Wellness Grants


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.  

Resident Wellness Grant Applications are being accepted until October 1, 2022!  Apply by clicking here or submit a paper application.

Timeline Activities:
Grant Proposal Due - October 1, 2022
Grant Notification - November, 15, 2022
Program/Project Time Frame - January 1, 2023 through May 31, 2023
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 residents and at least 1 POMA Resident Member to apply for grants.
  • No alcohol-related activities or high-risk activities will be approved. Examples of high-risk programs include but are not limited to Axe Throwing, Shooting Ranges, Whitewater Rafting, etc. We encourage you to inquire if you have questions.
  • Support of the program director and facility for ongoing conversation following the completion of the granted project or program. 
  • •The grant does not allow for overhead / F&A Costs, nor should the funds be used for overhead/  F&A costs. 
  • Completion of Result Survey on time. Failure to complete Result Survey will prohibit eligibility for following year.
  • Grant approval is based on the activity submitted. Any modifications to the activity after approval will need to be reviewed and approved prior to the event being held.
  • To encourage collegiality with POMA and the POMA Foundation, a POMA representative may attend your activity to demonstrate support for your program.
  • POMA is not liable for any loss or risk associated with the activity.
  • The Grants are $500

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

Academic Year 2022-2023 Wellness Event Summaries

Saint Vincent Hospital Emergency Medicine - Escape Room - 02.25.23

Saint Vincent Hospital Emergency Medicine Residents tested their teamwork, knowledge and problem solving by..... 



Reading Hospital Internal Medicine - Paint Nite(s) February 2023

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Reading Hospital held two Paint Nite events as a form of art therapy. Art therapy is a psychotherapy that involves various forms of art making to promote self-expression, exploration, and healing. Over 2 different sessions, we had approximately 30 participants create their own art work.....



Penn State Hershey Family Medicine - Escape Room - 02.15.23

Penn State Hershey Family Medicine got out of the facility for some team work and team building. The program tested their teamwork and problem solving skills with...



UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine - All Pour One and One Pour All - 02.15.23

UPMC Shadyside Family Medicine ventured out to explore their creative side by.... 



UPMC Horizon Family Medicine - Penguins Game 01.28.23

UPMC Family Medicine adventured to the Pittsburgh Penguins vs the San Jose Sharks. All the best players were in actions and goals were....


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