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.

2018-2019 Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship grant recipients

Grants were awarded to 15 Hand & Upper Extremity fellowship programs:

  • Banner Health Foundation, Phoenix, AZ *
  • Hand Rehabilitation Foundation, King of Prussia, PA
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA
  • University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
  • 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 2018-2019 fellowship grant recipients.


2019-2020 fellowship grant cycle schedule

Application period opens: Monday, September 24, 2018

Application period closes: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 5pm CST

Review period: December 2018-February 2019

Grant notifications: April 2019

Public announcement: June 2019

Funds distributed: August 2019

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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 13 Hand & Upper Extremity fellows in 2017-2018
  • Grants were awarded to 68.42% of programs that applied
  • OMeGA-supported fellows reported 30 Hand & Upper Extremity clinical research projects in the first six months of the 2017-2018 academic year

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 2018-2019 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


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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