PGYP West Region December 2019

An enthusiastic group of residents and attendings/POMA leaders came together at Cadillac Ranch in Pittsburgh on December 4 for the winter meeting of the Professional Guidance Committee – West Region. An icebreaker activity started the meeting with the group describing the profession they would have if not an osteopathic physician and then describing their dream job.  They found many similarities throughout the group in healthcare professions and education for their alternative profession, and dream jobs that included food and travel.

During dinner, POMA President-elect Gene Battistella, DO provided an update on POMA board activities, technology, conferences and scholarly activity opportunities.  All residents were encouraged to apply for the POMA Foundation scholarships, as well as to write for POMA’s blogs, How Are You DOing and DOs DOing More.

Recipients of the POMA Foundation Wellness Grants shared their projects.  The West Region was well represented, receiving seven out of 15 grants.  The group also discussed POMA’s resident leadership program in May and recommended topics about the business of medicine, financial advice, contract negotiation and job searching.

The West Region’s next meeting will be March 4, 2020.