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Program of Merit

The 2024 POMS Interest Application is now open! Deadline to complete interest application is July 1st. Click here for more information and full criteria.

In the association’s early stages, a decision was made to form a Program Review Committee that would develop and implement a review process that would lead to a Program of Merit (POM) status awarded by the association. The intent was to create a status that would benefit doctoral programs in health sciences. This POM status provides:

  1. A mechanism by which key stakeholders, including students and administrators, can verify that the program is consistent with nationally vetted standards for doctoral programs in health sciences;

  2. Assurance to the public and employers about the quality of the programs and their graduates;

  3. A way for potential students to evaluate available programs and make a fully informed decision on the choice of doctoral program;

  4. Improved marketability and enhanced recruitment of prospective students for programs; and,

  5. Justification for additional resources for programs.

Click here to go to the 2022 award recipient announcement

POMS Overview

A step-by-step guide to the application process can be found here.

POMS 2024 Interest Application

Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

Presented at the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions Annual Conference 2023


Interested in applying for program of merit status?

Contact Dr. Lynda Goodfellow at today.

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