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 annual POMA Clinical Assembly and winning manuscripts are published in the Journal of the POMA.


CWC20POMA's 46th Annual Clinical Writing Contest is NOW OPEN!  All Pennsylvania osteopathic medical students and interns/residents training in Pennsylvania are invited to submit their research paper into this year's contest!  Judging will be conducted in March and finalists will be notified in April.  All contest winners will be announced during the Opening Session of the 2020 POMA Clinical Assembly on April 29 in King of Prussia.  The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2020.  Click here to view the contest flyer.  Click here to access the online submission formSee below for contest rules and regulations.


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.

Online Submission Form