Benchmarking data for fellowship directors webinar

Do you know how your fellowship funding compares to other programs? How is your program's emphasis on research relative to other programs in your subspecialty? How has the pandemic affected fellowship education?

OMeGA invites all US orthopaedic fellowship directors to this complimentary 45-minute webinar. We will highlight actionable data from our 12 years of grant applications, grant recipient reconciliations, and fellowship director surveys. This valuable insight will aid your efforts to improve the quality of your program and provide the best education for your fellows.

Join us Wednesday, February 24 at 7-7:45pm EST/6-6:45pm CST

Rex C. Haydon, MD
OMeGA Board member
David E. Attarian, MD
OMeGA Advisory board member

Orthopaedic Oncology Fellowship Program Director and Vice Chairman of Academic and Research Affairs for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical Director for Duke University Hospital Based Clinics, Medical Director for Duke Health Orthopaedic Co-management and Chief Medical Officer of the Private Diagnostic Clinic at Duke Health

Interested in other educational opportunities?

Click here for additional webinars from various orthopaedic societies in February and March.

Application period for 2021-2022 fellowship grants is now closed

Applications are now being reviewed. To all applicants: Please respond within the time frame indicated if asked for additional information.

Grants support clinical orthopaedic fellowship programs and may be used for a fellow's salary and benefits. Programs can request preapproval of other direct education expense during the application process if salary and benefit support is not possible. 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

Click on the fellowship page for more information.

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 fellowship grant recipients

Grants were awarded to 140 meritorious US fellowship programs. This includes grants in all 9 subspecialties and is a record number for OMeGA.

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OMeGA receives a $7 million donation for US fellowship education

Zimmer Biomet, OMeGA's founding supporter, recently announced they will provide $7 million for the 2020-2021 academic year. This donation supports orthopaedic fellows across all nine subspecialties.

Funding is critical to OMeGA's mission to provide nonconflicted support to meritorious orthopaedic teaching programs and we greatly value all companies that support fellowship education through our third party model. Zimmer Biomet's generous donation will allow OMeGA to award a greater number of grants and increased grant amounts. Many programs rely on OMeGA for fellowship funding and Zimmer Biomet's contribution will allow them to focus their efforts on educating fellows rather than worry about how to fund the best future orthopaedic surgeons.

Click here for additional information.

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 drop-down menu.

2021 OMeGA officers

Kevin P. Black, MD continues as OMeGA's President. John A. Glaser, MD, is OMeGA's new Secretary and Richard J. D'Ascoli, MD continues as Treasurer.

Click here to open the public announcement

Click here to see the list of 2021 OMeGA board members

Click here to see the list of 2021 OMeGA advisory board members

Click here to see the list of 2021 OMeGA review committee members

Orthopaedic community joins forces to rally support for orthopaedic GME

A record 24 orthopaedic societies joined OMeGA to approve and sign the seventh joint letter to industry encouraging support for graduate medical education (GME). Nonconflicted industry support of quality orthopaedic residency and fellowship programs is critical to secure the future of the orthopaedic profession. This support is more crucial now than ever, as programs are dealing with unforeseen adversities due to the ongoing pandemic.

This letter was sent to current and potential supporters of OMeGA to demonstrate the crucial need for non conflicted, merit-based funding provided by OMeGA GME grants. The letter outlines a brief history of GME funding, defines the role OMeGA grants play in the orthopaedic GME landscape, and calls on industry to provide support to benefit the orthopaedic educational system and patients.

Corporate support broadens reach of OMeGA grants

OMeGA Medical Grants Association is the only third-party administrator of grants in all orthopaedic subspecialty categories. Since 2008, OMeGA 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 ten years OMeGA has received 2,084 applications for residency and fellowship support, and requests from meritorious programs continue to grow.

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Click here if you would like to receive email notifications of future OMeGA grant application periodsProvide your name, title, email address, and institution name. Notifications will be sent for all grant cycles unless "fellowship only" or "residency only" is specified. Your information will be used only as it pertains to OMeGA and will not be shared.

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Grants are available through the generous support of donors

Thank you to our donors that truly support the orthopaedic profession, funding multiple subspecialty categories.