Hand & Upper Extremity


OMeGA Medical Grants Association fellowship grants support clinical fellowship programs in all nine orthopaedic subspecialty categories. Grants may be used for fellow salary and benefits only. Programs must email OMeGA to request preapproval of exceptional items if salary and benefit support is not possible.

2017-2018 Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship grant recipients

Grants were awarded to 13 Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship programs:

  • Hand Rehabilitation Foundation, King of Prussia, PA
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • MORE Foundation, Phoenix, AZ *
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO

* Developing Program

Click here to view the entire list of 2017-2018 fellowship grant recipients.


Hand & Upper Extremity data at a glance

Grant recipient programs submit reports providing trending data. Aggregate data is shared only when there is a minimum of five recipients in a subspecialty in an academic year.

  • OMeGA grants supported 9 Hand & Upper Extremity fellows in 2015-2016
  • Grants were awarded to 50% of programs that applied
  • OMeGA-supported fellows in the first six months of the 2015-2016 academic year reported 15 Hand & Upper Extremity clinical research projects

Figure 1: Average number of Hand & Upper Extremity procedures performed per quarter for years of tracked data.

"Our program is grateful to OMeGA for this grant which has helped to support our fellow as he pursues his academic and clinical activities and accomplishes his learning objectives." OMeGA grant recipient program


Thank you to our 2017-2018 Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship donors

Funding for OMeGA grants is made possible through the generous support of orthopaedic GME from the following donors.


Zimmer Biomet, founding supporter

* Top 2017-2018 Hand & Upper Extremity donor


Thank you to our subspecialty society affiliate

Together, OMeGA and the orthopaedic subspecialty societies support quality graduate medical education and excellence in patient care.

American Association for Hand Surgery


2018-2019 fellowship grant cycle schedule

Application period opens:  Monday, September 25, 2017

Application period closes:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 5pm CST

Review period:  December 2017-February 2018

Grant notifications: April 2018

Public announcement: June 2018

Funds distributed:  August 2018


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