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.

2019-2020 Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship grant recipients

Grants were awarded to 10 Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship programs:

  • Hand Rehabilitation Foundation, King of Prussia, PA
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA
  • University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • University of Maryland Medical System Foundation, Baltimore, MD *
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO

* Developing Program

Click here to view the entire list of 2019-2020 fellowship grant recipients.


2020-2021 fellowship grant cycle schedule

Application period opens: Monday, September 23, 2019

Application period closes: Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 5pm CST

Review period: December 2019-February 2020

Grant notifications: April 2020

Public announcement: June 2020

Funds distributed: August 2020

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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 15 Hand & Upper Extremity fellows in 2018-2019
  • Grants were awarded to 83.33% of programs that applied
  • OMeGA-supported fellows reported 35 Hand & Upper Extremity clinical research projects in the first six months of the 2018-2019 academic year

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

"OMeGA grant funding is critical for our fellowship support." OMeGA grant recipient program


Thank you to our 2019-2020 Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship donors

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



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


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