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.


CWC21The winners of POMA's 47th Annual Clinical Writing Contest have been announced!

The Golden Quill Award is presented to Mary Crowe, DO for her paper "Osteoporosis Education Initiative Improves Screening in Population Notoriously Under Managed in Long-Term Care".

Second place is presented to Jenna Cheng, DO for her paper "The Effect of Social Media Use on Psychiatric Hospitalization in Children and Adolescents".

Third place is presented to Jeffrey Kalczynski, PCOM OMS-IV for his paper "Measuring the Effect of a Resuscitation Academy on Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Rates".

Honorable mention is presented to Shane Lohss, DO for his paper "Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Compliance Rates Through Marketing and Performance of a 2 for 1 Combined Colonoscopy-Prostate Screening Exam".

The winning entries will be published in upcoming issues of the Journal of the POMA.  Congratulations to the 2021 winners!



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.

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.