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 field.  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 five years OMeGA has received 1,064 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.

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2014-2015 Residency/core competency recipients have been announced

Grants were offered to 7 residency programs.  Thank you to all applicants!

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Congratulations to 2014-2015 Residency/general education grant recipients

Grants were offered to 26 residency programs. Congratulations!

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Congratulations to 2015-2016 fellowship grant recipients

Grants were offered to 70 fellowship programs in the initial notification period.

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Additional thanks to Zimmer, founding supporter, for advance commitment of 2015-2016 academic year support

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Additional thanks to Medtronic for advance commitment of 2015-2016 academic year support


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