of Medicine: Laurentian University (located in Sudbury) and Lakehead University (Located in Thunder Bay)
Schulich School of Medicine, Western University (located in London with a satellite campus in Windsor)
University of Toronto (with a satellite campus in Mississauga)
University of Ottawa
Patient Visits Patients
Billing Versus Overhead Expenses
Impact of Physician Practice Overhead Spending on Ontario’s Economy
 Ontario Physician Human Resources Data Centre, McMaster University at:
 Ontario Medical School Bursary Fund at: http://www.omsbf.org/why-we-need-you/medical-education-facts/
 B.Kralj, OMA Economics Department and E. Mansfield, MNP LLP. “Impact of physician practice overhead spending on the Ontario economy”. Ontario Medical Review (May 2013).