PGYP East Region December 2018

The Eastern Region of the Professional Guidance Committee held its winter meeting with 17 enthusiastic residents and interns on December 5, 2018, at Maggiano’s in King of Prussia. After a spirited icebreaker where the room was divided into small groups and each group was asked to identify four things their group had in common with each other – with only being a physical attribute and being a DO could not be one of the four. The focus was on making a human connection in a few brief minutes which is essentially all that a physician has to make a patient comfortable and gain his/her trust during a visit.

Attendees were provided information for scholarly activity, POMA Foundation scholarships and an update on the POMA strategic plan. Attendees also gave great insight toward the planning of future topics for education sessions and/or webinars, as well as what would make a mobile app more user-friendly.

Residents and interns had an opportunity to voice their concerns about issues that affect them at their level of training and beyond.  Physician mentor leaders and POMA staff offered solutions and are working on the next steps to address these concerns.

The group will meet again in March 2019.