Orthopaedic educational grants
to fellowship and residency programs -
with independence and transparency.
Fellowship and residency programs play a primary sustaining role in advancing orthopaedic professional practice and enhancing patient care. The new environment of increased scrutiny and oversight faced by orthopaedic medical device companies has caused industry funding of GME to be reduced. As a result, educational institutions and teaching hospitals now face an even greater challenge to innovate and sustain high quality graduate medical education programs.
Meeting a critical need
OMeGA Medical Grants Association was established in 2008 to ensure the continued financial support of orthopaedic residency and fellowship programs—the foundational components of orthopaedic practice and professionalism.
Independent. Objective. Fair.
OMeGA is an independent legal entity with a singular mission: To award and administer grants for graduate orthopaedic medical education through an open, accessible process designed to safeguard against potential conflicts of interest and to ensure transparency in the allocation of resources.
2013 OMeGA Board of Directors
|C. McCollister Evarts, MD*|
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
|Richard H. Gross, MD*|
Medical University of South Carolina
|Alexander J. Ghanayem, MD|
Loyola University Medical Center
|James Purtill, MD|
Thomas Jefferson University
|Michael A. Simon, MD|
University of Chicago
|William W. Tomford, MD*|
Massachusetts General Hospital
* One of the original OMeGA Board members who have shaped OMeGA's policies and procedures to support conflict-free third party administration of orthopaedic graduate medical education funding.
Download the OMeGA bylaws pdf Updated 7.11
Download Addressing conflicts of interest pdf Updated 3.13