Orthopaedic educational grants
to fellowship and residency programs -
with independence and transparency.
OMeGA seeks nonconflicted academic leaders
Since its inception seven years ago, OMeGA Medical Grants Association has steadily broadened its support of quality orthopaedic GME, impacting growing numbers of orthopaedic residency and fellowship programs. As of August 2015, OMeGA:
Completed 19 grant cycles (fellowship in 9 subspecialties, residency/general education, and core competency innovation)
Awarded 661 grants
This solid pace is increasing as academic program and donor awareness continues to expand. Given this growth, OMeGA is accepting applications for its 2016 OMeGA Medical Grants Association Review Committee.
Committee members evaluate graduate medical education program applications in OMeGA's merit-based process. Applicants must be nonconflicted subspecialty experts with no financial interest in any orthopaedic medical device manufacturer, pharmaceutical company, and biotechnology company. Ownership of less than 5% in publicly traded securities and mutual funds in an orthopaedic medical device manufacturer, pharmaceutical and biotechnology company will not be considered a financial interest.
For 2016, Review Committee member positions are available in the Hand, Shoulder & Elbow and Spine subspecialties. Review Committee members serve a one-year renewable term. For AOA members, this commitment can be a stepping stone to becoming an OMeGA Board member. The application deadline is Friday, September 18, 2015. For more information and to view required qualifications, click here.
OMeGA supports fellowship programs in all nine orthopaedic subspecialties. To find information and resources for each subspecialty, hover over the "Fellowship Grants and Subspecialty Pages" button on the left, and click links in the dropdown menu.
Congratulations to 2015-2016 fellowship grant recipients
Grants were offered to 104 fellowship programs.
Click on the fellowship page for more information.
Congratulations to 2015-2016 residency/general education grant recipients
Grants were offered to 11 residency programs.Click on the residency page for more information.
2015 OMeGA officers announced
Dr. C. McCollister Evarts, OMeGA's first president stepped down at the end of 2014. Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD is the new President, James J. Purtill, MD is the Secretary, and R. Dale Blasier, MD is the Treasurer.
Click here to open the public announcement
Click here to see the list of 2015 OMeGA board members
Click here to see the list of 2015 OMeGA review committee members
Orthopaedic community joins forces to rally support for orthopaedic GME
OMeGA, AAOS, OREF, AOA and 13 other orthopaedic societies recently joined together to approve and sign a letter to industry to encourage support for Graduate Medical Education (GME). Industry support of quality orthopaedic residency and fellowship programs is, without doubt, critical to secure the future of the orthopaedic profession. To demonstrate the crucial need for the non-conflicted, merit-based funding provided by OMeGA GME grants, and to enlist help from industry, this letter was sent to current and potential supporters of OMeGA. The letter outlines a brief history of GME funding, defines the role OMeGA grants play in the orthopaedic GME landscape, and calls industry to act on behalf of orthopaedic patients and the orthopaedic educational system.
Corporate support broadens reach of OMeGA grants
Since 2008, OMeGA Medical Grants Association has collaborated with corporate donors to support quality orthopaedic residency programs and fellowship education. OMeGA grants provide an objective, non-conflicted, transparent funding mechanism to assure continued funding of orthopaedic training--education that is critical to maintaining quality orthopaedic patient care. In its first six years OMeGA has received 1,073 applications for residency and fellowship support, and requests from meritorious programs continue to grow. In the past year alone, applications for OMeGA grants has increased significantly because OMeGA is now the only third-part administrator of grants in all orthopaedic sub-specialty categories.
Corporate support has also expanded, allowing OMeGA to provide grants to more programs. Additional fellowship funding from corporate donors for the 2014-2015 grant cycle has provided an increase in funding of 118.6% to meritorious programs. This increased funding gives OMeGA the ability to offer grants to nearly 80% of fellowship program applicants, a record number in OMeGA history.
The updated list of 2014-2015 fellowship grant recipients has been announced.
Click on the fellowship page for more information.
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OMeGA has moved
Our new address is:
9400 W. Higgins Road
Rosemont, IL 60018-4975
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