POMA's Annual Clinical Writing Contest


POMA'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 POMA's Annual Clinical Assembly and winning manuscripts are published in the Journal of the POMA.



About the Writing Contest
All Pennsylvania osteopathic medical students and residents training in Pennsylvania are invited to submit their research paper into POMA's annual writing contest.  The contest opens annually in November with submissions being due in February.  Finalists are notified in March and the winners are announced during the opening session of POMA's Annual Clinical Assembly.

Submit Your Research Paper Today!

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. Entries under 2,000 words will not be eligible.
• Residents must have their DME and/or residency program director sign off on their paper 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, CV or short biography, and three multiple choice/true-false questions with answers relating to their paper 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.