Wellness Grants

POMA Committee on Physician Wellness

Mental Health Awareness ribbonPOMA and the Committee on Physician Wellness are committed to creating and providing opportunities for open dialogue regarding personal well-being in all levels of the osteopathic profession. We promote osteopathic mental health and wellbeing through focused activities sponsored/supported by POMA and the POMA Foundation.

Our goal is to start the conversation and open dialogue regarding personal well-being in all levels of the osteopathic profession from students to attending physicians.

Over the last four years, the Committee has sponsored wellness events for residents across the Commonwealth with funding provided by the POMA Foundation.  Grants for the 2020 -2021 academic year have already been awarded. Please view the project summaries below.  

You may apply for 2021-2022 Grant Funding using the link below.


PDF Application

Timeline Activities:
Submit Grant Proposal Due - October 31, 2021
Expect Grant Notification - December 15, 2021
Program/Project Time Frame - January 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022
Results/Outcome Report and Survey Responses - Not less than two (2) weeks following program completion.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • POMA Membership Requirement: Programs require at least 25% osteopathic physicians or a minimum of 4 DOs to apply for grants.
  •  No alcohol-related activities or high-liability activities will be approved.
  • Support of the program director and facility for ongoing conversation following the completion of the granted project or program.
  • Completion of Result Survey on time. Failure to complete Result Survey will prohibit eligibility for following year.

Recaps of the Resident Wellness Events completed in the 2018 - 2022 academic year are showcased below.

Academic Year 2021-2022 Wellness Event Summaries

Lehigh Valley Health Network Cardiology Fellowship  - Escape Room and Thai Dinner 6.15.22

Our LVHN Cardiology Fellowship had our POMA Physician Wellness Event yesterday: Wednesday 06/15/22.
We had an amazing time and lot of fun at the Captured LV Escape Room and Thai Origin dinner...



Heritage Valley Family Medicine Residency - CSA Program

Our residents had a great time at our CSA kick off workshop complete with cooking contest and potting party. Everyone also appreciated meeting and speaking with Dr. Witherite-Rieg. I have attached the Post Project Summary that relates to the workshop itself.... 



Jefferson Northeast Family Medicine Residency - Bowling Night 2022

Jefferson Northeast Family Medicine Resident took some time to relax with an evening of bowling. Though their may have been a few....



UPMC Lititz Internal Medicine Program  - Cultural Potluck 05.29.22

UPMC Lititz Internal Medicine Program gathered on May 29th to for some comradery and decompressions. The residents....



Washington Health System - Holi and Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations 2022


Rangwali Holi (Dhuleti) is the Hindu festival of colors. It is a day when family and friends come together to cover each other in colored powders and laugh, share Holi delicacies including food and drink. Prior to the meal, one of the residents provided education on the holiday.... 


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