OMeGA seeks nonconflicted academic leaders

Since its inception eight years ago, OMeGA Medical Grants Association has steadily broadened its support of quality orthopaedic GME, impacting growing numbers of orthopaedic residency and fellowship programs. As of August 2016, OMeGA:

  • Completed 19 grant cycles (fellowship in 9 subspecialties, residency/general education, and core competency innovation)
  • Awarded 758 grants

This solid pace is increasing as academic programs and donor awareness continue to expand. Given this growth, OMeGA is accepting applications for its 2017 OMeGA Medical Grants Association Review Committee.

Committee members evaluate graduate medical education program applications in OMeGA's merit-based process. Applicants must be nonconflicted subspecialty experts with no financial interest in any orthopaedic medical device manufacturer, pharmaceutical company, or biotechnology company. Ownership of less than 5% in publicly traded securities and mutual funds in an orthopaedic medical device manufacturer, pharmaceutical and biotechnology company will not be considered a financial interest.

Review Committee members serve a one-year renewable term. For AOA (American Orthopaedic Association) members, this commitment can be a stepping stone to becoming an OMeGA Board member. The application deadline is Monday, September 19, 2016. For more information and to view required qualifications, see

Congratulations to 2016-2017 fellowship grant recipients

Ninety-seven programs received fellowship grants for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Click on the fellowship page for more 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.

2016 OMeGA officers

Dr. Wayne J. Sebastianelli is OMeGA's new President. James J. Purtill, MD, Secretary and R. Dale Blasier, MD, Treasurer remain the same.

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Click here to see the list of 2016 OMeGA board members

Click here to see the list of 2016 OMeGA review committee members

Orthopaedic community joins forces to rally support for orthopaedic GME

OMeGA, AAOS, OREF, AOA and 16 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 seven years OMeGA has received 1,498 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

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