About OMeGA

Fellowship and residency programs play a primary sustaining role in advancing orthopaedic professional practice and enhancing patient care. The new environment of increased scrutiny and oversight faced by orthopaedic medical device companies has caused industry funding of GME to be reduced. As a result, educational institutions and teaching hospitals now face an even greater challenge to innovate and sustain high quality graduate medical education programs.

Meeting a critical need

OMeGA Medical Grants Association was established in 2008 to ensure the continued financial support of orthopaedic residency and fellowship programs—the foundational components of orthopaedic practice and professionalism.

Independent. Objective. Fair.

OMeGA is an independent legal entity with a singular mission: To award and administer grants for graduate orthopaedic medical education through an open, accessible process designed to safeguard against potential conflicts of interest and to ensure transparency in the allocation of resources.


2018 OMeGA Board of Directors

Rex C. Haydon, MD
University of Chicago 
Richard J. D'Ascoli, MD
OrthoNY / Albany Medical College 

Julie Y. Bishop, MD
The Ohio State University 

R. Dale Blasier, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
John C. Elfar, MD
Penn State Health

Langdon A. Hartsock, MD
University of South Carolina

James J. Purtill, MD
Thomas Jefferson University

Wayne J. Sebastianelli, MD
Penn State Health

Download the OMeGA bylaws pdf  Updated 6.15

Download the OMeGA policies and procedures.pdf  Updated 10.15

Download Addressing conflicts of interest pdf  Updated 5.17