Advocates for the POMA

Who We Are

APOMA

The Advocates are diverse in membership and tied together with the purpose of promoting osteopathic medicine to the public and strengthening the osteopathic family. We reach out to physicians (active and retired), spouses/significant others, widows, family members, friends and supporters of osteopathic medicine to support and promote the osteopathic profession, learn about issues facing the osteopath in your life and build a network of people sharing similar concerns and life experiences.

Officers

President: Liz Swallow, Lewistown
Secretary: Lori Hildebrand, Northampton
Treasurer/Immediate Past President: Caryn Helhowski, Huntingdon Valley

Contact APOMA

Mail: APOMA, 1330 Eisenhower Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2395
Email: apomainfo@gmail.com

Donate to APOMA

 


Mission Statement

The Advocates for the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (APOMA) shall promote and support the osteopathic profession through education, osteopathic profession through education, advocacy and collaboration.  In furtherance of its mission, APOMA shall: (i) promote and support public health and educational activities of the osteopathic profession; (ii) render service in national, state and community health endeavors; (iii) function as an affiliate of the Adovcates for the American Osteopathic Association ("AAOA"); and (iv) assist and work with POMA in achieving their charitable objectives.  APOMA is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code").  The assets of APOMA are to be used to the attainment of its purposes as set forth in this Section 1.2 and shall not inure to the benefit of any person or organization.


 Please Join Us During the 2018 POMA Clinical Assembly

APOMA invites anyone interested in promoting the osteopathic profession to join us at an open meeting on May 4, 2018, during the POMA Clinical Assembly and Scientific Seminar in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Greeting from: Wendy McDonald, RN, AAOA President
Speaker: Gregory McDonald, DO
PCOM - Department of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Chair, Dept. of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Medical Director, Physician Assistant Studies program, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology and Forensic Medicine ……

Annual Silent Auction

We will be holding our annual Silent Auction during the Clinical Assembly on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 and Thursday, May 3, 2018, to raise funds for osteopathic medical students. Last year, we were able to donate $13,000 to help defray the cost of stethoscopes given to each first-year student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Please support us by bidding at the auction.
  • Please donate something to be auctioned: tickets to events, jewelry, artwork, gift certificates, etc.
  • Everything is tax-deductible, so it not only helps a student, but also benefits you.

Contact Liz Swallow, APOMA President if interested. 
Email: wswallow1@verizon.net