PGYP West Region March 2019

Representatives from four different hospital residency programs met to discuss their concerns and opportunities POMA offers with POMA leadership on Thursday, March 7 at the Industry Public House in Pittsburgh, PA.

With the help of the leadership exercise “Two truths and a lie”, we learned that our resident representatives have danced ballet professionally, grew up on a sheep farm and plays piano.

Review of POMA’s strategic plan, opportunities for scholarly activity and the upcoming educational programs sponsored by POMA were discussed. Attendees were asked to consider serving as a delegate to the POMA House of Delegates in May.

One area of concern that residents expressed was the difficulty in navigating the Pennsylvania State Licensure website in order to obtain their unrestricted license. We will reach out to the POMA office to see what resources are available for the physicians with the changes in the application for licensure.

Attendees were encouraged to reach out to their peers and their program directors to encourage participation in district and state events offered by POMA.