About the POMA Foundation
The Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association Foundation (POMAF) has been established to provide continuing medical education to POMA members, other physicians and other individuals; and to promote the public health by the collection and dissemination of osteopathic medical knowledge for the education and improvement of the osteopathic profession and for the benefit of humanity. is a divisional society of the American Osteopathic Association.

POMA Foundation Mission Statement
To preserve and promote the osteopathic tenets of mind, body, and spirit.

POMA Foundation Vision Statement
Promote the osteopathic tenets of mind, body and spirit for patient care and for the physicians who treat them.

Meet the POMA Foundation Leadership

Latest News 

POMA Foundation Prepares to Open Resident Wellness Grant Program
September 25, 2023


POMA is committed to creating and providing opportunities for open dialogue around health and personal well-being across the osteopathic profession. Specifically for residents, we promote well-being through focused activities sponsored by POMA and financially supported by the POMA Foundation. 

Over the last five years, $32,500 has been awarded to 66 residency programs in Pennsylvania. Residents have planned paint nights, escape rooms, garden projects, obstacle courses, cultural celebrations and arcade fun. Project summaries are provided below.   

Our next cycle of resident wellness grant funding is opening soon! Applications will be available October 1, 2023!  

POMA Foundation Named the Exclusive Physician Partner of the PIAA
May 4, 2023


Grant & Scholarship Opportunities

► Coming October 1, 2023
Residents - funding for wellness events for your residency program is available! The application window will be open October 1 - November 15, 2023. Learn more about this opportunity here!

► Coming Fall 2023

Residents and Students - check out POMA Foundation Resident & Student Scholarship opportunities. Applications for the 2022-23 program has closed. Check back in Fall 2023 for more information.

 Coming Spring 2024
Apply for the Osteopathic Medicine Bright Ideas Grants. Check back in January 2024.

► Coming Fall 2024
The 2023 Osteopathic Medicine Community Enhancing Grant cycle has closed. Check back in August 2024 for the next application window.  Click here to learn more about this grant opportunity to prepare for the next round of funding.

Donate to the POMA Foundation

The POMA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity and as such, donations are considered tax deductible. On behalf of the POMA Foundation, thank you for your donation. Your contributions help to fund the foundation and its programs that support the osteopathic profession.