Sunday, September 25, 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.
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

POMA Website Features for Online Members

The POMA website allows POMA members to keep you up-to-date with news alerts as well as:

  • Pay your 2016-2017 dues online
  • Access your CME credits online (Please note, only CME credits for POMA-sponsored events are automatically available.  Physicians who receive credits from a source other than the POMA should forward information on the program to the POMA Central Office. If you are having difficulties with your credits, please call (717) 939-9318, ext. 18)
  • View Member's Only news
  • View the complete POMA Membership Directory
  • View archives of POMA publications

To gain access to these features, become a member of the POMA online community by registering with the site (see instructions below).  Non-POMA members may view the public site but are restricted from the privileges of active POMA members.

Registration Instructions for POMA Online First Time Users
• Click Register on the upper right hand side of the page.
• Enter your AOA number (without the leading zero) i
n the box provided.
• Select your POMA membership status by clicking the appropriate button and click Continue.
• Chose your osteopathic medical school and graduation year from the pull-down list to verify your identity. Click Continue.
• Verify the information provided and complete the remaining fields.
• Once done, click Register.
• Click Logout on the upper right hand side of the page.
• Click Login, enter your AOA number (without the leading zero) and password, and click Login to gain access to the members-only information.

* Do not put a zero in front of your AOA number *

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