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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.
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Call for Applications – General and Grilli Scholarship Funds

Attention 3rd/4th Year Osteopathic Students - Scholarships Available!

Interested and eligible applicants are encouraged to apply for a Grilli Scholarship or a General Scholarship. Funds are made available through the POMA Foundation.


Grilli Scholarship

Created to honor Alfred A. Grilli, D.O., a distinguished member of POMA who served in a number of key leadership roles, scholarships are available to individuals who resided in Western Pennsylvania prior to entering an AOA-approved College of Osteopathic Medicine. Further, the applicant must be entering the last year of their education in a College of Osteopathic Medicine and intend to practice in Pennsylvania. Click here to download the Grilli Scholarship application.


General Scholarship

Scholarships are available to individuals who resided in Pennsylvania prior to entering an AOA-approved College of Osteopathic Medicine. Further, the applicant must be entering their third or fourth year of their education in a College of Osteopathic Medicine and intend to practice in Pennsylvania. Click here to download the General Scholarship application.


Application Deadlines

Scholarships are granted once a year with decisions made in August and September. Return to Tammy Keller, c/o POMA, 1330 Eisenhower Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA 17111; or email tkeller@poma.orgThe deadline for completed applications is August 15th.

Please contact Ms. Keller for more information or to ask for additional details.

POFPS 42nd Annual CME Symposium - August 4-6, 2017 - Hershey, PA

Save the Date!!

Mark your calendars for the

POFPS 42nd Annual CME Symposium!
August 4-6, 2017
Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pennsylvania




Registration Materials

The conference registration form is now available!  Click here to download the form and return to the Central Office!


Tentative Schedule

The tentative schedule for the conference is now available - click here to view! Check back regularly for updates!


Lodging Information

The guest room block at the Hershey Lodge has sold out but an overflow block has been setup at the Comfort Inn at the Park, just 5 minutes away!  To make a reservation at the Comfort Inn at the Park, call (717) 566-2050 a mention you are with the POFPS.  The block is available until July 11!

Click here for a list of other local hotels and bed & breakfasts within 15 minutes of Hershey.


Booth & Sponsorship Information

Attention Exhibitors and Sponsors... Booth space and sponsorship opportunities are still available!

Click here to download the exhibit and sponsorship prospectus and to view the current exhibit hall layout.


The Feminine Touch

Have you seen "The Feminine Touch," a new PBS documentary that tells the story of women in Osteopathic Medicine?  It is inspired by the book, "The Feminine Touch: Women in Osteopathic Medicine" by Thomas Quinn, DO.  The documentary was aired on April 20, 2017 in the Tampa, Florida, area and is being picked up by other PBS affiliates.  It's also available for free online viewing at

2017 POMA Clinical Assembly - Wrap-up Materials

Thank you for joining us at the 2017 POMA Clinical Assembly!

This year, POMA entered a new era where we sought answers to tough questions, worked together to find solutions and innovate, and committed to being active participants in change.  We experienced new ways of communicating, networking and learning with the overarching goal of improving patient care.  Feedback thus far has been very positive - congratulations on being part of POMA's transformation!

Check out the attached Special Edition of the POMA Newsletter for highlights and be sure to visit our social media pages for even more highlights.


CME Reminders

CME credits for attendees of the 2017 POMA Clinical Assembly are currently being processed by the POMA Central Office.  POMA will record the credits earned in the membership database and forward them to the AOA.  STATUS UPDATE: CME certificates have been reported to the AOA.  POMA is e-mailing certificates to attendees in early June 2017.

Attendees who participated in the Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention lecture on Saturday afternoon will be processed by the Support Center for Child Advocates.  Upon matching attendee records with the Pa. Dept. of State, the Support Center will issue a certificate of completion which will be e-mailed along with the POMA CME certificate.

If you have any questions, please call (717) 939-9318, ext 18.


Updated Speaker Materials Now Available

Speaker materials for educational sessions at the 2017 POMA Clinical Assembly are available on the POMA Clinical Assembly page of the POMA website.  They will remain online until December 2017.


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