Friday, October 28, 2016
Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA)
The mission of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association is to promote public health:

  • By the elevation and maintenance of high standards of osteopathic education;
  • By the stimulation of research and investigation;
  • By the collection and dissemination of such knowledge for the education and improvement of the profession and for the benefit of humanity.
Contacting the SBOM

How to contact the Pennsylvania State Board of Osteopathic Medicine

Hours:  Monday-Friday  8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Phone:  (717) 783-4858, select option 4, and state "Osteopathic Medicine"

Fax:  (717) 787-7769



Physician Licensure Renewal Reminders

Osteopathic physicians are reminded that the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine’s (SBOM) 2014-2016 licensure cycle ends on October 31, 2016.

The SBOM requires the following for license renewal:
  • A minimum of 100 CME credits between November 1, 2014, and October 31, 2016;
  • A minimum of 20 Category 1A AOA credits;
  • A minimum of 12 patient safety/risk management credits (Category 1 or Category 2);
  • A minimum of 2 hours of board-approved education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements.

Approved activities in the area of patient safety/risk management may include the following topics: improving medical records and record keeping; reducing medical errors; professional conduct and ethics; improving communications; preventive medicine; and health care quality improvements. Patient safety/risk management credits must be documented by an AOA, ACCME, AMA or AAFP accredited sponsor (institution, health system, professional association, etc.).

The 12 hours of patient safety/risk management credits and two hours of child abuse recognition and reporting are not required by the American Osteopathic Association, but are mandatory for Pennsylvania licensure renewal.

Please note: If you are a POMA member, we can affirm how many credits you have earned for all POMA Foundation-sponsored programs. However, if you have not completed your CME reporting forms and returned them to the POMA Central Office, you will not receive credit. Any credits not earned through the POMA must be sent to the Central Office via fax to (717) 939-7255 or e-mailed to in order for us to record them.

To contact the State Board of Osteopathic Medicine, call (717) 783-4858, e-mail or visit

Earn Category 1A AOA CME Credits - POFPS 2016 Symposium Outcomes Survey

The POMA Foundation is conducting a short outcomes survey for the POFPS 41st Annual CME Symposium.  Your participation in this survey helps us measure learning to plan for future CME programs.

Physicians who complete the survey in its entirety can earn up to 2 Category 1A AOA CME credits (survey credits are dependent on the number of credits earned at the symposium).

Complete the survey online by visiting

The deadline for completion is November 7, 2016!

POMA District 8 30th Annual Winter Seminar - January 26-29, 2017 - Farmington, PA

The POMA District VIII 30th Annual Educational Winter Seminar will be held January 26-29, 2017 at Nemacolin Woodlands in Farmington, Pennsylvania.


This year's seminar offers 20 Category 1A AOA CME credits (pending AOA approval), which includes 4 patients safety credits.  Click here to download the seminar registration formClick here to view the education program agenda.


If you have any questions, please contact the POMA Central Office at (717) 939-9318 or, toll-free in Pa., (800) 544-POMA.


See you at Nemacolin!

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