Wellness Grants

WellnessGrants

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 will open Fall 2024!

Timeline Activities:
Grant Applications Open - October 2024
Grant Proposals Due - November 2024
Grant Notification - December 2024
Program/Project Time Frame - January 1, 2025 through May 31, 2025
Results/Outcome Report and Survey Responses - Not less than two (2) weeks following program completion.

Eligibility Criteria (last reviewed Sept. 2024):

  • POMA Membership Requirement: Programs require at least 25% osteopathic residents and at least 1 resident in the program is a POMA member.
  • 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 /facilities and administrative (F&A) costs, nor should the funds be used for overhead/F&A costs. 
  • Completion/Outcomes report on time. Failure to complete result/outcome report will prohibit eligibility for following year.
  • Grant approval is based on the activity submitted. Any modifications to the activity after approval is required to be reviewed and approved by POMA prior to the event being held.
  • To encourage collegiality with POMA and the POMA Foundation, POMA/POMAF representatives 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 from the 2018 - 2024 academic years are showcased below.


Academic Year 2023-2024 Resident Wellness Event Summaries

Jefferson Health Northeast Emergency Medicine - Grow Where You're Planted  05.30.24

            

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PCOM Transitional Year - Top Golf 05.28.24

            

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Abington Family Medicine Family Medicine - Family Dinner  05.17.24

           

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PCOM Orthopedic - Bowling Night 05.16.24

            

We were able to set up a bowling night following our weekly didactics when most of us would be free on last Thursday 5/16. We reserved 4 lanes at a local bowling alley in Philadelphia in a semi private section and had some catered food items as well. The event was well attended by 15/20 residents, our program director Dr. Rosenblatt, and 3 of our beloved attendings. Everyone had a great time and much appreciated the grant that was the impetus behind setting up this event.

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Geisinger Internal Medicine - Spa Day

     

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