Apply now for a 2016-2017 fellowship grant

OMeGA is accepting fellowship grant applications for the 2016-2017 academic year through Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 5pm CST.

Grants (up to $75,000) support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used for salary, benefits, and educational expenses. All applications are reviewed by subspecialty experts based on objective criteria including faculty expertise, ratio of fellows to faculty, educational resources and program emphasis on research.

2016-2017 Fellowship grant flyer

Click on the fellowship page for more information and to apply.

Subspecialty connections

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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Click here if you would like to receive e-mail notifications of future OMeGA grant application periodsProvide your name, title, e-mail address, and institution name. Notifications will be sent for all grant cycles unless "fellowship only" or "residency only" is specified.

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OMeGA has moved

Our new address is:

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Rosemont, IL  60018-4975

Grants are available through the generous support of donors

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