Orthopaedic educational grants
to fellowship and residency programs -
with independence and transparency.
Application period for 2017-2018 fellowship grants is now closed
Applications are now being reviewed. To all applicants: Please respond promptly if asked for additional information
Grants 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.
Click on the fellowship page for more information.
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.
2017 OMeGA officers
Dr. Wayne J. Sebastianelli is OMeGA's President. Richard J. D'Ascoli, MD, is the new Secretary and R. Dale Blasier, MD,continues as the Treasurer.
Click here to open the public announcement
Click here to see the list of 2017 OMeGA board members
Click here to see the list of 2017 OMeGA review committee members
Orthopaedic community joins forces to rally support for orthopaedic GME
In October 2016, OMeGA, AAOS, OREF, AOA and 17 other orthopaedic societies 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 nine years OMeGA has received 1,888 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 subspecialty categories.
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Grants are available through the generous support of donors
Zimmer Biomet, founding supporter