POMA - YOUR HOME FOR OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA) proudly represents its professional osteopathic family since 1903. Our family includes more than 8,400 osteopathic physicians, residents & interns and 2,590 osteopathic students. Through the promotion of public health and encouraging scientific research we aim to continue to advance the science and art of osteopathic medicine. As the osteopathic medical field continues to grow, we remain your home for everything osteopathic medicine.


POMA News & Updates

AOA MEMBERS NOTIFIED OF AOA LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT

As announced on July 27, 2018, AOA has reached an agreement to settle the class action lawsuit filed two years ago. Details of the settlement, which still must be approved by the court, are explained in The DO. On Aug. 9, members received formal notification of the settlement. It defines who is in the class, the terms of the settlement and the rights of class members. There is no need for settlement class members to do anything to approve the settlement; they will receive benefits automatically when the settlement is fully approved by the court. Class members may choose to object to the settlement, but they cannot exclude themselves from the settlement or class. The AOA has produced an FAQ that provides additional information about decoupling and the impact of the settlement on membership, certification and CME. You may share this with your leadership and use it to answer questions from your members.

IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION 
CONTACT YOUR PA STATE HOUSE MEMBER

Oppose CRNP independent licensure, House Bill 100, Senate Bill 25
We ask you to reach out to your legislator when they are in their respective district over the course of the next few weeks. Elected officials are more available and receptive to contact from their constituents in the districts. Express your opposition (in person is best or by telephone, AND in writing) on this issue relative to CRNP Legislation (HB 100, SB 25). POMA has emailed and sent a hard copy of our opposition letter to all House members in advance of your contact. Your one-on-one interaction is our most effective tool to influence this issue.
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HB100 & SB25

POMA members discuss HB100 & SB25 and why a team approach to healthcare is important. 

Opioids

POMA member Bradley Miller, DO discusses his experience with addiction in rural communities.

Benefits of Membership

POMA membership card

Whether you are a veteran DO, a resident or a student of osteopathic medicine, POMA works to supply you with the information and connections you need. We are your legislative voice across the state, your advocate for the osteopathic profession, your source for state licensure information and CME credits - we are here to assist and provide everything you need throughout your career as an osteopathic physician in Pennsylvania. Join today and start receiving all the benefits of a POMA Membership!

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Get Involved! 

Map of POMA districts

Looking to become more involved with POMA? We encourage all of our members to contact their District Leaders to find out more about how they can make a difference on their local level. To better provide representation, POMA is divided into 13 districts who regularly meet to discuss issues and news going on within the osteopathic field and within their communities, as well as to offer networking and social opportunities. Click below to find your district and information about their next meeting.