POMA Annual Clinical Writing Contest

quillPOMA's annual clinical writing contest is open to all students attending a Pennsylvania college of osteopathic medicine and all osteopathic interns/residents training in Pennsylvania. Winners are announced and prizes awarded during the annual POMA Clinical Assembly and winning manuscripts will be published in the Journal of the POMA.


The 45th Annual POMA Clinical Writing Contest is NOW OPEN!  Winners will be announced during the 2019 POMA Clinical Assembly, May 1-4 in King of Prussia.  See below for contest rules and regulations.  The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 17, 2019.  Click here to access the online submission form.


Contest Rules and Regulations

• Contest open to all osteopathic students attending a Pennsylvania COM and all osteopathic interns/residents training in Pennsylvania.
• Eligible entries must be research based, NOT case reports.
• Length of entries: 2,000 to 4,000 words. Articles under 2,000 words will not be eligible.
• The author’s DME and/or residency program director must sign off on all papers for appropriateness of submission. Students may have the Dean or his/her designee (including a mentor) sign off on their submission.
• Each entrant must supply a photograph of himself/herself, a short biography and and three questions/answers for the CME quiz with entry.
• Entrants should see the guidelines for original articles as specified in The Journal’sInformation for Contributors”.
• Articles previously published in other journals are not eligible.


Online Submission Form